A birth certificate is one of the most important document associated with an individual, as it is required in several difference instances, including getting married abroad, adopting a child, claiming an inheritance, and much more. If you are required to submit your US-issued birth certificate in a country that is a signing member of the Apostille Section of the Hague Convention, then it will require an Apostille in order to be recognized as valid. The process to apostille a birth certificate cannot begin without a certified copy of your birth certificate. This is a copy that has been issued by the Vital Records Department at the state or county level. To order a copy, visit vitalchek.com Once the copy has been acquired, you may submit your birth certificate for apostille by submitting an online order form or downloading a PDF version. If you only need to apostille a photocopy, consider our rush apostille service. For further assistance, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents International, LLC will take care of your document legalization services in an efficient and timely manner.