When you need to apostille a Maryland death certificate, you will need to make sure to have a certified copy of the vital record beforehand. If you need to order one, your best bet is to go through the Maryland Department Of Health. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
The Division of Vital Records (DVR) of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) issues certified copies of death certificates for individuals who died in Maryland in 1969 or later. For copies of records for deaths that occurred prior to 1969, contact the Maryland State Archives. If a record cannot be located, the certificate fee is not refunded and a Certification of Record Search will be provided.
The Following Persons May Apply:
Surviving relative or authorized representative of the deceased
Funeral director who was in charge of the final disposition of the body of the deceased. Funeral directors can click here for information on online ordering.
TO ORDER ONLINE:
To order online, visit www.vitalchek.com.
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service, VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
Neither our office nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.
TO ORDER BY MAIL:
Download an application for a copy of a Death Certificate:
Please mail the application, photocopies of required identification, entitlement documentation, fee (check or money order only, made payable to the Division of Vital Records), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215-0036. (Note that expedited shipping is not available when ordering by mail.)
Maryland Death Certificate Apostille
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