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 Divorce Decree can be Apostilled, you must mail to our office for processing, a valid (recent) Certified Copy issued by the County Court (in some states - Circuit Court, Family Court, or Superior Court). If you hired an attorney, your attorney should have supplied you with a Certified Copy of your Divorce Decree. If not, your attorney can obtain one from the court for you. Divorce Decrees 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 Divorce Decree that was issued from another State.
However, not every Divorce Decree 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 Divorce Decree that is older than 5 years but in some states the Divorce Decree cannot be older than 12 months.
Therefore, we highly recommend that you