Apostille requirements for birth certificates in Florida


MAY 28, 2021

question answer Is my Florida birth certificate eligible for an apostille? Here are the apostille requirements for Florida birth certificates:

(1) Birth certificates issued by local Health Departments are not eligible.

(2) Birth certificates signed by Deputies State Registrar are not eligible.

(3) Your birth certificate has to be signed by the current State Registrar Ken Jones.

(4) The following signatures on birth certificates are also eligible for apostilles: C. Meade Grigg, Oliver Board, Edward Williams, Charles Mahan.

What does an elibigle Florida birth certificate look like?

Florida certifications of birth and birth certificates eligible for apostilles:

Florida issues two types of birth certificates: Certification of birth (also called "computer copy") and Certificate of Live Birth (also called a "photocopy"). Both contain an embossed seal incorporated into the safety paper.  Please note that Certification of birth is considered a short form birth certificate.  A Certificate of LIve Birth (photocopy) is a photocopy of the actual birth certificate and has a lot more informaton. Please contact the Consulate's office of the country of intended use to determine what certification type (computer or photocopy) may be required. For apostille (authentication) purposes both Certifications of birth and Birth certificates are eligible.

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Read more about Florida apostille guidelines and tips.

How to apostille

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Florida apostille: price, processing time, order form


Florida apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)
Processing time: 4-6 bus. days.
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FedEx (standard overnight): $30
FedEx International: $75 (most countries)
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Not many companies provide this guarantee but we do: if, for some reason, your documents are rejected by the state after we assured you that they are acceptable, we will issue a 100% refund, no questions asked. We do not keep any service fees.

We apostille many kinds of documents from Florida and from all other U.S. states. The most common documents we process for Florida apostilles and foreign embassies are Florida birth, marriage, death certificates, divorce records, single status affidavits, criminal records, diplomas and transcripts, corporate documents including articles of incorporation, certificates fo good standing, bylaws and llc agreements, powers of attorney, minutes, resolutions, U.S. residency certifications, and many more.

After we have reviewed your documents, in most cases we will ask you to mail the originals to us. Sometimes, documents can be submitted by email or will qualify for our 24-hour apostille service. Please note that 24-hour apostilles are processed in Washington, DC. The price for our 24-hour apostille service is $175.

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 FedEx is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx (2nd day): $20
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