Do you need an apostille for your college diploma and/or transcripts?
If you are planning to continue your education in another country or an employer has requested an apostille on your school diploma and/or college transcript, you will need to mail-in a notarized original or a notarized color copy to our office for processing.
We can apostille notarized documents from middle school, high school, college, university, and trade school. We can also apostille certificates and awards.
The first step is to contact the school’s registrar and request to have your diploma and/or transcript notarized. This may involve having to hire a traveling notary to visit the campus and meet with the school’s official. If your school’s registrar is unavailable, you can meet with a notary and have your official documents copy certified. A copy certification form will be filled-out and stapled to the original or color copy of your original document. In some States, the notary cannot copy certify your diploma and/or transcripts.
Once your documents have bee notarized, the next step is to mail in your notarized diploma and/or transcript to our office for processing. Our seven offices are strategically located in California (Los Angeles & San Francisco), Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, and in Washington, D.C. to help expedite the process of authenticating your documents. It’s important that you mail-in the original notarized document as the state will not accept copies. Be sure to contact us before you mail-in your documents in order to avoid any delays.
Only the State office has the authority to issue an apostille on your documents. The process is very time-consuming and can be confusing. Every day, our staff visits several Secretary of State and Department of State offices in several states to complete documents for our clients. This time-consuming process can take many hours to complete. If the notarization has been completed correctly, the State will attach an apostille to your documents. If the notary fails to follow the proper notarial laws, your documents will be rejected and you will have to start the process over. About 20-30% of notarized documents we receive at our offices have been notarized incorrectly. We recommend that you work with a professional notary who will follow the laws of the state.
The purpose of the apostille is to authenticate the official (notary public) who signed the diploma and/or transcript. We recommend that you review your transcripts and/or diploma for accuracy before the apostille is attached. In some countries, they will request that your diploma and/or transcripts be translated to their language. Translation of documents should be done after the apostille is attached.
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