US Department of State Apostille

The US Department of State in Washington D.C. issues Apostille certifications on federal documents destined for use in Hague convention signatory countries. If you need to apostille a federal document for use in any of the Apostille countries, National Apostille is here to help you.

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Apostille Requirements

The US Department of State provides Apostille stamps for variety of documents issued by the U.S. federal government including, but not limited to: FDA, FBI, USPTO, USDA, EPA, IRS, SSA ...etc. If your document is signed by one of the following officials, it will require an apostille from the US Department of State in Washington DC:

  • U.S. Federal Officials.
  • American Consular Officers.
  • Military Notaries or a foreign Consul diplomatic official registered with the US Department of State.

Document Requirements

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Plant Certifications
  • Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Animal Health certifications

U.S. Department of Justice

  • FBI – Background check
  • U.S. Federal Court Documents
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Immigration Certificate
  • Naturalization Certificate

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- FDA

  • Free Sale Certificate
  • Certificate of Exportability
  • Certificate to Foreign Government
  • Non Clinical Research Certificate
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical products

Trademark and patent Issued by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Documents issued by Environmental Protection Agency and Social Security Administration.

Requirements to Request Apostille by mail

When you need to request an apostille from US Department of State in Washington D.C., prepare a package and include all the following items:

  • The original federal document(s) that need an apostille
  • Your payment money order or check
  • A prepaid self addressed return envelope to avoid losing your package in mail
  • The completed request form
  • Send the package with all its content to the following address:

    Office of Authentications
    U.S. Department of State
    44132 Mercure
    PO BOX 1206
    Sterling, VA 20166-1206

You can use the following contact information to track your request with US Department of State:

US Department of State - Apostille details

Tel (202) 485-8000
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Turnaround Time 12 Business Days
Fee $8.00 per document
Accepted Payments Check or Money Order Payable to: "US Department of State"
Mailing address

Office of Authentications U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure CIR PO BOX 1206
Sterling, VA , 20166-1206

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