An Apostille or Notarial certificate certifies the authenticity of the issuing official's signature on the vital record certificate, which is often required by foreign embassies or consulates.

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Obtaining an Apostille or Notarial Certificate is a two-step process that involves two separate agencies:
  • Step 1 - The Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville issues the vital record certificate for the Florida vital event.
  • Step 2 - The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, in Tallahassee issues the Apostille/Notarial Certificate.
Ordering through this website will include both steps. Your Florida vital record certificate will be shipped UPS to the Florida Department of State. Once the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, completes the apostille certificate, both the vital record certificate and the apostille certificate will be shipped UPS to you.

Florida Vital Statistics - Apostille/Notarial Certificates has partnered with LexisNexis VitalChek Network Inc. to provide you this online ordering service. VitalChek is an official, authorized service for remote ordering of certified vital records and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.

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