Hague Apostille Example

Are you looking for an example of a State apostille?

In the United States, there can be 52 different apostilles issued.  Each US State and the U.S. Federal Government can issue an apostille.  The difference is that the U.S. Federal Government can issue an apostille form the District of Colombia (Washington, D.C.) and the U.S. Department of State.

Documents originating from the USA can be apostilled for another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.  In order for your document to be accepted in the other country, it must be apostilled from the State the documents originate from.  (Example: If your birth certificate is from California, it must also be processed through the California Secretary of State’s office).  Beware of service providers who will “Copy Certify” your document through a State it doesn’t originate from.  Only the Secretary of State can authenticate the seal and signature of the public official who has signed your document.

Choose your State to view an example of an Apostille:

Alabama Louisiana Ohio
Alaska Maine Oklahoma
Arizona Maryland Oregon
Arkansas Massachusetts Pennsylvania
California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Kentucky North Dakota


You can also see an example of an Apostille issued by the Federal Government:
U.S. Department of State Apostille
Washington, D.C. Apostille
FBI Apostille Example
US Department of Justice Apostille

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

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