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Las Vegas Nevada Marriage Certificate Apostille

Ordering Marriage Certificates:

The Clark County Recorder's Office keeps track of marriage certificates, which serve as evidence that a marriage ceremony took place in the county. The marriage certificate must be submitted to this office for recording within ten days of the ceremony being performed. Normally, one day after the official receives the certificate, a certified copy is accessible.

The US Postal Service folds and mails all copies as ordinary mail. Your purchase may take up to three weeks to arrive. Orders from outside the United States might take up to six weeks to arrive.

Certified Copies:

A certified copy of a marriage certificate is a duplicate of the original certificate issued by the Clerk, signed by the Officiant, and filed in their office. The copy is made using a digital or microfilm image that they have on hand. The copy is printed on high-quality paper with security measures. All versions of marriage certificates have a raised seal on the front. Most government organizations, the Catholic Church, jail visits, adoptions, and certain other nations may require this certificate. Marriage certificates are accessible for ALL weddings that took place between 1909 and the present.

You will receive a commemorative marriage certificate after your ceremony. The formal marriage certificate is requested via the Clark County Recorder's Office, while this copy is more of a souvenir copy. Because ministers have 10 days to register your marriage certificate, most couples purchase it online. You can purchase a certified copy once it has been recorded.

Obtaining Apostille from Nevada Secretary of State

Nevada approved the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Model Apostille Certificate on August 1, 2013. The Nevada Apostille is based on the Hague Conference's trilingual model certificate and is handled in accordance with the National Uniform Apostille Standards.

With a black non-embossed Nevada State Seal, all certificates are printed in black and white. The Secretary of State's signature is the sole signature on the Nevada certificate, and it will be reproduced from an official signature on file with this office.

The certificate is always 8.5 x 11 inches in size and mentions the public officer's authority. The certificate is stapled to the front left side of the signing sheet, which carries the signature of the public authority. The certificate is offset to the left of the signing page, allowing for the employment of a red-colored official stamp on the document's right side (partially on the certificate and partially on the underlying signature page). The adoption of these standards has reduced confusion about the legalization requirements for papers traveling internationally.

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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