When you need to apostille a Louisiana marriage 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 Louisiana Department of Health. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
There are two options, Orleans Parish or Another Parish
All requests for an Orleans Parish marriage certificate must include proper identification, appropriate fees, and a completed application.
There are currently three ways to obtain a certified copy of an Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate:
You may complete an application for a certified copy of an Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate, bring your photo identification and correct fees to the Vital Records Central Office. Walk-in services only accept cash, check, or money order as forms of payment (no credit or debit cards).
Walk-in Service Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. (excluding state holidays)
Please fill out the application to obtain a certified copy of an Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate.
You may mail your completed request, a copy of your photo identification and correct fees to:
Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Please complete the application to obtain a certified copy of an Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate and allow approximately 8-10 weeks for delivery.
INTERNET, FAX AND TELEPHONE
You may use a major credit card to place internet, fax or telephone orders through VitalChek Network, an authorized service provider. There are additional fees when using this service provider or requesting expedited services.
To order using the VitalChek Network, visit their website or call 1-877-605-8562.
If you have already placed a VitalChek Network order, you may also check the status.
To inquire about an order placed with VitalChek, please call 1-877-605-8562.
The Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains marriage records ONLY for marriage licenses that were purchased in Orleans Parish. If you need a certified copy of a marriage record from another parish, you must contact the Clerk of Court in that parish. If you need a certified copy of a marriage record from another state, you must contact that state's vital records office.
Apostille for Louisiana Marriage Certificate
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