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Apostille Certificate From The Iowa Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Iowa 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 the order, only if you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

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 Fax:
You may fax your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Requests must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions on a normal fax cover sheet. They will call you to get your credit card information when processing.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided within 24 hours. 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 Iowa certified copy can be ordered at the same time and is processed in the same office. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain an Iowa State Apostille?

$5 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, all orders are usually processed within 2 days, plus additional time for mailing.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille certificate from Iowa Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Iowa 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 account number. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Iowa Secretary of State
Business Services
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515)281-5204 phone
(515)242-5953 fax
Email:  sos@sos.state.ia.us

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