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Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island certificates

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Order a Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificates with an apostille / embassy legalization:

order online manhattan brooklyn bronx queens staten island marriage certificateAll marriage records originating from the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island ) are kept in the New York City Marriage Bureau. We can order an extended certified copy of the marriage certificate and have it legalized by a foreign embassy.

 


Apostilles for short form marriage certificates:

For apostille or foreign embassy legalization purposes both short and extended (long) form marriage certificates are acceptable. 

Short form marriage certificates are eligible for apostilles / embassy legalization if they have one of the following signatures:

  • Michael McSweeney - City Clerk
  • Carlos Cuevas - City Clerk
  • David N. Dinkins - City Clerk
  • Victor L Robles - City Clerk

ist1 6463761 exclamation mark icon compressedPlease note that some foreign countries specifically require an extended (long) form marriage certificate with an apostille / embassy legalization. Please check before ordering an apostille or consular stamp for a short form! If you need an extended form, we will be happy to get it for you, and have it apostilled / legalized.

ist1 6463761 exclamation mark icon compressedMarriage certificates signed by Hector Diaz (City Clerk) cannot be apostilled directly. Please order a new certified copy.

 


Short vs. extended (long) form marriage certificates:order online manhattan brooklyn bronx queens staten island marriage certificate

An extended copy of NYC marriage certificate intended for foreign use will have the following:

  • information about the spouses' parents: names and places of birth
  • number of times the spouses were married before
  • witnesses' names

This is how your extended marriage certificate will look if the marriage was registered after 1996:

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This is how your extended marriage certificate will look if the marriage was registered before 1996:

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Marriage certificates from other counties of the State of New York:

If you were married outside the five boroughs of New York City, your marriage certificate will be recorded (a) by the local county registrar, and (b) in the New York State Health Department

Locally issued marriage certificates have to be authenticated by the respective Office of the County Clerk in the county where your marriage was registered. The requirements differ a lot from county to county. Please email a copy of your marriage certificate for a free evaluation.

If you need to order a new certified copy of your marriage certificate, you can do it at www.vitalchek.com


Your marriage certificate qualifies? Mail the original to us...

If you have the original marriage certificate, and it qualifies for an apostille / embassy legalization, mail it to us and we will get an apostille / embassy seal for it

price 4New York apostille: $175(USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)
Processing time: currently app. 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
* Marriage certificates issued by local registrars take longer (add 5-10 bus. days).
 
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

Marriage certificates from NYC Municipal Archives:order online manhattan brooklyn bronx queens staten island marriage certificate

We can order an exemplified copy of the marriage certificate from the New York City Municipal Archives (marriages registered before 1950), and have it apostilled or legalized by a foreign embassy. 

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Please note...

tip apostilleNotarized copies of marriage certificates are not acceptable! In fact, New York notaries by law cannot notarize copies of vital records.

tip apostille Copies certified as true copies by the document custodian (you) are not acceptable! You do need the original document.

tip apostille Some foreign countries require that certified copies of marriage certificates are recent, e.g. were issued within the last six or twelve months.

  


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