Apostille requirements for birth certificate in Missouri

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U.S. Department of State: the processing time for federal apostilles and authentication certificates (including FBI, 6166 U.S. Residency certifications, etc.) is currently 8-12 weeks. There is no expedited or walk-in service.  

dateUPDATED JANUARY 10, 2021

question answer Is your Missouri birth certificate eligible for an apostille? What does an elibigle Missouri birth certificate look like?

Birth Certificate must be a certified copy from the Bureau of Vital Records of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Birth certificates issued by the counties are not acceptable.

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Missouri birth certificates eligible for apostilles:

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services issues Certifications of birth. Here is what a MO Certification of Birth looks like. It is signed by State Registrar Kenneth J. Palermo (2019)

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Read more about Missouri apostille guidelines and tips for different kinds of documents.

How to apostille

Not sure if your document qualifies for a Missouri apostille? Email a copy of your document for a free evaluation

Need to obtain a personal or a corporate document from the State of Missouri? We can help! Please contact us.

Missouri apostille: price, processing time, order form

Apostille-priceMO apostille: $175 (Fedex 2nd day is included, U.S. only)

Processing time: 5-10 bus. days.
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx to Eastern Europe and South America is $90.
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your document(s). Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Our apostille guarantees

Not many companies provide this guarantee but we do: if, for some reason, your documents are rejected by the State of Missouri after we assured you that they are acceptable, we will issue a 100% refund, no questions asked. We do not keep any service fees.

We apostille many kinds of documents from Missouri and from all other U.S. states. The most common documents we process for Missouri apostilles and foreign embassies are Missouri birth, marriage, death certificates, divorce records, single status affidavits, criminal records, diplomas and transcripts, corporate documents including articles of incorporation, certificates fo good standing, bylaws and llc agreements, powers of attorney, minutes, resolutions, U.S. residency certifications, and many more.

After we have reviewed your documents, in most cases we will ask you to mail the originals to us. Sometimes, documents can be submitted by email or will qualify for our 24-hour apostille service. Please note that 24-hour apostilles are processed in Washington, DC. The price for our 24-hour apostille service is $175.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

We accept all kinds of payment, including personal and corporate checks, money orders, credit and debit cards, PayPal, bank transfers, Western Union, and MoneyGram.

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.

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