How to Obtain an Apostille

Instructions for obtaining an Apostille for documents filed in Schenectady County:
 

Must  have original document - Birth Certificate or Marriage License certified with raised seal and signed by Registrar (may be obtained at location of birth or where Marriage License is filed).

Mail original document to Schenectady County Clerk (see address below) for Apostille from County (verifies signature of Local Registrar.)

There is a $5.00 fee per signature.
Make check payable to Schenectady County Clerk.
Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of documents.  
*You may call the Schenectady Clerk’s Office to inquire if they are able to forward your documents to the State Department for you.

Mail original document and County Apostille to New York State Department of State (see address below) for Apostille from State  (verifies County Clerk’s signature.)  
You must state the country where document is being sent.
There is a $10.00 fee per signature.
Make check payable to New York State Department of State
Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of documents.

County Clerk

NYS Department of State
Mr. John Woodward
Schenectady County Clerk
620 State Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
(518) 388-4220

NYS Department of State

One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12231
(518) 474-4429

If your document is not issued in Schenectady County or New York State, please contact
that County Clerk for procedures on obtaining an Apostille.