How much does an Apostille cost in New York in 2023?

Question: How much does an Apostille cost in New York?

If you are willing to do the legwork yourself, a complete apostille in New York costs between $13 and $16; here’s the breakdown:

If you already have an exemplified document, such as a birth certificate with a raised seal from the clerk, you’;; need to send it to Albany with a check for $10. You’ll also need to pay for the return postage. Let’s use a brown manila envelope both ways for a postage cost of about $1.50 each way.
So there’s your first total of $13.

If your document is not exemplified, you’ll need to get it authenticated (you can do this at the County Clerk for free) and then authenticated at the same Clerk for $3.00.

So in reality you don’t even need to pay for a notary. The grand total is $16.

So why in the world would anyone want to pay our company $149 to do what you can do for $13?
Time, forms, parking… it’s all about how much you value you’re time. We have a system in place where we send a FedEx pack to Albany twice a week and make sure your forms are perfect.

We can also take your document from start to finish within one day using our expedited service. Many times, you can upload your document to while at Starbucks at 10am, and receive your completed apostille that night by 7pm.

But in the event you’d like to see how to DIY the apostille process, we’re here to help. If you have any questions shoot us a text at (914)441-2444 or email and we’ll help you free-of-charge.

But nevertheless, that’s what an Apostille costs in New York.