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Free guide to secretary of state apostille in all 50 states

National Apostille Guide for Easy Apostille
Get an Apostille by Yourself for Less Money

This website is presented by US Apostille to protect individuals against scamming and overpriced apostille services in the United States. National Apostille Guide offers all information related to document Apostille from local Secretary of State offices in all 50 States. This guide allows non-experienced individuals to Apostille their documents fast and easy by themselves without paying hundreds of dollars to use an expedited service company.

National Apostille Do-It- Yourself Guide includes the Apostille fees, processing times, walk-in locations, mailing address, special instructions and State’s contact information for all 50 states.

How to Obtain an Apostille from a Local Secretary of State by Yourself?

State Issuing Authority Fee/ document Processing Time
Alabama Alabama Secretary of State $5.00 5 Days
Alaska Alaska Office of the Lieutenant Governor $5.00 2 Days
Arizona Arizona Secretary of State $3.00 5 Days
Arkansas Arkansas Secretary of State $10.00 2 days
California California Secretary of State $20.00 10 days
Colorado Colorado Secretary of State $5.00 7 Days
Connecticut Connecticut Secretary of State $40.00 3 Days
Delaware Delaware Secretary of State $30.00 15 Days
Florida Florida Secretary of State $10.00 5 Days
DC SOS Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications $15.00 3 Days
Georgia Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority $3.00 2 Days
Hawaii Lt. Governor of the State of Hawaii $1.00 7 Days
Idaho Idaho Secretary of State $10 1 Day
Illinois Illinois Secretary of State $2.00 10 Days
Indiana Indiana Secretary of State 3 Days
Iowa Iowa Secretary of State $5.00 2 Days
Kansas Kansas Secretary of State $7.50 5 Days
Kentucky Kentucky Secretary of the Commonwealth $5.00 3 Days
Louisiana Louisiana Secretary of State $20.00 3 Days
Maine Maine Department of State $10.00 3 Days
Maryland Maryland Secretary of State $2.00 2 Days
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts $6.00 15 Days
Michigan Michigan Department of State $1.00 10 Days
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State $5.00 2 Days
Mississippi Mississippi Secretary of State $5.00 2 Days
Missouri Missouri Secretary of State $10.00 2 Days
Montana Montana Secretary of State $10.00 5 Days
Nebraska Nebraska Secretary of State $10.00 1 Day
Nevada Nevada Secretary of State $20.00 14 Days
New Hampshire New Hampshire Secretary of State $10.00 2 Days
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Treasury $25.00 2 Days
New Mexico New Mexico Secretary of State $3.00 Same working Day
New York New York Secretary of State $10.00 4 Days
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State $10.00 5 Days
North Dakota North Dakota Secretary of State $10.00 3 Days
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State $5.00 3 Days
Oklahoma Oklahoma Secretary of State $25.00 2 Days
Oregon Oregon Secretary of State $10.00 3 Days
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of State $15.00 5 Days
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of State $5.00 1 Day
South Carolina South Carolina Secretary of State $2.00 2 Days
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State $25.00 1 Day
Tennessee Tennessee Secretary of State $2.00 3 Days
Texas Texas Secretary of State $15.00 10 Days
Utah Utah Lieutenant Governor $15.00 5 Days
Vermont Vermont Secretary of State $10.00 1 Day
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia $10.00 7 Days
Washington Washington Secretary of State $15.00 7 Days
West Virginia West Virginia Secretary of State $10.00 2 Days
Wisconsin Wisconsin Secretary of State $10.00 10 Days
Wyoming Wyoming Secretary of State $10.00 1 Day
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of State $3.00 Same Day
US Virgin Islands Government of Virgin Islands $25.00 Same Day

General Instructions to Apostille your Documents:

  • The document must be apostilled by the same Secretary of State where the document was issued/notarized. For example, a document issued or notarized in Florida can only be apostilled by Florida Secretary of State, not any other State.
  • All Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce certificates must be original (no photocopies accepted).
  • All documents signed by individuals must be notarized by a local notary public.