Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough on its own. Adding in the hassle of dealing with the legal side of it only makes it worse. If you’re transporting your loved ones remains to a foreign country, or dealing with the estate in another country, you may need to have get an apostille for their death certificate. All countries that are signing members of the Apostille Section of the Hague Convention require an apostille to determine that the signature of the vital records official is genuine. Before you can get an apostille for your death certificate, you’ll need to acquire a certified copy. These are issued by the Vital Records Department in your state or county. For more information, visit vitalchek.com Once you’ve acquire your certified copy, submit one of our online application forms or download the PDF version. Or, if you’re only in need of an apostille for a photocopy of a death certificate, consider our rush apostille service. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.