Overseas Births

Obtaining a Birth Certificate for a Child Born Overseas to American Parents

Contact:
U.S. Dept. of State Passport Services, Correspondence Branch
1111 19th Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20522-1705
202-955-0307

To Authenticate a Birth Certificate for Overseas Travel (Apostille)

An apostille is a form of certification for documents that are for use in countries in the Hague Convention. The apostille certifies the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the document is serving, and identifies the seal/stamp, which the document bears.

The Office of the Ohio Secretary of State issues the apostille. For more information contact that Office at 614-466-2585 or visit the Ohio Secretary of State website.