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Apostille Certificate From The Delaware Secretary Of State

How To Order A Delaware Apostille Certificate From The Delaware 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. Only one expedite fee needs to be paid if ordering both at the same time. We recommend faxing the order, only if you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. Normal processing varies and can take up to 3 weeks, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $30. Expedited service is available for $40 or more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Provide the Order Form, Delaware certified copy request or original document, and a daytime phone number for any questions on your request cover letter.

By Fax:
You may fax your order only if requesting the Delaware certified copy at the same time. Provide the Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

In Person:
You can drop off a completed Order Form at the office. However, it will only be expedited if priority fees are paid.

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. Only one expedite fee will be charged for orders if ordering both at the same time. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain a Delaware State Apostille?

$30 per document for normal processing.
$1,000 for Priority 1 expedited processing.
$500 for Priority 2 expedited processing.
$50 for Priority 3 expedited processing.
$40 for Priority 4 expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. They provide the following expedited services:

  • Priority 1 (one hour service) not including mailing time
  • Priority 2 (two hour service) not including mailing time
  • Priority 3 (same day service) not including mailing time and
  • Priority 4 (24 hour service) not including mailing time

Fees are determined by which type of priority service you request. Expedited processing fees are in addition to the normal $30 processing fee.

Payment options?

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

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from Delaware Secretary of State?

Expedited Priority 1: 1 hour, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 9:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 2: 2 hours, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 7:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 3: same day, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 2:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 4: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 7:00pm EST/EDT.
Normal processing: 2-3 business weeks, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Delaware 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 available only if paying for Priority 1 or Priority 2 expedited processing.

Forms:

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/DE/certification-request-form.pdf

Contact Info:

Delaware Secretary of State
Division of Corporations
John G Townsend Building
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302)739-3073 phone
(302)739-3812 fax
Email:  corp@delaware.gov

Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc. has access to the Delaware Corporation Division computer system, and can order a Delaware Apostille for you. We can provide it in an email format. If you’re ok with mail format, it will be cheaper for you to just order it direct from the State, but they will only mail it. The only difference with hiring us to obtain your Delaware Apostille is we can get it instantly electronically, and email it to you electronically, and we don’t have to pay the Delaware expedite fees, but we do have an access charge. We charge $140 to get a Delaware certified copy of your articles, and then $100 for the Apostille certification, plus shipping if you need it. Overseas shipping is usually about $100. If you don’t require the original, we can email it to you. (The “Original” Delaware certificates don’t look that great anyway.)

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