Getting an Apostilles for Adoption Reasons

Birth and Marriage Certificates

How To Apostille a Birth Certificate from Illinois?

You would have to send birth certificates (2) to IL Secretary of State to be apostilled.

The address is:

Chicago Office:
Illinois Secretary of State
Index Department
17 N. State St., Ste 1010
Chicago, IL 60602

IL charges $2 per apostille.

The Cover Letter they use to process this request is linked at the box below for your convenience. 

***Attention*** The Cover Letter (linked below) says that birth certificates need to be certified by the County Clerk or local registrar where the birth occurred.   So, when you call to order your birth corticates, ask them how you get this local County Clerk certification?  Tell them you need this for international adoption from a Hague Country. 

How To Apostille a Birth Certificate and a Marriage Certificate from NC?

Because these were issued by NC, you would have to send both of these to NC Secy of State for Apostille.  I have already given you the address, the fee, and the cover letter NC uses to process apostilles at the page instructing how to apostille your Home Study.  This page is here. 

How To Apostille Any Divorce Certificates?

Divorce certificates have to be apostilled as well.  Please let me know where your divorce occured, in what state, and I’ll send you precise instructions for how to get an apostille from that state (unless it is from  a state for which already have the instructions – in which case, you can just send them along with other docs going to that state)

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