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Apostille Certificate From The Louisiana Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Louisiana Secretary Of State

Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $20. Expedited service is available for up to $50 more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing. Always provide the name of the country needing a Louisiana Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment, prepaid return envelope with the 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. You will want to provide the order form, return service preference instructions, and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. Additional fees apply for credit card processing.

In Person:
You can request non-expedited processing and leave your phone number for them to call you when the processing is completed. A $30 fee is optional for 24 hour processing. An additional $50 fee is optional for expedited counter service while you wait. You will want to be sure to arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. 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?

You need to order a Louisiana certified copy separately. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain an Louisiana Apostille?

$20 per document for normal processing.
$30 for 24 hour processing
$50 for expedited processing
$2 credit card processing fee
$1 additional fee per page for return fax ($10 maximum fee).

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required for expedited processing, in addition to the regular $20 fee. For 24 hour processing, a $30 fee is required, in addition to the regular $20 fee.

Payment options?

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

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

Expedited processing:
same day, plus additional time for mailing

Expedited 24 hour processing:
24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing

Normal processing:
2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Louisiana Secretary of State?

It will be returned by the type of pre-addressed prepaid envelope or by UPS/Fed Ex if you provide a prepaid account number. Return service by fax is available for $1, per page. However, an original document may be required by the receiving country. Return service by email is not available.

Contact Info:

Louisiana Secretary of State
Commissions Division
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225)925-4704 or (225)922-0330 phone
(225)925-4727 fax
Email: commercial@sos.louisiana.gov

Apostille Order Form

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