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Apostille Certificate From The Pennsylvania Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Pennsylvania Department 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. Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15. Always provide the name of the country needing a Pennsylvania Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter and Order Form must include the name of the country, payment, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, self-addressed prepaid envelope, 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. If you are requesting a certified copy at the same time, a separate check will need to be provided for the Apostille fee.

In Person:
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?

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

How much does it cost to obtain a Pennsylvania Apostille?

$15 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. Expedited service fees are in addition to the statutory fees associated with the type of document submitted or service sought. Expedited service fees are as follows:

1 hour service (received before 4:00 p.m.) $1,000
3 hour service (received before 2:00 p.m.) $300
Same-day service (received before 10:00 a.m.) $100

Payment options?

Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order. Make check or money order payable to: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from Pennsylvania Department of State?

Normal processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: up to 2-3 business days, same day service may be available depending on workload.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Pennsylvania Department of State?

It will be returned by the type of pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS airbill that you provide. Federal Express or DHL are not accepted. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
Room 210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029
Phone: (717)787-5280
Email:RA-CERTIFICATIONS@state.pa.us

Apostille Order Form

PA Department of State

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