A document issued and signed by the state of Massachusetts

  • The state of Massachusetts fee is $6 per document.
  • The estimate processing time is 20 business days.

If this is your first time requesting certification or apostille, we highly advise you to contact the Secretary of State help desk @ (617) 727-2836.
Please describe your document, state the name of signer on it, and the date of issuing. The representative will confirm that the document is ready to be shipped.

Please fill the form

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth

Commissions Section

Apostille/Certification Request Form

INSTRUCTIONS

Submit this completed form along with payment and the original documents to be authenticated.


Please be advised that authentications can only be obtained for documents with an original
signature of the Secretary of the Commonwealth or a valid Massachusetts:


  • Notary Public
  • Justice of the Peace
  • City/Town Clerk or assistant
  • Court clerk or assistant
  • Registrar of Vital Records

Massachusetts does not authenticate federal or out-of-state documents. Federal or out-of-state
documents must be authenticated by the federal agency or state of origin.


Additionally, this office does not perform authentications on notarized copies of federal, in-state
or out-of-state government issued documents. Examples: this office will not authenticate a
notarized photocopy of a Certificate of Good Standing issued by the State of Delaware or a
background check issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


ORDER INFORMATION

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One Ashburton Place, Room 1719, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 • (617) 727-2836• Fax: (617) 727-5914

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FEES

Checks/Money order only, made payable to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

METHOD TO RETURN DOCUMENTS

Check the box of the method below by which to return the documents; if nothing is checked your
order will be available in the office for pick up.


Mail or hand deliver this completed form along with the payment and documents to be
authenticated to one of the following offices:


Secretary of the Commonwealth
Commissions Section
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108

Secretary of the Commonwealth
436 Dwight Street, Room 102
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 784-1376

Secretary of the Commonwealth
218 South Main Street, Suite 206
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 646-1374


Any more than three (3) documents hand delivered must be left overnight and picked up the
next business day, no exceptions.


For more information, please visit www.sec.state.ma.us/pre or contact the Commissions Section by
email at: comm@sec.state.ma.us or by phone at: (617) 727-2836





One Ashburton Place, Room 1719, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 • (617) 727-2836• Fax: (617) 727-5914

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By choosing FedEx shipping, you will receive an email confirming the delivery to the embassy, and another email when the embassy release the document back to FedEx to be shipped back to you.





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United States

Ship Date : 100CT

ACTVVGT: 0.20 LB

CAD:119084289/WSXI3400

BILL SENDER


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REF:

INV:

PO: DEPT:

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0201
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** 2DAY **

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