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Apostille for US birth certificate for naturalisation

Has anyone had the experience of obtaining an apostille for their US birth certificate for the purpose of Swiss naturalisation? They've given me a dealine of 14 days to deal with it, and it seems like going through an expediated document service is going to cost around 400 chf, when it's all said and done. I welcome any insight into this experience.
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Re: Apostille for US birth certificate for naturalisation

Depends on your state of birth. As you probably know, they are all different. I've had experience with three states getting apostilles, some are ok, others downright impossible. I am still dealing with New York state, where I have decided its best to do in person.
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Re: Apostille for US birth certificate for naturalisation

For California issued documents:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication/

According to the noted processing times, they have a 14 day backlog for items received by mail and an one day backlog for items handed in in person.
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Re: Apostille for US birth certificate for naturalisation

Thanks for the replies! My state of birth is Ohio, and it seems they don't even have a system for returning those to international addresses, since they require a self addressed prepaid envelope. I won't risk it, even though the city agreed to give me a two week extension. Expensive service it is!
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Re: Apostille for US birth certificate for naturalisation

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it seems they don't even have a system for returning those to international addresses, since they require a self addressed prepaid envelope.
You can print your own shipping label from the USPS website
https://www.usps.com/shipping/label.htm
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you can, but you need a domestic address to set up an account with the USPS.
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you can, but you need a domestic address to set up an account with the USPS.
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