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Apostille Certificate From The Wisconsin Secretary Of State

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

An original or certified copy is required. You cannot order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time. However, you will need to request your certified copy with an Apostille when placing your order. Once you receive your certified copy then you will need to request an Apostille certificate as specified below. Normal processing takes up to 10 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is available for $25 more and should take less than 5 days, plus additional time for mailing. Always provide the name of the country needing a Wisconsin Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Order Form 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.

In Person:
You may hand deliver your documents, but they will take up to 24 hours for processing. A self-addressed stamped envelope or prepaid courier service envelope is required for return of your documents. 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?

Wisconsin certified copy cannot be ordered at the same time, because they are processed in a different office. However, you will need to request your certified copy with an Apostille when placing your order. Once you receive your certified copy then you will need to request an Apostille certificate as specified here.

How much does it cost to obtain a Wisconsin Apostille?

$10 per document for normal processing.
$35 per document for expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $25 is required, in addition to the regular $10 fee.

Payment options?

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

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

Normal processing: 5-10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited processing: 1-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

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

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

Forms:

 

Contact Info:

Wisconsin Secretary of State
Certification Desk
PO Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707

or

30 W. Mifflin St., 10th Floor
Madison, WI 53703
(608)266-5503 phone
(608)266-3159 fax
Email:  statesec@sos.state.wi.us

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