How to get an apostilled birth certificate from New Jersey?


MAY 28, 2021

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You were born in New Jersey and you have an original birth certificate. Is your birth certificate acceptable for an apostille? What New Jersey birth certificates qualify for apostilles? If your document does not qualify, how can you get an original New Jersey birth certificate with an apostille for use in a foreign country?

How to get an apostilled birth certificate from New Jersey?

(1) Check if your document qualifies for a New Jersey apostille:

birth certificate new jersey local not acceptableThis is a sample of a locally issued New Jersey birth certificate. In the State of New Jersey vital records signed by local registrars do not qualify for apostilles or legalization by a foreign embassy. You need to get a certified copy of the birth certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton. Email a copy of your birth certificate for a free evalution.

(2) If your birth certificate does not qualify or you do not have a copy, you can order a certified copy + apostille /embassy legalization

Yes, we can get it for you! Please contact us. The retrieval of an apostilled certified copy of a New Jersey birth certificate takes 5-7 business days.

To obtain a certified copy, we will need a copy of your birth certificate for information. Or, if you do not have a copy, we need the following information:

(a) full name of the registrant
(b) exact date of birth
(c) place of birth (city, county)
(d) mother’s first and maiden name
(e) father’s full name
The price for the retrieval of the birth certificate and an apostille is $325. FedEx (within the U.S.) is included, FedEx (International) is or to Eastern Europe or Latin America.

If you have a certified copy from Trenton and qualifies for an apostille,  please send it to us by mail and we will get a New Jersey apostille for you. The price for a NJ apostille is $175, processing time: 5-7 business days. More about how to get a New Jersey apostille...

Below are images of birth certificates issued by New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton that will qualify for NJ apostilles.

birth certificate new jersey trenton

Your document can also be blue in color and signed by former State Registrar Joseph A. Komosinski. It is also acceptable.

birth certificate new jersey komosinski

Or, it can look like this... Also eligible for a New Jersey apostille...

birth certificate new jersey arrsi



Apostilles in some state and federal agencies are still being processed with delays. Please contact us for processing times. 

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Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

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.

Major credit cards accepted


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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.