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Massachusetts Death Certificate Apostille

When you need to apostille a Massachusetts 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 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.

Years Available

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.

Apostille for Massachusetts Death Certificate

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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