What is an Apostille or Certificate of Notarial Authority?

An apostille is an International certification attached to documents that have already been signed and notarized by a notary.  In Florida, the Division of Corporations issues these certifications.

The Florida Secretary of State is the ONLY competent authority authorized to issue apostille and notarial certifications in the State of Florida.

 

How to file:

  1. Complete the Department of State’s Apostille and Notarial Certificate Request Form (PDF).
  2. Make sure to include the documents to be authenticated or certified.
  3. Don’t forget to insert a self-addressed stamped envelope with the requestor’s name and address listed as both sender and recipient; OR
  4. A pre-paid, pre-addressed air bill with requestor’s name and address listed as both sender and recipient.
  5. Include payment.

Mail application, documentation, and payment to the Division of Corporations’ Apostille Section.

Get more information from The Florida Department of State here

-or- learn more at the Florida Divisions of Corporations

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