How to Apostille a Diploma and Transcript?
If you are continuing your education in another country or if you have been offered a job, you will be required to provide an apostille on your diploma and transcripts. Some countries may only require your diploma while others may request the diploma and the transcript.
We can apostille diplomas and transcripts issued from the following institutions:
- Trade Schools
- State Issued Certificates (Example: Board of Accountancy)
- High School
- Middle Schools
The most common countries we process diplomas and transcripts are for:
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Saudi Arabia
- and more!
Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention only require the Secretary of State’s apostille.
Please beware of apostille service companies who will re-notarize and apostille your diploma and transcripts from a State other than the institution is located in. Example: A New York apostille on a University of California diploma.
For countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will require multiple steps to complete. These steps are State certification, US Department of State certification, an Embassy or Consulate legalization. Note: Some countries may only require your diploma and transcripts to be processed through the State and Consulate office. Please, call us for instructions, cost, processing time, and order forms.
The very first step is to contact the Registrar. The Registrar will need to meet with a notary and have your documents notarized. If the institution does not have a notary on staff, you can hire a traveling notary to meet with the Registrar. From our experience, the registrar will do one of the following:
- Notarize the original diploma and transcripts. (Best choice).
- Notarize a color copy of the original diploma and the original transcripts.
- Sign and notarize a letter on the school’s letterhead stationary and attach it to the original diploma or a color copy of the original diploma.
Every institution has policies regarding how diplomas and transcripts can be notarized. Some will ask for you to mail in your original documents while another will have to order a new diploma.
Once your diploma and transcripts have been notarized, the next step is to contact our office. Our trained and knowledgeable apostille service agents are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Call us today at 1-888-810-4054.
International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services. We process diplomas and transcripts issued from all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
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