A single status affidavit is a sworn statement from a person who has never been married. It is used to prove that the person is eligible to marry. An apostille is a type of certification used for documents going to countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. It is a certificate that is attached to a document to confirm that the document is genuine and has been signed by a competent authority.
If you are not married, then you will need to provide a single status affidavit to your potential spouse. This document proves that you are not married and are eligible to be married. The affidavit will need to be apostilled in order for it to be valid in the country where you are getting married. The New York Secretary of State offers apostille and certification services through its Commercial Recording Division. The cost is $10 per document, and anyone can request apostille or certification service by mail, in person, or online. .
In order to get an apostille for an affidavit in New York, you first need to get the affidavit notarized. The person who notarizes the affidavit will need to be a Notary Public who is authorized by the New York Secretary of State. Once the affidavit is notarized, you need to take it to the county clerk's office where the affidavit was notarized and have them certify the notary's signature. After the affidavit is notarized and certified, you need to take it to the New York Secretary of State's office and have them attach an apostille to it.
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