Death Certificate Apostille

Another nation may require an apostille on a death certificate for a variety of reasons. When the family of the dead want to settle the estate in another nation, a death certificate is usually required. Other factors might include inheritance, property sale, retirement benefits, etc.


A certificate that is more than five years old can be apostille in most states. However, a few states have placed restrictions on how old a certificate can be. Death certificates from the states of Virginia and Wisconsin, for example, cannot be older than 12 months. A death certificate issued by the state of Texas can only be five years old. Because each state has its own criteria, we urge that you mail in your current one before ordering a new one. I can contact you with instructions if the State rejects your paperwork.