Apostilles for a Bulgarian Adoption

NJ Secretary of State


How To Apostille a Document for Adoption in New Jersey?


The green documents are “green” because I want to help you group them together in the sense that they will all be going together to get an “Apostille” from the Secretary of State in New Jersey.

In order to get an Apostille for a document notarized by a New Jersey Notary, you will send the docs to New Jersey Secretary of State.

With New Jersey, you have to go to their website and follow their instructions online.  You have to give them your name and contact info, describe the documents you need apostilled, give them your credit card info.  After doing all of that, they’ll give you a cover letter (personalized to your request) and tell you where to mail the documents for the actual apostille. 

 Below is the link to use to get started on your request.  They walk you through the steps.  (They have options to “expedite”, I don’t think it is necessary to do so)

Now, keep in mind, just because all the “green” documents will go together, that does not mean that they are all prepared in the same way.  

On the contrary there are quite a few differences in the steps you have to take with each in order to get them eligible for an apostille.  

One quick example is the Medical form.  It is signed by your doctor, and a notary notarizes his/her signature.  So you don’t have to do much but send it.  

However, the passport copies is something you make copies of and implement the affidavit/oath legalization before sending it – so you have more work there.  

Different forms will need different things done to them.  So please make sure to take the time and read the individual steps within each different document.  For some that I though were more challenging to prepare, there are videos of me explaining things.  Hope that helps.  

At the end of the day, remember, I am here to help, so if somethings isn’t clear – pick up the phone and call me! 704 527 7673. Or text, or skype me, or email me. Lets do this thing!

(Below is an FAQ directly from NJ Secy of State, if you’d like to check it out – but you don’t have to, and we always link to our Bulgaria page – as it is always changing with its new blogs and adoption stories)