You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Louisiana processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Louisiana apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Louisiana, by the office of the secretary of state of Louisiana.
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: "Louisiana Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Louisiana
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Louisiana and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Louisiana State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Louisiana.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
State Archive and Research Library
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Crescent City Connection Division
Department of Children and Family Services (Louisiana)
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Health
Joint Task Force Gator
Office of Juvenile Justice
List of fire lookout towers in Louisiana
Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Louisiana National Guard
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Louisiana Recovery Authority
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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 Louisiana. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Louisiana 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 Louisiana form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Louisiana 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 Louisiana will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Louisiana Secretary of State charges $20 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 3 business days.