How to order an Apostille Certificate from the Maryland 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 mailing the order. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.
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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 cannot be ordered at the same time because they are processed in a different office.
How much does it cost to obtain a Maryland State Apostille?
$5 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Check or Money Order.
How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from Maryland Secretary of State?
Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Maryland Secretary of State?
It will be returned to you by the type of prepaid envelope you provide. You may want to provide a UPS/Fed Ex airbill for faster return time. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Maryland Secretary of State
Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD 20901