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Apostille Death Certificate for New Jersey

What Is The Purpose Of An Apostille On A Death Certificate?

Apostilles are used when public documents must be produced in another country. If you've been advised you need to apostille a death certificate from the state of New Jersey, it will require this sort of certification in order to be accepted in another nation. The Apostille is a full-page certificate that is affixed to the document permanently.

How Do I Get An Apostille For A Death Certificate From New Jersey?

To begin, you must get a copy of the death certificate from the New Jersey Department of Health-Vital Statistics, along with a letter of exemplification. Only upon request will that department give an exemplification letter. Applications can be submitted in person, via mail, or online at the Department's office. There are some limitations on who can submit applications (immediate family). It is necessary to provide proof of identification. At the moment, mail-in applications take around ten weeks to process.

The death certificate must next be authenticated by the County Clerk in certain New Jersey counties. Please keep in mind that only a certificate accompanied by a letter of exemplification can be apostille according to the official requirements of the New Jersey Department of State.

A visit to the New Jersey Department of State is the final step.

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.


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