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Jan 12, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Q. Who are the U.S. "Competent Authorities" to issue the Apostille certificate? A. There are three levels of U.S. competent authorities, one for Federal agencies, one for U.S. (federal) courts, and one for state documents, including documents executed before notaries.

1. Federal Executive and Administrative Agencies: Authentications Office, Department of State, 518 23rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20520, (202) 647-5002 Fee: $5.00. For additional information, call the Federal Information Centre: 1-800-688-9889, and choose option 6 after you press 1 for touch tone phones. Walk-in service is available from the Authentications Office from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Monday-Friday, except holidays. Walk-in service is limited to 15 documents per person per day (documents can be multiple pages). Processing time for authentication requests sent by mail is 5 working days or less. See also, the State Department home page: http://www.state.gov. See also in general, 22 C.F.R. 131.

2. U.S. Courts: Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the Federal Court System. Fee: $5.00. For the purposes of the Convention, clerks and deputy clerks of the U.S. Courts shall include the clerks and deputy clerks of the following: The Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeals for the First through the Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, the United States Court of International Trade, the United States District Court for the District of the Canal Zone, the District Court of Guam, the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

3. States, Territories and Other Jurisdictions: Each state and other jurisdiction in the United States (District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam)
Alabama
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Section

State Capitol, Room E-204
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-7210
http://www.sos.state.al.us/authenticate/index.htm
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

 

4. United Kingdom: The Legalization Office is located in Milton Keynes and has Public counter at Milton Keynes and it is open between the hours of 9:30 and 15:30, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
 

  • No appointment is necessary but check the home page on the day you plan to use the service as there may be unexpected changes.
  • Applications will be assessed as straightforward or non-straightforward depending on whether we have the signatory of the UK official on our records. The majority of documents submitted to us will be straightforward and will be processed within 90 minutes (but this may be extended in our busy months from June to September).  Applications requiring further enquiries (ie signatory confirmation) may take longer than 90 minutes. Some may not be concluded on the same day.

    To visit the website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/legal-services/legalisation/

    Alaska

    Notary Administrator
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    P.O. Box 110015
    Juneau, AK 99811- 0015
    907-465-3509
    http://www.gov.state.ak.us/ltgov/notary/authentications.htm 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Clerk of the Supreme Court
  • 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
    http://www.sosaz.com/notary 
    Fee: $3.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

    Arkansas
    Office of Secretary of State
    Corporations Division

    State Capitol
    Little Rock, AR 72201-1094
    501-682-3409
    http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/business.html 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State.

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

    P.O. Box 942877
    Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
    916-653-3595
    http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/authentication.htm
    Fee: $20.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State.

    Colorado
    Office of Secretary of State

    1560 Broadway, Suite 200
    Denver, CO 80202
    303-894-2680
    http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/2001fees.htm 
    Fee: By Mail: $2.00 While You Wait: $17.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Connecticut
    Office of the Secretary of State
    Authentication Unit

    30 Trinity St.
    Hartford, CT 06106
    860-509-6135
    http://www.sots.state.ct.us/recordslegislativeservices/authen.html#orders 
    Fee: $20.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Delaware
    Office of Secretary of State
    Notary Division

    401 Federal St., Suite 3
    Dover, DE 19901
    302- 302/739-4111
    http://www.state.de.us/sos/sos.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State.

    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
    http://os.dc.gov/info/notary/notary.shtm#document 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Executive Secretary; Assistant Executive Secretary; Mayor's Special Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Secretary of the District of Columbia.

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

    The Capitol Building
    Suite 1902
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
    804-488-7521
    http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State

    Georgia
    Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority
    Notary Division

    1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    404-327-6023
    http://www2.gsccca.org/projects/apost.html 
    orOffice of Secretary of State
    Administrative Procedures Unit

    2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Suite 820 - West Tower
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    404-656-2885
    http://www.sos.state.ga.us/administration/notary.htm 
    Fee: $3.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority.

    Hawaii
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    State Capitol, 5th Floor,
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    808-586-0255
    http://www.state.hi.us/ltgov/page8.html 
    Fee: $1.00
    Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii.

    Idaho
    Office of Secretary of State
    Notary Department

    Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720
    208- 332-2810
    http://www.idsos.state.id.us/notary/apostill.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk.

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

    111 E. Monroe St.
    Springfield, IL 62756
    217- 217-782-7017
    http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/division.html 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Apostilles are issued by the Index Department of the Illinois Secretary of State's office:

    http://www.cookctyclerk.com/vitalrecords/authenticatingnotaries/Pages/default.aspx

    Illinois Secretary of State's Office
    Index Department
    17 N. State St.
    Suite 1030
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 814-2067

     

    Indiana
    Office of Secretary of State

    Statehouse
    Suite 201
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-232-6532
    http://www.in.gov/sos/notary/seal.html 
    Fee: no charge
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

    Iowa
    Office of Secretary of State

    Lucas Building
    First Floor, Public Service
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    515-281-5204
    http://www.sos.state.ia.us 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

    Kansas
    Office of Secretary of State

    State Capitol
    Second Floor
    Topeka, KS 66612
    913-296-2744
    http://www.kssos.org 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

    Kentucky
    Office of Secretary of State

    Capitol Building
    P.O. Box 718
    Frankfort, KY 40602-0178
    502-564-7330
    Fee: $5.00
    http://www.kysos.com 
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

    Louisiana
    Office of Secretary of State

    P.O. Box 94125
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
    504-342-4981
    Fee: $5.00
    http://www.sec.state.la.us/comm/comm-index.htm 
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State.

    Maine
    Office of Secretary of State
    Bureau of Corporations
    Elections and Commissions

    101 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0101
    207-624-7650
    http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/rcn/notary/authapos.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Maryland
    Office of Secretary of State

    Statehouse
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-974-5520
    http://www.sos.state.md.us/sos/certif/html/certif2c.html#apos 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State.

    Massachusetts
    Secretary of the Commonwealth
    Public Records Division
    Commissions Section

    McCormack Building, Room 1719
    One Ashburton Place
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-727-2832
    http://www.state.ma.us/sec/pre/precom/comidx.htm 
    Fee: $3.00

    Michigan
    Department of State
    Office of the Great Seal

    7064 Crowner Boulevard
    Lansing, MI 48918
    517-373-2531
    http://www.michigan.gov/sos/1,1607,7-127-1638_8734---,00.html 
    Fee: $1.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Minnesota
    Secretary of State's Office

    180 State Office Bldg.
    St. Paul, MN 55155
    651-296-2803
    http://www.sos.state.mn.us/uccd/authinfo.html 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Mississippi
    Office of Secretary of State

    P.O. Box 136
    Jackson, MS 39205-0136
    601-359-1615
    http://www.sos.state.ms.us/busserv/notaries/notaries.html 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State.

    Missouri
    Office of Secretary of State
    Commission Division

    600 West Main, Room 367
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    573-751-2783
    http://www.sos.state.mo.us/business/commissions/certify.asp 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Montana
    Office of Secretary of State

    Room 225
    Box 202801
    State Capitol
    Helena, MT 59602
    406-444-5379
    http://sos.state.mt.us/css/index.asp 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Government Affairs Bureau Chief.

    Nebraska
    Office of Secretary of State
    Notary Division

    Box 95104
    State Capitol
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    402-471-2558
    http://www.sos.state.ne.us/Notary/notauth.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Nevada
    Secretary of State

    101 N. Carson Street, #3
    Carson City, NV 89701-4786
    775-684-5708
    http://sos.state.nv.us/notary/apostille.htm 
    Fee: $20.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    New Hampshire
    Office of Secretary of State

    Statehouse
    Room 204
    Concord, NH 03301
    603-271-3242
    http://www.state.nh.us/sos/certific.htm 
    Fee: $5.00

    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

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

    PO Box 452
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    609-530-6421
    http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.html 
    Fee: Regular Service: $25.00 Expedited Service: $35.00
    Designated Authority: NJ Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue

    New Mexico
    Office of the Secretary of State

    State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300
    Santa Fe, NM 87503
    505-827-3600
    http://www.sos.state.nm.us/notary-cert.htm 
    Fee: $3.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State
    New York

    Upstate Counties
    Miscellaneous Records

    162 Washington Ave.
    Albany, NY 12231
    518-474-4770
    http://www.dos.state.ny.us 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Executive Deputy Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State; any Special Deputy Secretary of State
    Down State Counties
    New York authorities in Albany advise that documents issued in the nine down state counties are authenticated under the Convention by the New York City office. The nine down state counties are New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Richmond. The address of the New York Department of State, Certification Unit is 6th Floor, 270 Broadway, New York, New York 10007, tel: 212-417-5684. Fee: $10.0

    North Carolina
    Office of Secretary of State
    Authentication Division

    PO Box 29622
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
    919-807-2140
    http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

    North Dakota
    Office of Secretary of State

    Capitol Building
    600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 108
    Bismarck, ND 58505
    701-328-2900
    http://www.state.nd.us/sec 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Ohio
    Office of the Secretary of State

    180 East Broad St.
    15th Fl.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    614-466-2585
    http://www.state.oh.us/sos/authentication_of_documents_stat.htm 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

    Oklahoma
    Office of Secretary of State

    2300 N. Lincoln
    Room 101
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    405-521-4211
    http://www.sos.state.ok.us 
    Fee: $25.00 (cashiers check or money order)
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State.

    Oregon
    Office of Secretary of State

    255 Capitol St.
    Suite 151
    Salem OR 97310
    503-986-2200.
    http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/index.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State; Assistant to the Secretary of State.

    Pennsylvania
    Department of State
    Bureau of Commissions
    Elections and Legislation

    North Office Building
    Room 304
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    717-787-5280
    http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bcel/certifications/certifications.html 
    Fee: $15.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Executive Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth.

    Rhode Island
    Office of Secretary of State
    Notary Division

    100 N. Main St.
    Providence, RI 02903
    401-277-1487
    http://www.corps.state.ri.us/notaries/notaries.htm 
    Fee: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

    South Carolina
    Office of Secretary of State

    P.O. Box 11350
    Columbia, SC 29211
    803-734-2119
    http://www.scsos.com/notariesbc.htm 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State

    South Dakota
    Office of Secretary of State

    500 East Capitol
    Pierre, SD 57501-5077
    605-773-5004
    http://www.state.sd.us/sos/Notaries/apostilles_and_authentications.htm 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

    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
    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/service.htm#apostilles 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State.

    Texas
    Office of Secretary of State

    P.O. Box 12079
    Austin, TX 78711
    512-463-5705
    http://txsos-7.sos.state.tx.us/authfaqs.shtml 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State

    Utah
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    210 State Capitol
    Salt Lake City, UT 84145-8414
    801-538-1040
    http://governor.state.ut.us/lt_gover/internationaltemplate.html 
    Fee: Certifying Notary's Seal: $10.00 Apostille: $5.00
    Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Assistant.

    Vermont
    Office of Secretary of State

    109 State St.
    Montpelier, VT 05609-1103
    802-828-2308
    http://www.sec.state.vt.us 
    Fee: $2.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    Virginia
    Office of Secretary of Commonwealth
    Authentications Division

    830 East Main Street, 14th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    804-786-2441
    http://www.soc.state.va.us 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth.

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

    PO Box 40228
    Olympia, WA 98504-0228
    360-586-2268
    http://www.secstate.wa.gov/apostilles 
    Fee: $15.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing.

    West Virginia
    Office of Secretary of State

    Capitol Building
    1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
     No. 157-K
    Charleston, WV 25305-0770
    304-558-6000
    http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State.

    Wisconsin
    Office of Secretary of State

    P.O. Box 7848
    Madison, WI 53707-7848
    608-266-3159
    http://badger.state.wi.us/agencies/sos/authen.htm 
    Fee: $10.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

    Wyoming
    Office of Secretary of State

    The Capitol
    Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
    307-777-5342
    http://soswy.state.wy.us/authenti/authenti.htm 
    Fee: $3.00
    Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

    American Samoa
    Office of the Governor

    Pago Pago, AS 96799
    011-684-633-4116
    http://www.amsamoa.com 
    Designated Authority: Secretary of American Samoa; Attorney General of American Samoa.

    Guam (Territory of)
    Office of the Governor

    P.O. Box 2950
    Agana, GU 96910
    011-671-472-1537
    http://www.admin.gov.gu/doa 
    Designated Authority: Department of Administration

    Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the)
    Designated Authority: Attorney General; Acting Attorney General; Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth Trial Court; Deputy Clerk, Commonwealth Trial Court

    http://www.saipan.com/gov 

    Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of)
    Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
    Office of Notarial Inspection

    P.O. Box 190860
    San Juan, PR 00919-0860
    787-763-8816
    http://www.lexjuris.com/lexnotaria.htm 
    Designated Authority: Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    7 & 8 King St.
    Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00802
    340-774-2991
    http://www.ltg.gov.vi/Departments/Administration/index.html 
    No authority designated: refer requests to the U.S. Department of State, Authentications Office, 2400 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20520. 202-647-5002
     

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