An apostille is a form of authentication that is required for many legal documents, including birth certificates when used outside the U.S. If you Bureau of Vital Statistics office in the state where you were born. In Nevada, this office can be found at 3100 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89102-9003.
The cost is $25 per copy and you can expect to receive them within 10 business days. Be sure to make multiple copies for your records as these documents cannot be replaced once they have been apostilled.
2. Notarize Copies of Your Document
Once you have certified copies of your birth certificate, you must have them notarized by a notary public (like Las Vegas Notary 24/7) or an attorney admitted to practice law in the state where the document was issued (Nevada).
This will help confirm that all signatures on the document are valid and authentic. It is important to note that if there are any discrepancies between the information on the document and what appears on public record, then it may not be accepted by authorities outside of the U.S., so it’s best to double-check before submitting it for authentication.
3. Submit Documents for Authentication
Once your documents have been notarized, they must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office for authentication with an application form and payment of $30 per document (cash or money order only).
You can submit your documents via mail or drop off at their office located at 202 North Carson Street Suite 4 CARSON CITY NV 89701-4201 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm PST or contact them by phone 775-684-5708 between 9 am – 5 pm PST Monday through Friday with any questions regarding apostilles/authentications or processing times.
4. Receive Completed Authentication Paperwork
After submitting your application form and payment, you should expect to receive your completed apostille paperwork within two weeks unless otherwise stated by their office staff during submission or follow-up calls/emails regarding processing times/questions about authentications/apostilles and other related matters with their staff members who can assist promptly with any queries or concerns during those hours mentioned above while contacting them directly via the telephone number provided above as well as emails sent from their website address which can also be found along with other helpful information online as well if needed too!
Apostilling a birth certificate can seem like an overwhelming task but following these steps makes it much simpler! Be sure to make multiple certified copies of your original document before beginning this process and make sure all signatures are valid and authentic before submission for authentication by having it notarized first if possible!
Finally, submit all necessary paperwork along with payment (cash or money order) directly to the Secretary of State’s office located at 202 North Carson Street Suite 4 CARSON CITY NV 89701-4201 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm PST or contact them via telephone 775-684-5708 between 9 am – 5 pm PST Monday through Friday with any questions regarding authentications/apostilles
Remember, processing times usually take two weeks after submission unless otherwise specified during follow-up calls/emails regarding those topics!
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