A marriage certificate is an official document that proves that a couple is married. The certificate is signed by the couple, witnesses, and the officiant, and is then registered with the government. An apostille is an internationally recognized form of authentication for official documents.
An apostille is generally required for international use of a U.S. marriage certificate. The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can issue an apostille for certain types of documents. The apostille can be obtained by mail or in person. Documents that can be apostilled are typically those that will be used in a foreign country. The most common documents are birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and employment records. However, almost any document that contains an official seal can be apostilled.
In order to get an apostille for a marriage certificate, the document must be sent to the Secretary of the State's office with a notarized application form. The application must include a copy of the marriage certificate, a copy of the photo identification of the person requesting the apostille, and a $20 fee. The Secretary of the State's office will then send the document to the probate court in the county where the marriage license was issued. The probate court will verify the authenticity of the marriage certificate and send it back to the Secretary of the State's office. The Secretary of the State's office will then issue an apostille for the marriage certificate.
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