Can you apostille a copy?

Yes and no.

It all depends on what type of document it is.

If it’s classified as a recordable document such as a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate or marriage license, and divorce certificate or divorce decree then no you cannot make a copy of it nor have a notary make a certified copy of it. It must be the original.

If however, you need a non-recordable document such as a photocopy of your passport, driver’s license, visa, bank statements, credit card statements, utility bills, contracts, bill of sales, lease agreements, social security card, or phone bill apostilled or authenticated you will need to make and sign a sworn written affidavit statement in front of a notary public.

You can highlight then copy and paste this exact affidavit verbiage (see below) onto a Word document and along with a copy of your identification or document you can get it notarized by a Texas notary.

Once you’ve signed and got this affidavit notarized and made a photocopy of your identification or verification document you can mail it or drop it off at our office so we can rush apostille or authenticate it with the Texas Secretary of State.

                                                                                     Certified Copy Affidavit


On this ________ day of ______________________ , 20____,
I _________________________________ (affiant’s name)
swear and attest that the attached document is a true, correct, and unaltered copy of my original ____________________________________ (name of your document), to which I am the documents custodian, named therein; and that I presented the original of the attached document (s) to the undersigned notary public as satisfactory evidence.

(Affiant/custodian holders signature)


State of Texas

County of ______________________

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the _______ day of _____________________________, 20____,
by ___________________________________ (print affiant’s name).

(Notary public signature)

(Notary public print name)


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