How to Apostille a Florida Marriage Certificate
December 13, 2023

You’ve been told you need to apostille a Florida marriage certificate and you need it fast!

AHHHHHH!

What does that even mean?!!

How do I get that?!

To apostille a Florida marriage certificate, you’ll need to follow a specific process.

An apostille is a form of authentication recognized by countries that are part of the Hague Convention.

No worries, A Notary On The Go Florida can help you to apostille a Florida marriage certificate in 2 days. Simply, ship us a court certified copy of your Florida marriage license.

We will personally take it to the Secretary of State in Tallahassee to get the apostille. Then we will ship everything back to you. It will only take us 1-2 business days.

Steps

1. Obtain a Certified Copy of the Marriage License

Contact the county clerk’s office in the county where you obtained your marriage license in Florida.
Request a certified copy of your marriage license. Ensure that it is an official and certified copy, as this is the document that will receive the apostille.

If you don’t have a court certified copy of your marriage license, you must obtain one from the county court in which your marriage license was filed in.

For example, your marriage license was filed at the Pinellas County Courthouse. To apostille a Florida marriage certificate, you must obtain a court certified copy from the Pinellas County courthouse. You can order these in person or have them shipped to you. Or if you are in a super time crunch have it shipped directly to me so I can apostille a Florida marriage certificate for your quickly.

The court certified copy of your marriage license will have a stamp on it, typically it’s red- that states it’s a true copy of the original document issued by the court. The Secretary of State in Tallahassee will use this to issue your Apostille.

The Apostille certificate will be stapled on top of the marriage license then we will ship everything back to you.

2. Prepare the Required Documents

Typically, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • The certified copy of the marriage license.
  • Any additional forms or applications required by the Secretary of State.

3. Submit Documents and Fees

Send the required documents and fees to us. Make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your documents.

4. Receive the Apostille

Once your documents and fees are received and processed, the Florida Secretary of State will issue the apostille.The apostille will be attached to your certified copy of the marriage license, confirming its authenticity for international use.

5. Verify Requirements

Before sending any documents, double-check the current requirements with the Florida Department of State. Requirements and fees may change, so it’s essential to have the most up-to-date information. We are available to help you double check your marriage license and documents to make sure they will meet the most current requirements.

Keep in mind that the process may vary, and it’s crucial to follow the specific instructions provided by the Florida Department of State.

We offer a few fast Florida apostille service options. If you need an apostille for your Florida marriage license check out our services and contact us today.