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Our guarantee: 100% refund if we are not able to apostille your document(s). No service fees. 

We process documents for all countries. 

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.


Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers, and Zelle (646) 267-1140.

Major credit cards accepted


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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.) is included in the price. FedEx (2nd day, within the U.S.): $20, FedEx (standard overnight): $30. We ship internationally. FedEx International to most countries is $75 (FedEx to Eastern Europe and South America is $115).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.


DECEMBER 1, 2020

Authenticating a New York marriage certificateIf your marriage was registered in one of the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) before 1996, it will be printed on legal size pager and will include a copy of the marriage license and the actual marriage certificate. The NYC Marriage Bureau keeps these documents on film. These marriage certificates are also considered extended certified copies and have an original signature of the Acting City Clerk on the back. They are acceptable for the legalization by an apostille or foreign embassy

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DECEMBER 1, 2020

NYC birth certificate short form acceptableQuestion: I have a short form birth certificate: City of NY, Vital Records Certificate, Certificate of birth: Your website says I don't need a letter of exemplification, but the Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request form says I do. Which is correct?

Answer: The Office of New York State Secretary of State that issues apostilles suggests a way of preparing your certificate for an apostille. This does not mean that it is the only way.  If you were born in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island and your birth certificate is signed by one of the following City Registrars, STEVEN P. SCHWARTZ * IRENE A. SCANLON * EARLENE PRICE * IRWING MELLON, your birth certificate can be apostilled without a letter of exemplification. These signatures can be authenticated directly by one of the NYC courts, then the document is taken to the Office of the Secretary of State for an apostille.

Short form birth certificates are absolutely acceptable for New York State apostilles or legalization by foreign embassies. 


JUNE 13, 2017

argentina 1524518 480If you need to get a New York apostille for use in Argentina for a personal or a corporate document originating from the State of New York, we will be happy to assist you!

Both the U.S. and Argentina signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing Hague apostille stamps will be legal and valid in Argentina.

As we are located in New York, we are able to offer the most competitive price for New York apostilles for documents intended for Argentina, one of the lowest in the industry. We also offer free document evaluation so that you do not waste valuable time submitting documents that cannot be apostilled.

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JUNE 20, 2017

question answerIf you need to get a New York apostille or foreign embassy legalization for a corporate resolution, we will be happy to assist you! Follow these steps to prepare this document for authentication:

Step 1: Make a copy of the resolution.

Step 2: Prepare an affidavit signed by a corporate officer (president, vice-president, secretary of the company, etc), free sample affidavit follows. Then, the signature of the corporate officer has to be notarized.

Step 3: Make sure the notary follows all New York State notary requirements...

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DECEMBER 2, 2020

birth certificate price long 3If you were born in the 1970s in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, one of the signatures on your birth certificate will look like this. This is the signature of Earlene Price who was the City Registrar at the time.

Does this old birth certificate qualify for an apostille?  The answer is "yes".

Do you need a letter of exemplification to get an apostille? The answer is "no".

Should you consult the receiving agency in the country of intended use if such an old document with an apostille will be acceptable. The answer is "yes, you should"

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