How to order an Apostille Certificate from the Illinois Secretary of State
An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time. We recommend faxing the order, only if you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 10 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $2. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille.
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Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?
A certified copy can be ordered at the same time. This fee does not include a certified copy.
How much does it cost to obtain an Illinois State Apostille?
$2 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
How long does it take to get an Apostille certificate from Illinois?
Normal processing: 7-10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Illinois Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Illinois Secretary of State
Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc.
Schaumburg, IL 60173