Apostilling a Divorce Decree is easy as 1-2-3!
1. Download and complete our order form.
2. Mail your original document and the order form to us.
3. Receive your apostilled Divorce Decree at your address anywhere in the world!
Please visit Our Services page to begin the process of making your documents legal in a foreign country.
The apostilled divorce decree is often mandated by foreign countries to attest that you are presently not married. In some cases, additional documents including but not limited to an apostilled birth certificate and/or background check are also required for verification.
A divorce decree can be obtained from the Office of Vital Records in the county court where the divorce was filed. You can request a divorce decree either to be mailed to your address, or you can pick it up in person from the court clerk’s office.
If you used an attorney to assist you with your divorce, you should have received a certified copy of the divorce decree. If you did not receive a certified copy of your divorce decree, your attorney can request a copy from the court on your behalf and send it to you, or recommend an agency that can retrieve the decree directly from the court.
Global Apostille can process apostilles for divorce decrees issued by all of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Depending on the country requesting an apostilled divorce decree, you may also be required to provide a translation of a divorce decree. Please contact us if you need help finding a certified translator.
An apostille on a divorce decree is issued if a country requesting it is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. If you need to present your divorce decree in a non-member country of the Hague Apostille Treaty, you will need to process divorce decree legalization - a special authentication through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and legalization through the Embassy /Consulate office.
Obtaining an apostille can be a complicated process and should not be left to someone that does not understand all of the steps involved. Untrained persons that do not understand all of the tasks involved for certification in each country are more likely to make errors, which will delay the processing of your documents for days, weeks, or even months. Instead of wasting time and money with non-professionals, let Global Apostille handle the apostille for your divorce decree.