Do you need to apostille your University Degree?
Have you graduated from a University in the U.S.? Are you planning to continue your education in another country? Are you planning to work in another country?
The most popular countries we apostille and legalize University degrees are for:
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
Step #1: The first step is to contact the University’s Registrar and inform the Registrar that you will need the original or a color copy of your degree to be signed and notarized. The Registrar with either ask for you to mail in the original or email a color copy. Some schools may request that you purchase a new degree. If the University does not have a notary on staff, a traveling notary can visit the school and meet with the Registrar. You can search online and arrange for a traveling notary service. Most notaries are unfamiliar with authenticating a degree for another country so it’s best to leave the apostille process to us. The notary must follow the proper notarial laws of their State.
Typically, a degree can be notarized in several ways:
- The Registrar attests to the degree with a written or typed statement and the notary witnesses the signature of the Registrar. For example: “I, Jane Doe, Registrar of ACME University, certify that this is a true and original copy of John Walters Master’s degree”. In most cases, the notarization is performed on the back of the diploma to allow space for the statement, Registrar’s signature, and the notarization.
- The second and less frequent option is for the University to draft a signed and notarized University letterhead with a statement and signature of the Registrar including the notaries seal, signature, and notarial wording.
Please be sure to contact our office as some countries will request the original degree to be notarized rather than a color copy.
Step #2: The second step is to mail in your notarized degree with our completed order forms to our office. We have created an order form and credit card authorization form for every US State. You can find and download our order forms here: Order forms
Obtaining an apostille on a degree 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!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.