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Apostille Certificate From The Maine Secretary Of State

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

An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy and request an Apostille at the same time. We recommend faxing 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 $10. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Maine Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the order form, 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. Order form and Credit Card Payment Authorization form required. You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. You can request they email or fax the document back to you, however, be sure that an original document is not required.

By Email:
You may email your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Order form and Credit Card Payment Authorization form required. You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email. You can request they email or fax the document back to you, however, be sure that an original document is not required.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted only if requesting the certified copy at the same time, and they can give you a more specific timeframe for processing. You will want to have the order form information and credit card handy when making your call.

In Person:
Requested documents can possibly be provided the same day. However, it may take up to 7 business days, depending on the current workload. 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?

Maine certified copy can be ordered at the same time. This fee does not include a certified copy.

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

$10 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. Normal process is usually the same day.

Payment options?

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

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

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Maine 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 also available upon request. However, be sure that an original document is not required.

Forms:

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/ME/ME-apostille-order-form.pdf

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/ME/Credit-card-fax-sheet.pdf

Contact Info:

Maine Secretary of State
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
(207)624-7752 phone
(207)287-5874 fax
Email:  cec.notaries@maine.gov

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