Do you need to apostille your University Diploma?
This document may also be referred to as a University Degree.
We can apostille University diplomas issued from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For countries who are non-members of the Hague Apostille Convention, we can also process your diploma through the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate office.
For a list of countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention visit this link: Hague Apostille
In addition to a University Diploma, we can also apostille diplomas issued from Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and Trade Schools. Before we can process your diploma, you will need to follow the three steps outlined below.
Step #1: The first step is to contact the Registrar at the University and inform the Registrar that you will need the original or a color copy of your diploma to be signed and notarized. The Registrar with either ask you to mail in the original or email a color copy. Some Universities may request that you purchase a new diploma. If the University does not have a notary on staff, a traveling notary can visit the University and meet with the Registrar. You can search online and arrange for a traveling notary service to visit the University when it’s convenient for them. Most notaries are unfamiliar with authenticating a diploma 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 in order for the State office to authenticate the documents.
Step #2: Once you receive your notarized diploma, go ahead and verify that the diploma has been signed and notarized. Some Universities will sign and notarize the back of the diploma while others have enough space to use the front. The original signature and the printed name of the Registrar must be on the documents including the notary’s name, signature, date of notarization, notarial wording, and stamp. Please note that some Universities may draft a color letter and attach it to the diploma. The cover letter will need to be signed and notarized by the Registrar.
Step #3: The final step is to mail in your signed and notarized diploma to our office for processing. We have created an order form and credit card authorization form for every US State and the District of Columbia. Click this link for the forms: Apostille Order Forms. Please contact our office for the most up-to-date processing time and availability.
Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States and for another country. If your diploma originates from another country, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
Obtaining an apostille on a University diploma 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.