Apostille

When a citizen of a foreign country that abides by the Hague authentication treaty is married in Las Vegas, proof of the marriage consists of a certified copy of the marriage certificate (proof that the marriage ceremony was performed) and an Apostille. Some countries may also require a certified copy of the marriage application (license) as well. Please check with the appropriate agency in your country.

The marriage official who performs the ceremony has ten days to submit the marriage certificate to this office for recording. Normally a certified copy of the certificate would be available one day after the certificate has been received from the official.

The cost for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $7.00 per copy. An International Money Order (in U.S. Dollars payable through a U.S. bank) should be made payable to the Clark County Recorder.

The cost for an Apostille is $20.00 each. The money order for the Apostille (in U.S. Dollars payable through a U.S. bank) should however, be made payable to the Secretary of State. This Office will mail the certified copy of the marriage certificate and the money order for the Apostille to the Secretary of State.

Please note: The Secretary of State also offers the following expedited service options:

A 24-hour Apostille turn around time for a total cost to the Secretary of State of $45.00;

A 4 hour turn around time (if received by 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time) for a total cost to the Secretary of State of $70.00.

The Secretary of State's Office will forward the Apostille and certified copy of the marriage certificate to the couple or foreign consulate.

Please mail your requests and fees to:
Clark County Recorder
P.O. Box 551510
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1510