How to get NY Apostille for copy of Passport, ID - New York Apostille Services

175 apostille 1All kinds of documents.

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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


western union

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.

Passport 2020In order to have a copy of your passport or ID legalized by an apostille or foreign embassy, follow the following steps:

apostille acceptable Make a copy of your document.

apostille acceptable On the copy please write:

"I, ........ [your name], hereby confirm that this is a true, correct and complete photocopy of my original ..... [description of the document]" Date:...."

apostille acceptable Sign in front of a notary public, make sure the notary follows the requirements (see below)*

apostille acceptable Mail the document to us, and we will get an apostille or foreign embassy legalization.

apostille acceptable If you cannot obtain a notarized copy as described above, please contact us

Prices, processing time, order form

If you received a notarized certified copy from your school, forward it to us, and we will get an apostille or embassy legalization. You can ask the school mail the document(s) straight to us.

price 4New York apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)
Processing time: currently 2-3 weeks* + mail
Embassy legalization: $375 (most embassies)
Processing time: depends on the embassy.
FedEx (2nd day): $20; FedEx (standard overnight): $30
FedEx International: $75 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe, South America, Africa: $115

* If the notary public is qualified in New York, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond county. Documents from other counties ususally take longer (ADD 5-8 bus. days).
* Most embassies. Please call for an instant quote.
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your documents. Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd.
Bldg. 1, 4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Make sure the notary follows the requirements:

apostille acceptable General 3The signature of the Notary Public must be original. It must exactly match the sample signature filed with the office of the County Clerk in the county where the notary public is qualified.

apostille acceptable The notary's stamp must indicate the notary's name, license number, the name of the county where the notary is qualified, and the expiration date of the notary's license. If the notary does not have an ink stamp, the above information must be printed or typed in black ink.

apostille acceptable The notary must include a Certificate of acknowledgment or Jurat basically of the following form:


State of New York    )
                                 ) ss.:
County of . . . . . . .    )

On the . . . . . . day of . . . . . . in the year 20 . .  . . before me, the undersigned, personally appeared . . . . . ., personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies),

_______________         [Notary stamp] 
Notary Signature     

[Notary's name]               Date:

Notary Public, State of New York


Qualified in ....... County

My commission expires ...


State of New York    )
                                 ) ss.:
County of . . . . . . .    )

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ........ day of ........, 20 ......

_______________        [Notary stamp]
Notary Signature     

[Notary's name]               Date:

Notary Public, State of New York


Qualified in ....... County

My commission expires ...