How to Apostille New Jersey Marriage Certificate - Foreign Documents Express


MAY 28, 2021

Apostille NJ marriage

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

How to get an apostilled marriage certificate from New Jersey?

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

new jersey marriage certificate localThis is a sample of a locally issued New Jersey marriage 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 marriage 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 marriage certificate does not qualify or you do not have a copy, we obtain a certified copy, and then have it legalized by an apostille or foreign embassy. Please contact us. The retrieval of an apostilled certified copy of a New Jersey marriage certificate takes 5-7 business days.

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

(a) full names of both spouses
(b) place of marriage (city, county)
(c) exact date of marriage (The exact date is very important as the Department of Health will search only one date for the record, and if the record is not there, a certified copy will not be issued)
The price for the retrieval of a marriage 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 is an image of a marriage certificate issued by New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton that will qualify for a NJ apostille.

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Your document can also be signed by Vincent T. Arrisi or Yamileth Cantreras.

More about New Jersey apostilles.


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.