Getting an Apostille for Marriage Certificate

How To Get an Apostille for Your Marriage Certificate?

Your marriage certificate is from Denmark.

Therefore it has to go Denmark for an Apostille.

For your adoption, you need 2 apostilled marriage certificates.

You would have to contact vital records division (or similiar name) in Denmark and ask them for 4 certified copies of your marriage certificate.  2 are for your dossier.  2 are needed for the rest of the process. You need 4 total.  2 of them need to be apostilled.  Not all 4 need an apostille. Only 2 of the 4. 

When you find the place that is capable of issuing your marriage certificates, aske them if they can place an Apostille at the same time.  They might be able to do just that.  If not, please ask them how to apostille these documents.  

According to my research, It is my understanding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the body in Denmark that issues Apostilles. 

Remember, we need PHYSICAL copies of your certs and apostilles, as we will be sending physical copies to Bulgaria.  Electronic ones won’t do. 

I believe this link will be helpful to you:  (I updated this link after our call on Friday – this is the link to the Denmark Embassy in the US). 

What To Do With Birth Certificates?

Good news! Your birth certificates DO NOT need to be apostilled.

They still need to be included in your dossier, just don’t need an apostille.  Please include 2 certified originals in each set of your dossier.  (Your dossier is in 2 sets).  Remember, please get 4 certified copies all togehter. 

What About Any Divorce Certificates?

For any divorces, the divorce certificates need to be presented with the adoption dossier.  Only photocopies of these divorce certificates/degrees are required.  No apostilles.  Just copies of each one.  


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