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Apostille Certificate From The Massachusetts Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time. Normal processing takes up to 10 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $6. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Massachusetts Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment, self-addressed prepaid envelope for the documents be mailed to you 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.

In Person:
A maximum of three documents will be processed per customer while you wait. Four or more will be processed by 3:00 p.m. the next day. You must provide the country name and 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?

certified copy from Massachusetts can be ordered at the same time. If you are ordering a certified copy at the same time, you will want to make note of such on your copy request. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain a Massachusetts Apostille?

$6 per document signature for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, for fast mailing you may provide a Fed Ex or UPS account number.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Make check or money order payable to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?

Expedited Counter Service: while you wait (in person only).
Normal processing: up to 10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?

It will be returned to you by the type of prepaid return envelope you provide. You may want to provide a UPS/Fed Ex airbill and envelope for faster return time. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Records Division Commissions Section One Ashburton Place, Room 1719 Boston, MA 02108 (617)727-2832 phone (617)727-5914 fax Email:  pre@sec.state.ma.us

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