NY apostille verification

covid 19 4960657 640Due to the public health concern regarding COVID-19, many state and federal agencies and consulates have suspended their walk-in service. Therefore, many apostille/ authentication requests are being processed via mail with delayed processing time. Please email us for the processing time. 
U.S. Department of State: the processing time for federal apostilles and authentication certificates (including FBI, 6166 U.S. Residency certifications, etc.) is currently 8-12 weeks. There is no expedited or walk-in service.  

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New York apostille verification (free service)


The New York State Department of State allows you to verify whether an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication was issued by the NYS Secretary of State office. This service is available for Apostilles / Certificates issued after April 9, 2013.

Here you can check the authenticity of a New York Apostille / Certificate of authentication.

Please note that the authenticity check does not provide information about the document that was apostilled / authenticated, it provides only the information that a certain apostille / certificate of authentication was issued on a certain date, and what signature was authenticated.

The response to your inquiry will look like this:

 Verified: The New York State Secretary of State’s Office issued Apostille Number 123456 on Friday, April 28, 2017 under the signature of Whitney A. Clark, Special Deputy Secretary of State. The Apostille authenticated a public document signed by Audrey Pheffer acting in the capacity of County Clerk of the county of Queens.

We verify all Apostilles / Certificates of authentication manually,  therefore you will get the response within 24-hours.

To verify your NY Apostille / Certificate of authentication, please complete the form below:





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