Looking for Apostille Service for your birth certificate? or Authentication Service near me? Neighborhood Parcel Business Center in Tewksbury MA has over a decade of experience helping Tewksbury and Boston MA area residents and businesses with all their Notary and Apostille Service Needs. You can drop off your documents or email them to us for a free consultation so you can decide how to go about servicing your documents and avoid wasting time and money!
Where Do I Apostille My Birth Certificate
First, you need to know what is an apostille. It is a certification provided under the 1961 Hague Convention for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. The main function of a birth certificate apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature of your document. Please also note that the U.S Department of State will only issue apostilles for federal documents to use in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. Here are some examples of State Department Authenticated documents:
- FBI Criminal Background Check.
- A U.S. federal official.
- A U.S. consular officer.
- A military notary, judge advocate (10 USC 1044a), or foreign consul diplomatic official registered with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Protocol.
State-issued documents for use in countries that are members of the 1961 convention must be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was issued. So documents originating in Massachusetts can only be apostilled by the MA State Authority. All 50 states can issue an apostille for a birth certificate. Nonetheless, each state has its own set of requirements, which is why the process of getting an apostille for the birth certificate is not exactly the same in every state. Generally speaking, one of the first steps to get the apostille is to order a certified copy of the birth certificate. So if you live in Andover, Acton, Boston, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Everette, Fitchburg, Gardner, Haverhill, Lowell, Lawrence, Malden, Medford, Methuen, Revere, Quincy, Stoneham, Reading, Tewksbury, Westford, Wilmington, Woburn, Worcester MA, then you can stop by our office and drop off your birth certificate for service. You can learn more here at Massachusetts Apostille And Mobile Notary Service – Trusted Apostille And Mobile Notary Services (massachusettsapostilleservices.com) or call us at 617-855-9354.