Do I need to get new apostilles?

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Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby beauac » 28 Jan 2011, 20:30

I have already got many apostilles for my documents but now I need to have many of them amended. What I am wondering is that once I get the amendments done can I take the old apostille and staple it to the new documents? Do I get new documents or do they change the documents I already have? The apostilles cost me $750 so I would like to re use them. Hope somebody knows what I am asking and can help.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby JPMessina44 » 28 Jan 2011, 21:15

Negative....must get a new apostille. Once the seal is broken, as you probably noticed, there are staples and then one large staple holding all documents together (sometimes, at least NYC) has a gold ring looking lock, which once it is off, the apostille is void.

If you want, which I would not recommend, is taking them off and trying to line up the original staple with a new one, but it's got to be perfect...if not, and its noticed, it will void that document and will prob draw more attention to your others which will subsesquently be voided.....

This is at least what I was told by the consulate....and also my good buddy got rejected for doing the same thing....the notary and department of state are acknowledging the validity of the document....and old apostille would be an acknowledgement of the original document, now that it is tweaked or changed, they will need to acknowledge the validity of the changes made now.

Sorry man, I know it sucks because you spend so much time or money. Its not worth it to get to your hearing, be rejected and then have to circle back and get everything fresh again.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby JavaisLife » 28 Jan 2011, 22:31

The apostilles are dated. When you get new documents. ... the new documents have - newer dates. You won't be able to use the old ones on the new ones. Even IF you manage to line them up accordingly. The dates will be wrong.

It sucks, I know - but it's just part of the process.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby sceaminmonkey » 28 Jan 2011, 22:32

100% need new apostille's. sorry. dont think of it as a waste. had you known you need these amendments but came without apostilles the consulate would have blown you off anyway. consider it part of your investment!

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby JPMessina44 » 28 Jan 2011, 22:46

^ agreed above....just get the new apostilles, sucky part of the process but necessary.

The risk just isn't worth it......

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby musaccosteve » 31 Jan 2011, 00:07

May I ask why it would cost $750 for certified copies of certificates with apostilles, that is birth, marriage, and birth certificates from the County Clerk's office? Am I missing something.

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beauac wrote:I have already got many apostilles for my documents but now I need to have many of them amended. What I am wondering is that once I get the amendments done can I take the old apostille and staple it to the new documents? Do I get new documents or do they change the documents I already have? The apostilles cost me $750 so I would like to re use them. Hope somebody knows what I am asking and can help.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby mler » 31 Jan 2011, 00:30

The most expensive apostille I had to get was $15. I understand that CT has upped the price to $20, but I'm not sure about this.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby musaccosteve » 31 Jan 2011, 00:56

The most I paid was $19 for my mother's birth certificate from Los Angeles county... Costs for birth certificates in San Diego are the same.

mler wrote:The most expensive apostille I had to get was $15. I understand that CT has upped the price to $20, but I'm not sure about this.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby priere » 31 Jan 2011, 02:43

mler wrote:The most expensive apostille I had to get was $15. I understand that CT has upped the price to $20, but I'm not sure about this.


CT is actually $40.00 to apostille a certificate.

If the poster got apostille 'service', which I've seen some translators offer and cost as much as $90 a certificate, that is what cost so much.

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Re: Do I need to get new apostilles?

Postby mler » 31 Jan 2011, 12:57

Whoa! When I ordered one way back when, it was only $15. I guess they decided that the apostille is a money maker.

It's good to mention, though, that apostilles are easy to obtain; no need to pay for a service. In fact, the more you do on your own, the less expensive the process will be.


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