Apostille Certificate From The Florida Secretary Of State
How To Order A Florida Apostille Certificate From The Florida 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. However, you need to pay the fees separately. We recommend mailing the order. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is available in person only and should be the same day. Always provide the name of the country needing a Florida Apostille.
You can order an Apostille Certificate…
By Mail: Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment for applicable fees, pre-addressed prepaid envelope or prepaid airbill, 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. If requesting a certified copy at the same time, fees need to be paid separately.
In Person: In person requests will usually be processed the same day, or within 2 days. You must provide a certified copy or original document.
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, but fees must be paid separately. This fee does not include a certified copy.
How much does it cost to obtain an Florida State Apostille?
$10 per document for normal processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Yes. Expedited service is available in person only usually the same day or within 2 days at no additional charge.
Check or Money Order. Make check or money order payable to: Florida Department of State.
How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from Florida Secretary of State?
Expedited Counter Service: same day for individuals if received by 4:30 p.m.; 1-2 business days for service companies, attorneys or law firms. Normal processing:
7 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Florida Secretary of State?
It will be returned by the type of return envelope you provide (i.e. a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or airbill). Return service by fax or email is not available.
Florida Department of State Division of Corporations
Clifton Building, Apostille Section 2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301 or
PO Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314
(850) 245-6945 phone