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.
You can order
Cover letter order form must include the name of the country, payment, self-addressed prepaid envelope for the documents to be mailed to you after processing, and a daytime phone number for possible questions. You must enclose an original or certified copy of the document.
Requested documents can usually be provided the same day. The earlier in the morning you provide the document, the quicker the processing time will be. You must provide a certified copy or original document. You will want to have your payment handy.
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.
Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.
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
16 Francis Street, Jeffrey Building, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Oakland, MD 21550