You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Connecticut processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Connecticut apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Connecticut, by the office of the secretary of state of Connecticut.
We advise that you call the apostille office,
describe your document to make sure
that they are ready for apostille.
Prepare an envelope and include all the following items:
- All documents required apostille.
- The completed request form must be included with your document.
- Check or Money Order Payable to: "Connecticut Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Connecticut
165 Capitol Avenue, Suite 1000
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Connecticut and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Connecticut State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Connecticut.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Connecticut Connecticut Department of Administrative Services
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Connecticut Department of Correction
Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Connecticut Department of Public Works
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
Connecticut Liquor Division
Connecticut Military Department
Connecticut Siting Council
Connecticut State Library
Connecticut State Department of Education
The Apostille certification only certify the capacity of the person who has signed the public document, and the authenticity of the signature.
An Apostille certification does not certify the content of the public document to which it relates.
Documents issued by a different state can not be apostilled by the State of Connecticut. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Connecticut must obtain the Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
To order an Apostille, you must include a "Submittal Form" with your request. To download the State of Connecticut form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Connecticut will only issue an Apostille strictly for use in Hague Participating Countries.
All documents issued for Non-Hague Participating Countries will be certified, not apostilled.
Apostille services are not necessary within the United States or any of its territories or possessions; Therefore the Secretary of State of Connecticut will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Connecticut Secretary of State charges $40 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 1 business days.