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Complete List of Apostille Offices in the United States

1.- What is an Apostille?
Apostille is also a French word which means a certification, and is commonly used to refer to the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

2.- Why do I need an Apostille and what does it do for me?
Most member countries agree that a document which has been legalized with an Apostille Certificate in its country of origin will be accepted in any other member country. This removes the need for further evidence to be obtained to prove the documents authenticity.

An Apostille is required for legal transactions where a document from one country must be presented in another as part of a legal process. Most often this will involve business transactions but is becoming more common for property dealings and to settle the estate of a deceased person with assets overseas. Some of the most common documents requiring legalization with an Apostille Certificate are Powers of Attorney, Passports, Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates. The requirement of an Apostille benefits you in that in the process of obtaining the Apostille, you are verified as the signor of the document by a Notary Public thus deter fraud or you being defrauded.

3.- How to obtain an Apostille?
Due to the complexity of handling varying documents Apostille Pros serves you to arrange the Apostille Certificate of your behalf. It is not just a case of supplying the original document and the Apostille Certificate gets issued but rather a document is handled dependant on what signatures or seals of authority it contains, country of intended use etc. Many documents will require additional certification prior to the issue of the Apostille Certificate. Apostille Pros can provide advice on this and deal with any additional certification required on your behalf. Utilizing our service has many benefits, one of which is speed of service; the second is to ensure your document is issued with the Apostille Certificate on the first attempt.

4.- Why do my documents need to be notarized?
For documents such as Powers of Attorney require notarization; the document signer must be identified and verified by a Notary Public.

5.- Where to look for an Apostile Service?
Most lawyers already have an established relationship with an apostile service if they need to authentication documents frequently and don’t want the hassle themselves. But the average person who only needs to utilize a service maybe once in their lives usually looks on the internet. Those who care to bypass a service will find that it can be done without hiring someone, they just need some help navigating the system.

6.- How Much Does An Apostille Service Cost?
That depends on the types of documents you have and which apostille service you’re using. It will also depend how fast you want the apostille completed. The average price for one document is in the range of $200 with transcripts and diplomas being more expensive. This is why many people choose to get their apostilles by themselves.

Alabama
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Section

State Capitol, Room E-204
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-7210

Alaska
Notary Administrator
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

240 Main Street, Room 301
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-465-3509
notary@gov.state.ak.us

Arizona
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division, Notary Section

1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
602 542-4086/ 602 542-4758

Arkansas
Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Division

State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094
501-682-3409

California
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Notary Public Section

P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
916-653-3595

Colorado
Office of Secretary of State

1560 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-2680

Connecticut
Office of the Secretary of State

P.O. Box 150470
Hartford CT 06115-0470
860-509-6135

Delaware
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

401 Federal St., Suite 3
Dover, DE 19901
302- 302/739-4111

District of Columbia
Office of the Secretary, D.C.
Notary Commissions & Authentications Section

441 4th St. N.W. (One Judiciary Square)
Washington, D.C.
202-727-3117

Florida
Department of State
Office of International Affairs
Notary Certification/Apostille Section

The Capitol Building
Suite 1902
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
804-488-7521
Georgia
Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority
Notary Division

1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-327-6023

or

Office of Secretary of State
Administrative Procedures Unit
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 820 – West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-656-2885

Hawaii
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813,
808-539-4300
Idaho
Secretary of State’s Office

Attn: Notary Department
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080
dfarnsworth@sos.idaho.gov

Illinois
Office of the Secretary of State
Index Department, Notaries Public Division

111 E. Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-7829785

Indiana
Office of Secretary of State

Authentication Department
302 W. Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2677

Iowa
Office of Secretary of State

Lucas Building
First Floor, Public Service
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5204

Kansas
Office of Secretary of State

8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-922-0330

Kentucky
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0178
502-564-3490

Louisiana
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
504-342-4981
Maines
Office of Secretary of State
Bureau of Corporations

101 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0101
207-624-7650

Maryland
Office of Secretary of State

1615 Bay Head Rd.
Annapolis MD 21409
410-349-4900

Massachusetts
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
Commissions Section

McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

Michigan
Department of State
Office of the Great Seal

7064 Crowner Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48918
517-373-2531

Minnesota
Secretary of State’s Office

180 State Office Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2803

Mississippi
Office of Secretary of State

700 North Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601-3591615

Missouri
Office of Secretary of State
Commission Division

600 West Main, Room 367
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-2783

Montana
Office of Secretary of State

Room 225
Box 202801
State Capitol
Helena, MT 59602
406-444-5379
lhamm@mt.gov

Nebraska
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

Notary Division
State Capitol Bldg., Rm. 1301
1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-2558

Nevada
Secretary of State

101 North Carson St., Suite 3
Carson City, NV. 89701
775-684-5708

New Hampshire
Office of Secretary of State

Statehouse
Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242

New Jersey
Department of State
Notary Public Unit
Division of Commercial Recording

PO Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-530-6421

New Mexico
Office of the Secretary of State

State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503
505-827-3600

New York Upstate Counties
Miscellaneous Records
162 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12231
518-474-4770

North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State
Authentication Division

PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
919-807-2140

North Dakota
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 108
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-2900

Ohio
Office of the Secretary of State

180 E. Broad Street, Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-728-9200
877-7676446

Oklahoma
Business Filing Department

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101
Oklahoma City OK 73105-4897
Telephone: 405-521-3912
Fax: 405-521-3771

Oregon
Office of Secretary of State

255 Capitol St.
Suite 151
Salem OR 97310
503-986-2593.

Rhode Island
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

100 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-277-1487
South Carolina
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 11350
Columbia, SC 29211
803-734-2119

South Dakota
Office of Secretary of State

Pierre: 500 ECapitol Ave.
Suite 204, Pierre SD 57501-5070.
605-773-4961

Tennessee
Office of Secretary of State
James K. Polk Building
Division of Business Services

312 Eighth Avenue North
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-3699

Texas
Office of Secretary of State

P.O. Box 12079
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-5705

Utah
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

210 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-8414
801-538-1040
Vermont
Office of Secretary of State

1078 U.S. Route 2 – Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633-7701
802-828-2308

Virginia
Office of Secretary of Commonwealth
Authentications Division

1111 East Broad Street
Richmond,VA 23219
804-786-2441

Washington
Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Apostille and Certificate Program

PO Box 40228
Olympia, WA 98504-0228
360-586-2268

West Virginia
Office of Secretary of State

Capitol Building
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
No. 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
304-558-6000
execrecords@wvsos.com

Wisconsin
Office of Secretary of State

30 W. Mifflin St., 10th Floor
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-3159

Wyoming
Office of Secretary of State

The Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
307-777-5342