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North Carolina Death Certificate Apostille

When you need to apostille a North Carolina 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 North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:

- Standard Service

Processing Times

Due to current request volume, the processing times for non-expedited standard orders (for births and other certificates that require no changes) are significantly delayed and will be processed in the order received. To place an order using standard service:

  • Complete, print, and sign the appropriate form as indicated above in Step 1.

  • Include a $24 money order, certified check, or business check (not a personal check) for the first copy of the certificate and $15 for each additional certificate.

  • Make payment to "NC Vital Records".

  • Do NOT send cash.

  • Do NOT send overpayment, as it may result in processing delays.

Mail the completed, signed form and payment to: North Carolina Vital Records 1903 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1900 If no record is found, you will be sent a letter. The $24 search fee is nonrefundable even if a record is not located.

- Expedited Service

Processing Times We attempt to process expedited standard orders (for births and other certificates that require no changes) within 30 business days of receipt. Please note, however, that processing times may vary depending on request volume. There are currently 2 ways to get expedited service. + 1. Faster Processing and/or Delivery through US Mail, UPS, or FedEx + 2. Faster Service Online or by Phone: VitalChek

Apostille for North Carolina 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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