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Alabama: All birth & death certificates must bear the signature of the current Alabama State Registrar Nicole Henderson Rushing. All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.


Alaska: Notarized documents must be notarized by Commissioned Notaries Public. Vital records must be issued directly by Alaska’s Vital Records office.


Arizona: Process times can be lengthy, consider rush services if time is short.


Arkansas: All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.


California: Birth Certificates must have the signature of County Clerks or Recorders. Process times can be lengthy, consider rush services if time is short. Rush services are available.


Colorado: Documents must be notarized by a Colorado Notary Public or certified by Vital Records or the County Clerk's office. Rush services are available.


Connecticut: Documents must be properly notarized. Vital documents must be original. Rush services are available.


Delaware: All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. Rush services are available.


Florida: Birth Certificates must have the current State Registrar "Ken Jones" Signature on it. Rush services are available.


Georgia: Publicly recorded documents must be official certified copies with the signature and seal of the issuing Georgia state or county official. Rush services are available.


Hawaii: We will have to order new documents on your behalf. This state requires an official signature to be notarized. Prepare for at least 4 weeks process time.


Idaho: Documents must be a certified copy or an original notarized document, notarized by an Idaho Notary Public.


Illinois: Vital records (birth/death certificate, marriage or dissolution of marriage certificate, etc.) authenticated, you should first get a certified copy of the record from the county clerk, local registrar or Illinois Department of Public Health / Vital Records Division. Divorce decrees must be a certified copy from the circuit clerk of the court. Rush services are available.


Indiana: Vital Records must be obtained from Indiana State Department of Health and Vital Records.  A certified copy of a county record is not acceptable.


Iowa: General State rules apply.


Kansas: General State rules apply.


Kentucky: Department of Vital Statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, etc.) - must be signed by the current state registrar, Paul F. Royce. Notary authentication required before Apostille.


Louisiana: Notarized documents: notarization must fully comply with Louisiana Notary Law or the document will be rejected. Rush services are available. 


Maine: Notarized documents: notarization must fully comply with Maine Notary Law or the document will be rejected.


Maryland: Vital records must have the signature of Geneva G. Sparks, Deputy Director & State Registrar for Vital Records on it. Rush services are available.


Massachusetts: Notarized documents: notarization must fully comply with Massachusetts Notary Law or the document will be rejected. Rush services are available.


Michigan: Only certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records by a Michigan County Clerk; City Clerk or Registrar in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb only; or the Michigan State Registrar are eligible for authentication. Rush services are available.


Minnesota: General State rules apply. Rush services are available.


Mississippi: General State rules apply. Rush services are available.


Missouri: Birth Certificate - must be a certified copy from Vital Statistics
Marriage License - must be a certified copy from the Recorder of Deeds of the county of the marriage or from Vital Statistics. Divorce Decree - must be a certified copy from the Circuit Clerk of the county where the divorce is recorded.

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Below is a list of States we serve and some of their requirements. This is not an exhaustive list. We recommend ordering recently issued vital documents with the current state official's signature on it. To order newer Vital documents please check www.vitalchek.com. Concerning notarized documents: every state requires a full Notary Public statement as required by law. Notaries should be advised that they must use the full and complete, statutorily appropriate notarial blocks for all documents they notarize.

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Montana: Vital document must be issued within the last 5 years. Notaries should be advised that they must the the full and complete, statutorily appropriate notarial blocks for all documents they notarize.  


Nebraska:  General State rules apply.


Nevada: Process times can be lengthy, consider rush services if time is short. Rush services are available.


New Hampshire:  Only Notary Public or Justice of the Peace signatures can receive Apostille.


New Jersey: Vital document should have a State Registrar's signature on it. Local documents will not be processed. Rush services are available.


New Mexico: General State rules apply.


New York: If ordering a new NYC Birth or death certificate from the New York City Department of Health request a Letter of Exemplification with it. It is NOT required but having the Letter is preferred. Rush services are available.


North Carolina: Documents must be certified since April 1, 2000.  All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. Rush services are available.


North Dakota: General State rules apply.


Ohio: General State rules apply. Rush services are available.


Oklahoma: General State rules apply. Rush services are available.


Oregon: Birth/death certificate, marriage or dissolution of marriage certificate should be obtained from the Oregon Center for Health Statistics. County records are not appropriate.


Pennsylvania: General State rules apply. Rush services are available.


Rhode Island: Documents to be
authenticated must contain the original signature of a Rhode Island public official whose appointment of office is
on record with the office of the Secretary of State.


South Carolina: All documents in a foreign language must be signed, notarized, and accompanied by an English translation signed by the translator with the translator’s signature notarized. Rush services are available.


South Dakota: General State rules apply.


Tennessee: Notary must be authenticated by the county prior to Apostille. 


Texas: Documents should be state or county issued within the last 10 years.


Utah: Rush services are available. 


Vermont: General State rules apply.


Virginia: Documents must have an issue date of 12 months or less. Rush services are available.


Washington State: General State rules apply. Rush services are available. 


Washington DC: Marriage certificates and divorce decrees must be the originals issued by the US Superior Court of the District of Columbia with Triple Seal. Rush services are available.


West Virginia: Only documents which are attested to by a notary public, county clerk, or the State Registrar of Vital Statistics can be certified.


Wisconsin: Vital Records are issued by Wisconsin County Registers of Deeds, Wisconsin County Clerks of Courts, or the Wisconsin State Office of Vital Records. Rush services are available. 


Wyoming: The document must be certified by a Wyoming official such as a County Clerk or Deputy, State Registrar or Deputy, State Examiner, or acknowledged before a Wyoming Notary Public.


U.S. Department of State (Federal): FBI Background Reports can be sent to us physically or we can accept the encrypted pdf file from your Channeler. Scans are not acceptable. Social Security documents must have the Nancy A. Berryhill (Acting Commissioner) name and signature or the name and signature of the Office Manager if from a local office. 


Original Certificates of Naturalization cannot be Apostilled. You must bring your certificate to your local USCIS office and request they make a certified copy called G-24. Send us your G-24 for Apostille or Legalization. 


Important: The U.S. Department of State currently does NOT offer rush services. Process time is 5 business days once submitted.