Do you need to get your Death Certificate apostilled?
An Apostille for Death Certificate is generally required when the family requests to settle the estate and/or the inheritance deeds of the deceased in another country, when the family needs to transport a casket/urn of the deceased internationally, or for re-marriage.
Depending on the state regulations, a Death Certificate issued by the County Clerk, Health Department, or State Registrar can be processed through our office.
To apostille a Death Certificate, you will need to mail to our office the original or a certified copy issued by the County Clerk, Health Department, or State Registrar. Please note that a Death Certificate can only be authenticated by the State of origin. For instance, if the Death Certificate was issued in South Carolina, only the State of South Carolina can issue an apostille on that Death Certificate with no exceptions.
To receive an Apostille on vital records, the original documents are required. Please note that no vital record documents can be copied, emailed, or notarized. Don’t trust companies who promise to apostille your Death Certificate and ask that you upload your documents on their website! The Secretary of State will apostille only the original documents.
Obtaining an apostille can be intricate. Avoid leaving this task for inexperienced staff or non-professionals who are not fully aware of the complexities of the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your application may be rejected, and you lose time and money. Make a better choice!
Our experts are available Monday through Saturday from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM. Please call us at 1-770-447-0360 and we will answer all your questions and offer easy to follow detailed instructions.