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Apostille Certificate From The Washington DC Office Of The Secretary

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The District Of Columbia Office Of The 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. You can order by mail or in person, but we recommend mailing. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15 per document. Expedited service is available in person only and should be the same day. Always provide the name of the country needing an Apostille.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment of the fees, 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, and a self-addressed prepaid envelope.

In Person:
You can bring in the original document or a certified copy and the applicable fees to the office between 9:00am and 1:00pm, Monday-Friday. In person requests will processed the same day.

Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?

Washington DC certified copy cannot be ordered at the same time because they are processed in different offices. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain an District of Columbia Apostille?

$15 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. Expedited service is available in person only at no additional charge.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Certified and/or Cashier Check. Credit cards accepted in person only. Make check or money order payable to: DC Treasurer.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from District of Columbia Secretary of State?

Expedited Counter Service: same day. Normal processing: 3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the District of Columbia 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 envelope. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Office of the Secretary Office of Notary Commissions & Authentications
441 4th Street NW, Room 810S
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-3117 phone
(202)727-8457 fax

Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc. can provide counter service to obtain a Washington DC Apostille in the same day for $145 if you’re not a registered agent client, and that includes the State filing fees. We offer this service for $115 for our registered agent clients.

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