New York Apostille Covid – Breaking News from NYC

Breaking news about COVID policy at the Department of State from 123 William Street, Second Floor in New York City.

For over a year 123 William Street would not permit walk-ins in any capacity. We asked the lead apostille expediter from ApostilleApply in Westchester. This is the current news straight from Harry Otto.

Otto stated that, as of October 21st, “currently the Department of State in New York City is back to taking walk-ins”.

Otto then clarified that “the walk-ins are for normal-processing-time drop-offs, not for immediate service”.

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This is the first time since Covid that the Department of State was allowing any type of walk in service whatsoever. Otto commented “it saves an entire step of making applicants mail their apostille applications to Albany”. This, Otto said, “was a confusing step in the process”.

Now applicants can take their notarized birth certificates, power of attorney or other legal docs, to the Court Clerk, and then directly to the Department of State at 123 William Street in NYC.

Otto said “applicants previously never even knew if the application got there”.

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