Anderson, Indiana

Apostilles

Tue, 2012-08-07 15:50 -- univcomm

Apostilles

The Office of the University Registrar can assist you with notarizing your official transcript or diploma for the purpose of obtaining an apostille.

Detailed information about what the Indiana Secretary Of State requires can be found at their website.  http://www.in.gov/sos/business/apostille/

Indiana Secretary of State
Authentication Department
302 W. Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone:
(317) 232-2677

What is an Apostille?

An "apostille" is a form of authentication issued for documents that will be used in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. A list of countries that accept apostilles is provided by the U.S. State Department.

The Office of the Secretary of State provides apostille and authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals for documents that will be used overseas. Types of documents which can be authenticated include corporate documents such diplomas; transcripts; and letters relating to degrees.

IMPORTANT!  Apostille certificates are issued by a state government only for documents which have been signed by a government official (or a Notary Public) of that same state.

In order to obtain an apostille you must provide the following information to the Indiana Secretary of State along with the document(s) to be authenticated:

An original signature;

An original signature and seal/stamp of a Indiana State Notary Public or records custodian; and

Cover Letter, which must include the following:

The name of the country where the documents will be sent. (Different countries require different certifications, and the documents cannot be certified without this information.);

A daytime phone number where the customer can be reached for questions; and
Information as to where the documents should be mailed after processing.

POSTAGE PAID ENVELOPE FOR DOCUMENT RETURN

There are no fees for apostille services.