I Need an Apostille from Another State, What Do I need to Do?

If you find yourself living in one state but requiring an apostille from another state, we can help you. Our professional apostille agents are familiar with the authentication and apostille requirements of all 50 states and the District of Columbia and will be happy to assist you with your document needs.

How Do I Apostille an Out of State Document?

If you are living in one state, but need an apostille of a birth certificate from another state, we can help! Houston Notary and Apostille Solutions can help you quickly and easily obtain an apostille for your out of state marriage, death, or or birth certificate. Apostille authentications are only issued in their state of origin and can only be used in the destination country. Apostilles are intended for use in a foreign country and have no validity for use in the country of issuance.

If you require a birth certificate apostille from any of the US 50 states, or territories, Houston Notary Solutions can secure it for you, easily and affordably. Contact our office for easy steps on how to submit your document(s) to us for review and processing.

First, what is an Apostille?

An Apostille is best explained as an official certification provided under The Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. Its function is to certify the authenticity of the signature of a document, for fraud prevention. The Apostille is issued as an additional attachment to your documents, and validates your documents’ authenticity to a foreign entity, or to the foreign country who is requiring you present the document and apostille to.

The national notary association explains: “Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a document so that it can be accepted in a foreign country”

An apostille is commonly required

The US DEPSRTMENT OF STATE indicates that documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country usually need adoption dossiers and other documents authenticated to complete adoption processes.

Out of State Apostille Requests

The professional apostille agents at Houston Notary and Apostille Solutions are familiar with the processing procedures for securing apostille seals of all the US 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contact our apostille agents for assistance with obtaining apostille or authentications for any state. Our office is located in Houston, Texas and we ship documents for expedited service anywhere in the USA or outside of the country for your convenience. Contact us at 713-357-1924, or email your request to: staff@HoustonNotarySolutions,com

Apostille FAQ

  • The state of origin is responsible for the issuance of the apostille; verify the issuing state for your document to determine its origin
  • Know the date of your Vital Statistic Record, as it may not be issued more than 5 years from the current date to obtain authentication.
  • For older certificates contact the Vital Statistics office to obtain certified copies so that an authentication can be provided
  • Know the destination country for the apostille authentication
  • Know the timeline that you need your documents and act accordingly. Turnaround times vary, and expedited services are available.

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Please provide a valid phone number
Name of Country requiring this document
Expedited (72 hours or less) Standard (Up to 7days) Economy (Up to 21 days)
Tell us what type of Document you have for Apostille. Ex: Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Power of Attorney, School Transcript, University Diploma (include state of origin, ex: issued in Texas)
Tel us what 2nd Document you have for Apostille.
Tell us what third Document you have for Apostille.
Some destination countries require documents to be translated. If you need translation services or can translate them yourself please indicate. If you are unsure please verify and let us know as soon as possible
Please tell us a brief explanation of your needs, & a general location where we can meet to pick up documents as we offer a mobile only service. Ex: I’m getting married in XYZ country; I need to apostille my school transcripts for XYZ country… I live in Montrose/Katy/Sugar land.