Overseas Births

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

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

To Authenticate a Birth Certificate for Overseas Travel (Apostille)

An apostille is a form of certification for docu-ments that are for use in countries in the Hague Convention. The apostille certifies the authen-ticity 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.