Apostilles for a Bulgarian Adoption

New Hampshire Secretary of State


How To Apostille a Document for Adoption in New Hampshire?

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 Hampshire.

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

107 North Main Street,

State House Room 204,

Concord, NH 03301

NH Charges $10 per Apostille.  

Please make sure that check is made out to “State of New Hampshire” for the fees owed for the apostilles. 

NH does have the option to expedite.  It is as such: “An expedited fee shall be charged if IMMEDIATE (SAME DAY) service is requested.  The expedited fee of $25 will be charged for every 10 or more documents submitted for certification, and an additional $25 will be charged for every additional ten documents.  

Please include a pre-paid self addressed envelope for NH to return the apostilled docs to you.  (Please have a tracking number) 

603-271-3242  – please call to verify that nothing has changed since these instructions were written. (Double check fees, location, and ask if they have a preferred mail courier) 

Click below to get the form you’ll need as a “cover letter” to request an Apostille from NH.  



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 NH 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)



**FLORIDA NOTE**:   If some of your documents that are issued in FL, then they would need to go to FL Secretary of State.  For example, if your doctor’s appointme is in FL, then a FL doctor will sing the medical evaluation and a FL notary will notarize the MD’s signature.  Therefore,  these documents will need to go FL Secretary of State and not NH Secy of State.  If you have any such documents, please let me know and I will send you the instructions for “how to obtain a FL apostille”.