All of this information is recorded in an official register of deaths.
When working with foreign countries, it is essentially required to obtain an Apostille or Legalization confirming that the Vital Records obtains official and authentic signatures.
Before a Death Certificate can be Apostilled, you must mail to our office for processing, a valid (recent) Certified Copy issued by the County Clerk, Health Department or Vital Records Department of the County or State level of government. Death Certificates can only be Apostilled by the State who issued the certificate. In other words, the Secretary of State does not have the authority to Apostille a Death Certifcate that was issued from another State.
However, not every Death Certificate qualifies as a Certified Copy that can be Apostilled by the Secretary of State. For instance, some states have established time limits on how old a Certified Copy can be. Most States can Apostille a Death Certifcate that is older than 5 years but in some states the Death Certificate cannot be older than 12 months.
Therefore, we highly recommend that you