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Apostille Certificate From The Texas Secretary Of State

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

An original or certified copy is required. Normal processing takes up to 10 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Texas Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

Requests for corporate documents requiring an Apostille should be directed to the Corporations Section and do not require a form. You are required to order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time through the Corporation Section. We recommend faxing the order, since you are requesting the certified copy at the same time. All that is needed is the name of the country, contact name, phone number and the return address information. They will bill you for any applicable fees.

Requests for Apostille on documents executed before a Texas notary public, documents issued by statewide officials (such as the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, district judges, motor vehicle custodian of records, etc.), and recently issued certified copies by county officials and local registrars should be submitted to the Authentications Unit using the Order Form(s) below.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter and Order Form must include the name of the country, payment, pre-addressed stamped envelope for the documents to 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. If you are requesting the certified copy at the same time, the order form is not required and can be requested through the Corporations Section.

By Fax:
You may fax your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time from the Corporations Section. Fax coversheet must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. They will bill you for all applicable fees.

By Email:
You may email your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time from the Corporations Section. Emailed requests must include the name of the country, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and phone number for possible questions. They will bill you for all applicable fees.

By Phone:
You can call in your order only if requesting the certified copy at the same time through the Corporations Section. They can give you a more specific timeframe for processing. You will want to have the business name, country name and credit card handy when making your call.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided within 1-2 days, if requesting them through the Corporations Section. If you are requesting documents through the Authentications Section, additional processing time may apply. 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?

Texas certified copy can be ordered at the same time through the Corporations Section. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain a Texas Apostille?

$15 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover (additional credit card fees may apply).
Make check or money order payable to: Texas Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certification from Texas Secretary of State?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: 1-2 business days (in person only).

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Texas Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by the type of pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex airbill provided. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Forms:

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/TX/TX-Apostille-Order-Form.pdf

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/TX/TX-Statuatory-DocumentCreditcard-Form.pdf

Contact Info:

Texas Secretary of State
Corporations Section
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
or
1019 Brazos, B-13 (Room 105)
Austin, TX 78701
(512)463-5578 phone
(512)463-2512 fax
Email:  corpcert@sos.state.tx.us

Texas Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
PO Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550
or
James Earl Rudder Office Building
1019 Brazos, B-13 (Room B-05)
Austin, TX 78701
(512)463-5705 phone
(512)463-0873 fax
Email:  authentications@sos.state.tx.us

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