In New York State, a marriage certificate is issued by the New York State Department of Health or by the New York City Clerk's office for marriages within the 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island).   

Common questions about an apostille on a New York City marriage certificate:

What is a certified copy of a New York City marriage certificate?
A certified copy bears the stamp and signature of the City Clerk on the back of the document. A certified copy has the same effect as the original record that was issued at the time of the marriage. A simple photocopy of a marriage certificate is not acceptable for apostille.

What is a long form New York City marriage certificate?
A long form or extended form contains details information about the groom and bride (i.e. parents' date of birth and place of birth); such information is essential when the document is used for dual citizenship application.

Where do I obtain a NYC birth certificate the same day?
It is possible to obtain a certified copy of a NYC marriage certificate by visiting the New York City Clerk's office 141 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013  Directions: Brooklyn Bridge Station on the 4, 5, & 6 lines; Park Place Station on the 2 & 3 lines; City Hall Station on the N & R lines; Chambers Street Station on the A & C lines

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