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Notarization and Apostille of Affidavit of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right

Updated: Mar 1

Relinquishment of Inheritance Right is called disclaiming an inheritance, which means you’re turning down or waiving the rights to the assets you were supposed to inherit. There are many reasons to relinquish the inheritance, such as to avoid the tax issues, to let others inherit the properties that should be yours, etc. If you wish to give up all or part of your inheritance rights, you should declare it in writing and then present it to the related agencies.

Content of Affidavit of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right

  • Basic information of the successor/affiant

  • Basic information of the decedent

  • Property information

  • Statement of Relinquishing of Inheritance Right

  • Other

In case your document will be used outside of the U.S. It is recommended that the document be prepared in both English and the language of the country in which the document is used (e.g., English and France, English and Chinese). You may consult a professional for the draft or simply download the editable template that applies to most situations.

English Version:

English & Chinese Version:

How to get an Affidavit of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right notarized?

To apostille or authenticate an Affidavit of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right, the first step is to draft an affidavit and get it notarized by a local notary near you. Here are 10 ways for you to find a notary.

Apostille or Authentication Process

After obtaining a notarized affidavit, depending on whether the destination country is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, complete the following steps:

1. Order the service that suits your situation.

If the destination country is a member country/region (such as Germany, Spain, France, etc.):

  • Get an Apostille from the Secretary of State.

If the destination country is NOT a member country/region :

  • Get an Authentication from the Secretary of State.

  • Get an Authentication from the U.S. Department of State. (if required)

  • Get a Legalization from the Embassy.

2. Mail the following documents to our office.

The checklist below may vary by the destination country. Be sure to contact us for confirmation.



​1. Original notarized Affidavit of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right

​​It should be properly notarized. This document must be original. Photocopies, scanned or digital copies are not accepted.

​2. Embassy's request or application form

​We'll fill out this form based on the information you provided to us.

​​3. Photocopy of Applicant's ID

​Acceptable IDs usually refer to Passport, Driver's License, Travel Documents, Green Card, etc.

​​4. Other documents (if applicable)

Mailing Address:

American Notary Service Center
7512 Diplomat Drive, Suite 101,
Manassas, VA 20109

Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.

Besides Affidavits of Relinquishment of Inheritance Right, we also provide apostille, authentication, and embassy legalization services for other personal documents and corporate documents issued in 50 states and DC.

⬇️ Other personal and business documents we provide apostille and authentication services for are:

Personal Documents:

Business Documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization

  • Amendment

  • Company's Annual report (Statement of information)

  • Bylaws (Operating Agreements)

  • Good Standing Certificate

  • Business License

  • Meeting Minutes

  • Board Resolutions

  • Shareholders' Resolutions

  • Corporate Stock Ledger

  • Financial documents

  • Bank documents

  • Tax documents

  • Contracts


American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at


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