Apostille Certificate from the New York Secretary of State

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How to order an Apostille Certificate from the New York Department 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 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a New York Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

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By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and a daytime phone number for possible questions. You must enclose an original or certified copy of the document, or a request for a certified copy of the document. You can mail your request to either the Albany or New York office for processing.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided while you wait at no additional charge. You must provide a certified copy or original document. You will want to have your payment handy. You can provide your request in person to either the Albany office or the New York office. Albany office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. New York office hours are 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

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 ($10).

How much does it cost to obtain an New York Apostille?

$10 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?


Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Make check or money order payable to: New York State Department of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from New York Department of State?

Normal processing: 2-4 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service processing: while you wait.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the New York Department of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise, and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex airbill. Return service by UPS, fax or email is not available.


Contact Info:

New York Department of State
State Records
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
(518)473-2293 phone


New York Department of State
Certification Unit
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038

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