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Apostille Certificate From The South Dakota Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The South Dakota 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. 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 $5. Expedited service is not available, however, most requests are provided the same day. Always provide the name of the country needing a South Dakota Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, 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. Fax must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. They will call you when your order is complete to get your credit card information for payment.

By Email:
You may email your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time. Email must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. They will call you when your order is complete to get your credit card information for payment.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided the same day. However, they recommend that you call and set an appointment prior to going in person. That way they can verify that there will be someone available to process your request while you wait. 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?

South Dakota 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 South Dakota Apostille?

$5 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, most requests are provided 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 Certification from South Dakota Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: usually the same day as long as you set an appointment (in person only).

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the South Dakota 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 airbill and envelope. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Secretary of State
Apostilles & Authentications
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
(605) 773-3537 phone
(605) 773-6580 fax
Email:  apostille@state.sd.us

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