How to order an Apostille Certificate from the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time, but a separate check for fees is required. We recommend mailing the order. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Virginia 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 can be ordered at the same time. However, a separate check for the apostille fee is required. This fee does not include a certified copy.
How much does it cost to obtain a Virginia Apostille?
$10 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Check or Money Order.
How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth?
Normal processing: 5-7 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth?
It will be returned by the type of pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex airbill enclosed. Return service by fax or email is not available.
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
City of Virginia Beach