How to Apostille a Diploma

Diploma ApostilleWe provide fast Apostille Service for your School Diploma. If you attended a school (High School, College, University, Trade School, etc..) in the United States and plan to work or continue your studies in another country, the requesting country will ask that your records be authenticated by the School Registrar prior to being Apostilled by the Secretary of State.

If the requesting country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents only require notarization and the Apostille from the Secretary of State.  If the country is not a member, then your documents may require further authentication through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and legalization through the Embassy / Consulate office.  Our Staff in D.C. can handle your Department of State and legalization requests quickly.

To keep things simple, we’ve provided the steps you should take below. Please note: You do not need to be at the school or present at the Secretary of State office. We will professionally handle your documents once they arrive at our office even if you are no longer in the country.

Here is a short video that explains the process:

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Contact the schools Registrar and inform the official there that you need your Diploma copy certified. If the school does not have a notary on staff, you will need to find a traveling notary to meet with the school Registrar. If the school is not able to order your diploma quickly, you can mail your original diploma to the school to help speed up the process. Remember, you can always order a new Diploma if you use the one you currently have in your possession.

Step 2: Once your Diploma have been copy certified by the local notary and school registrar, it is now eligible for the Apostille. We recommend that your documents be delivered to our office for fast processing with the Secretary of State.

That’s it! In order to save time and money, we recommend that you download our Apostille Order Form and Credit Card Authorization form and email it to us. We’ll keep it on file and process your order once your documents arrive. Remember, you don’t need to be present for your documents to be authenticated by the school or the Secretary of State. We can facilitate the process saving you time and money.

In certain rare occasions, your documents may also require authentication by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. This type of request is usually handled for documents being sent to countries who are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention. Unless specifically told your documents require US Department of State Authentication, the Apostille is sufficient enough. We process Diplomas and Transcripts from all major Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Please Contact Us with any questions you may have.

Please click on the map below to view the processing time and cost for each U.S. State. Please Contact Us with any questions you may have.

We can process documents from all 50 U.S. States including the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., the Secretary of the District of Columbia (D.C.), and select Consulate / Embassy offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA.

*Excluding Saturday, Sunday, Major Holidays, and International Delivery.
There is an additional shipping fee for international delivery. Thank you.