What does a New Mexico apostille look like?

covid 19 4960657 640Due to the public health concern regarding COVID-19, many state and federal agencies and consulates have suspended their walk-in service. Therefore, many apostille/ authentication requests are being processed via mail with delayed processing time. Please email us for the processing time. 
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.  

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new mexico apostille sealNew Mexico apostilles are issued by the Office of New Mexico Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all New Mexico apostilles no matter what kind of document an apostille authenticates (including New Mexico birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates, court judgments, personal and corporate powers of attorney, consents, criminal records, parents' consents for minor children travel, corporate documents, including resolutions, minutes, bylaws, articles of incorporation, certificates of goodstanding, etc. )

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What does a New Mexico apostille look like?

An apostille is attached to a notarized original document or a certified recorded instrument.  For documents that are notarized, the apostille verifies that the person who notarized the document was appointed to a notary public commission in New Mexico at the time of the notarization.  For certified recorded instruments issued by government agencies, the apostille verifies that the person who certified the document was an appointed or elected official in New Mexico at the time of the certification.  Examples of public documents include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, and school transcripts.

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In New Mexico, as in all states of the United States of America, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document. As required by the Hague convention, each apostille has the title "Apostille", the reference to the Hague Convention, and the following ten items: (1) country where the apostille is being issued ("United States of America"); (2) name of the official whose signature is being certified by an apostille, in the image above it is the name of the County Clerk, who certified the document that was apostilled; (3) the position or capacity of this official ("County Clerk, Rio Arriba County, State of New Mexico"); (4) name of of the seal on the attached document ("County Clerk"), (5) name of the city and state where the apostille was issued ("Santa Fe, New Mexico"); (6) the date when the apostille is being issued; (7) position of the official person who signed the apostille ("Secretary of State or Deputy Secretary of State, State of New Mexico"; (8) consecutive number of the apostille; (9) the seal of the apostille issuing agency (Great Seal of the State of New Mexico, this seal is brown); (10) signature. New Mexico apostilles also have the address, the phone number and the website address of the Office of the Secretary of state at the bottom of the page. Apostilles are attached to the document by a staple.  Read more about New Mexico apostille guidelines and tips.

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

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New Mexico apostille: price, processing time, order form


New Mexico apostille: $175 (Fedex 2nd day is included, U.S. only)
Processing time: 5-7 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
123 Seventh Avenue, Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Our New Mexico apostille guarantees:

Not many companies provide this guarantee but we do: if, for some reason, your documents are rejected by the State of New Mexico 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 New Mexico and from all other U.S. states. The most common documents we process for NM apostilles and foreign embassies are New Mexico 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, 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, and not in New Mexico. The price for our 24-hour apostille service is also $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 (2nd day) 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.

We process New Mexico documents for ALL foreign countries. 

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