The APOSTILLE is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. Here in the US, it is provided by the Office of the Secretary of State of the State where the document/certificate was issued.
NOTE: The Apostille is not a stamp on the certificate. It is a legalization, i.e. a document stapled to the birth/marriage/divorce/death certificate by the Secretary of State
If you are applying for Italian Dual Citizenship in the US, all Birth/Marriage/Divorce/Death records related to the "Italian side" must bear an Apostille (according to Hague Convention of Dec. 5, 1961) of the Secretary of State of the State in which the document was issued (except for the Certificate of Naturalization and/or similar documentation).
If you are applying for Italian Dual Citizenship in Italy, additional documents, such as the Naturalization certificate or the Statement of No Record and related documents issued by the federal government, must also be Apostilled by the United States Department of State.
Below is a list of the US States for information on how to obtain an Apostille. If you don't want to deal with government offices, we can Apostille your US vital records for you. Please contact us at [email protected].