Apostille

What is an Apostille?

An apostille is a certification that an official document, such as a certified copy of a company’s Articles of Incorporation, is genuine. Apostilles can be obtained through a secretary of state. Typically apostilles are not necessary for domestic transactions, however, if you are trying to do business abroad in a different country, you will likely be required to obtain an apostille for your documents.

How to Obtain an Apostille:

  1. Obtain a Certified Copy of Your Formation Documents
    You will need to begin by obtaining a certified copy of your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization from the secretary of state. In some states, you can order an apostille and certified copy at the same time.
  2. Order the Apostille
    If your state doesn’t allow you to order an apostille in conjunction with the certified copy, you will have to order separately. Once the certified copy arrives, mail the certified copies to the correct state government agency (see below) and they will process the filing in the order it is received.
  3. Pay the Apostille Fee
    Apostille fees vary widely by state, some charge $5 per page, others charge $25 per document. To find what each state charges, see the tables below.

Apostille Information by State

Alaska Apostille

Order an Alaska Apostille from the AK Corporations Division. The state will only authenticate a notarized original or a certified copy. The state will return your documents by regular mail unless you provide a prepaid return envelope. The Corporations Division recommends using USPS Priority Express if you are in a hurry.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
USPS Priority Express Apostille/Certified Copy Order Form $25 Apostille

$5 Certified Copy

Top

Alabama Apostille

Order an Alabama Apostille from the Secretary of State. Use the submittal form below and provide your payment information.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Submittal Form $5 per document
Top

Arkansas Apostille

Order an Arkansas Apostille from the Secretary of State. Submit the Authentication Request form by mail or in person. Fax filing is available if you are also ordering a certified copy.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person or by fax Authentication Request Form $10 Apostille
Top

Arizona Apostille

Order an Arizona Apostille from the Secretary of State. Include the order form, certified copy of your articles, and fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request Form $3 per document
Top

California Apostille

Order an California Apostille from the Secretary of State. Include a cover letter, certified copy of your articles, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Order Form $20 per document
Top

Colorado Apostille

Order a Colorado Apostille from the Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Request, a notarized or certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request Form $5 per document
Top

Connecticut Apostille

Order a Connecticut Apostille from the Secretary of State. Include an Apostille Order Form, a notarized or certified document, and a check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited Apostille Order Form $40 per document
Top

DC Apostille

Order a District of Columbia Apostille from the Office of the Secretary. Include a cover letter, a notarized or certified document, the fee, and a return envelope.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Order Form $15 per document
Top

Delaware Apostille

Order a Delaware Apostille from the Division of Corporations. Include a cover memo, a notarized or certified document, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited Certificate Cover Memo $30 per document
Top

Florida Apostille

Order a Florida Apostille from the Division of Corporations. Send a cover letter, a notarized or certified document, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Order Form $10 per document
Top

Georgia Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority. Send a cover letter, a certified copy of your articles, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Order Form $3 per document
Top

Hawaii Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Include an Application for Apostille, a certified copy of your articles, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Application for Apostille $1 per document
Top

Iowa Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Iowa Secretary of State. Send an Apostille or Certification Request Form, a certified copy of your articles, and the fee. If you need to order a certified copy, you may do so using the same form.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille or Certification Request Form $5 per document
Top

Idaho Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Idaho Secretary of State. Send an Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form, a certified copy of your articles, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form $10 per document
Top

Illinois Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Illinois Secretary of State. Send an Application for Authentication or Apostille Certifying Documents, an original, certified, or notarized document, and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Application for Authentication or Apostille Certifying Documents $2 per document
Top

Indiana Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Indiana Secretary of State. Send a cover letter, notarized document, and return envelope.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form No fee
Top

Kansas Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Kansas Secretary of State. Send a cover letter, certified document, and return envelope

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form $7.50 per document
Top

Kentucky Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Kentucky Secretary of State. Send a Request for Apostille or Authentication form and the certified document.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Request for Apostille or Authentication $5 per document
Top

Louisiana Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Louisiana Secretary of State. Send a cover letter and the document.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
Fax No Form $20 per document
Top

Massachusetts Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. You must include a cover letter, document, prepaid return envelope, and check for fees.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form $6 per document
Top

Maryland Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Maryland Secretary of State. Send a cover letter, document, self-addressed stamped return envelope and check for fees.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Cover Letter for Documents to be Certified $2 per document
Top

Maine Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Maine Secretary of State. Send an Apostille/Authentication Request Form, document, self-addressed return envelope and payment.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/by courier Apostille/Authentication Request $10 per document
Top

Michigan Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Michigan Office of the Great Seal. Send a cover letter, certified document, self-addressed return envelope and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form $1 per document
Top

Minnesota Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Submit an Authentication Request Form, notarized or certified document, paid return envelope, and check for fees.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request $5 per document
Top

Missouri Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Missouri Secretary of State. Submit a cover letter, notarized or certified document, paid return envelope and payment.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
Express mail No Form $10 per document
Top

Mississippi Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Mississippi Secretary of State. Submit a Request for Apostille/Certification, notarized or certified document, paid return envelope and payment.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Request for Apostille/Certification $5 per document
Top

Montana Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Montana Secretary of State. You must include an Apostille or Authentication Request Form, certified document, paid return envelope and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person by appointment only State Certification Apostille or Authentication Request Form $10 per document
Top

North Carolina Apostille

Order an Apostille from the North Carolina Secretary of State. Submit the Corporate Document Order Form, documents and certifications, paid return envelope and payment.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Corporate Document Order Form $10 per document
Top

North Dakota Apostille

Order an Apostille from the North Dakota Secretary of State. Submit the cover letter, original documents, paid self addressed envelope and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person with appointment No Form $10 per document
Top

Nebraska Apostille

Order an Apostille from the Nebraska Secretary of State. Submit a cover letter, original document, paid self-addressed envelope and the fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form $10
Top

New Hampshire Apostille

Order an Apostille from the New Hampshire Secretary of State. Submit a cover letter, original document, paid self-addressed envelope, and a check.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited No Form $10
Top

New Jersey Apostille

Order a New Jersey Apostille from the Department of Revenue and Enterprise Services. Include an Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form, a certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
Expedited, by courier or walk in Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form $25 per document
Top

New Mexico Apostille

Order a New Mexico Apostille from the NM Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Request for Apostille/Certificate of Appointment Form, a certified document, and the filing fee

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request for Apostille/Certificate of Appointment Form $3 per document
Top

Nevada Apostille

Order a Nevada Apostille from the Secretary of State. Include an Order Form, a certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited Apostille/Certification Order Form $20 per document
Top

New York Apostille

Order a New York Apostille from the NY Department of State. Include an Order Form, a certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form $10 per document
Top

Ohio Apostille

Order an Ohio Apostille from the OH Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Request Cover Letter, a certified document, and the filing fee. You may also need to include a Credit Card Authorization Form.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request Cover Letter

Credit Card Authorization Form

$5 per document
Top

Oklahoma Apostille

Order an Oklahoma Apostille from the OK Secretary of State. You must provide a cover letter, the certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person No Form $25 per document
Top

Oregon Apostille

Order an Oregon Apostille from the OR Secretary of State. Include a Request for Authentication/Apostille Form, a certified document, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Request for Authentication/Apostille $10 per document
Top

Pennsylvania Apostille

Order a PA Apostille from the Pennsylvania Department of State. Include a Request for Legalization of Documents Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Request for Legalization of Documents $15 per document
Top

Rhode Island Apostille

Order a Rhode Island Apostille from the RI Secretary of State. Include an Apostille Order Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille Order Form – By Mail

Apostille Order Form – In Person

$5 per document
Top

South Carolina Apostille

Order a South Carolina Apostille from the SC Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Cover Letter, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check for fees.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Cover Letter $2 per document
Top

South Dakota Apostille

Order a South Dakota Apostille from the SD Secretary of State. You must submit an Apostille/Authentication Request Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person, by appointment Apostille/Authentication Request Form $25 per document
Top

Tennessee Apostille

Order a Tennesee Apostille from the TN Secretary of State. Include an Apostille/Authentication Request Form, certified document, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille/Authentication Request Form $2 per document
Top

Texas Apostille

Order a Texas Apostille from the TX Secretary of State. Include a Request for Official Certificate of Apostille Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Request for Official Certificate of Apostille $15 per document
Top

Utah Apostille

Order a Utah Apostille from the Utah Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Include a Document Authentication or Apostille Request Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and filing fee.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited Authentication or Apostille Request $15 per document
Top

Virginia Apostille

Order a Virginia Apostille from the VA Secretary of the Commonwealth. Include a Authentication Request Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request $10 per document
Top

Vermont Apostille

Order a Vermont Apostille from the VA Secretary of State. Include an Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Request $10 per document
Top

Washington Apostille

Order a Washington Apostille from the WA Secretary of State. Include an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication Request Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/expedited Apostille or Certificate of Authentication Request $15 per document
Top

Wisconsin Apostille

Order a Wisconsin Apostille from the WI Secretary of State. Include an Authentication and Apostille Order Form, certified document, prepaid return envelope, and cash, check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person/Expedited Authentication and Apostille Order Form $10 per document
Top

West Virginia Apostille

Order a West Virginia Apostille from the WV Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Service Request Form, original or certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Service Request Form $10 first document

$5 each additional document

Top

Wyoming Apostille

Order a Wyoming Apostille from the WY Secretary of State. Include an Authentication Request Form, original or certified document, prepaid return envelope, and check, cash, or money order.

Fastest Way to File State Apostille Form Apostille Fees
In person Authentication Request Form $3 per document
Top

Help

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris.

OK