Do you need an apostille for a Texas birth certificate?
If you were born in Texas and are considering moving abroad for purposes such as work, education, or marriage, or if you're looking to acquire dual citizenship, you'll require an apostille for your birth certificate. An apostille authenticates the validity of your birth certificate, including the stamps and signatures on it, making it officially recognized in all countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961.
How can you obtain a Texas apostille for your birth certificate?
If your birth certificate was issued in Texas and contains the signature of a Health Officer or County Registrar (e.g., Local Registrar, Registrar of Vital Records), you can mail your certificate to our office for apostille processing. However, prior to this, ensure that you complete one of the following steps:
• Get your birth certificate certified by the County Clerk’s office in the county where it was issued, or
• Obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate from the county recorder or the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The public official's signature, name, and title can usually be found at the bottom of a birth certificate.
The Texas Secretary of State issues an Apostille for the signatures of the following:
• County clerks and their deputies,
• County recorders and their deputies, and
• The State Registrar (Texas Department of State Health Services).
You can request your original birth certificate directly from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in person or by mail. Note that birth records are only available from DSHS Vital Records after they have been recorded by the County Recorder's Office. Due to the delay in this process, DSHS Vital Records suggests that certified copies of the birth certificate should be requested from the County Health Department or the County Recorder's Office for the first 3 months after the event.
Certified copies of your Texas birth certificate can also be obtained online through services such as VitalChek or VitalRecordsGov.
Once you acquire an original or a certified copy of your Texas birth certificate, you can mail it to our office for apostille processing. Keep in mind that an apostille can only be processed in the state that issued the document, so a birth certificate issued in Texas will receive a Texas apostille.
Navigating the process of obtaining a birth certificate apostille can be a complex task. If you require a Texas Apostille for your birth certificate, consider using our apostille services. Global Apostille has been helping clients with document authentication for use overseas since 2004. We can handle the intricate process of getting your documents authenticated, allowing you to focus on other matters. We apostille Texas birth certificates, marriage certificates, diplomas, background checks, FBI apostilles, and much more. Global Apostille is your ultimate solution for apostille services in Texas!
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