Apostille Certificate from the North Carolina Secretary of State

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How to order an Apostille Certificate from the North Carolina 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 calling in your order, only if you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a North Carolina Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order

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.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific timeframe for processing. You will want to have the business name handy when making your call. They will invoice you for the amount of fees due.

In Person:
Requested documents can be provided the same day only if received before 10:00 am and less than 31 documents. Usually documents can be picked up the next business day after 11:00 am. You can call 919-807-2225 to check on the status of your order. 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 can be ordered at the same time. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain an North Carolina Apostille?

$10 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?


Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Make check or money order payable to: North Carolina Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from North Carolina Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the North Carolina 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 airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

North Carolina Secretary of State
Authentication Office
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622


2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
(919)807-2140 phone
(919)807-2039 fax

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