When you need to apostille a Massachusetts birth 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 Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS). Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
Before making a request for a vital record, you will need:
The subject’s name
Date of the event
Place of the event
Proof of your identification (ID)
Acceptable forms of ID: Preferably a driver’s license (even expired) or Government issued Photo ID
You may also be required to provide documentation showing how your relation to the subject of the record, if you're a legal guardian or representative.
RVRS administers and issues copies of vital records that occurred in Massachusetts from 1926 to the present. Records for events that occurred from 1841–1925 are available from the State Archives. All records at the State Archives are public records. Earlier records may be available at the city or town of occurrence. Some city and town records are available from as early as 1635.
Massachusetts Birth Certificate Apostille
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.