How to Order an Apostille Certificate from Alaska Secretary of State
An original or certified copy is required. A certified copy of your articles and an Apostille can be requested at the same time. It can be ordered by fax, mail, or in person but we recommend faxing only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 3 weeks, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $25. Expedited processing is not available. However, if you specifically state a deadline on your request and provide pre-addressed prepaid mailing instructions, they will do their best to process your request as quickly as possible. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille.
Note: The Office of the Lieutenant Governor actually prepares all Alaska Apostille Certificates, since Alaska does not have a Secretary of State. If you do not need a certified copy, you can order an Apostille (notary authentication) directly from the Lieutenant Governor's Office for $5. For additional information about this option you can go to their website.
You can order:
Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?
This fee does not include a certified copy ($15). A certified copy can be ordered at the same time.
How much does it cost to obtain an Alaska State Apostille?
$25 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.
How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from the Alaska Secretary of State?
Normal processing: 2-3 business weeks, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Alaska Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Note: Nicole is the only person who processes these requests for this office and previously worked at the Lt. Gov's office. She has to go to the Lt. Gov's office herself to get an Apostille. That is the reason for the higher fee. She usually waits until she has more than one request before going there. However, it is easier to just have her do it, if needing a certified copy.
State of Alaska
AA Northwest Registered Agent, Inc.
Anchorage, AK 99503