Apostille Certificate from the Ohio Secretary of State
HOW TO ORDER AN APOSTILLE CERTIFICATE FROM THE OHIO 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. Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing an Ohio Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.
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Cover letter form must include the name of the country, payment, self-addressed stamped envelope for the documents to 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.
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.
Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?
An Ohio certified copy can be ordered at the same time. However, separate checks will need to be prepared for the fees because certified copies are processed in a different department. This fee does not include a certified copy.
How much does it cost to obtain an Ohio Apostille?
$5 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Check or Money Order.
Make check or money order payable to: Ohio Secretary of State.
How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from Ohio Secretary of State?
Normal processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: while you wait.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Ohio Secretary of State?
It will be mailed by the type of pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex airbill provided. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Ohio Secretary of State
Records and Client Services
180 E. Broad St., Suite 103
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)728-9200 or (877)767-6446 phone