You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Maryland processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Maryland apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Maryland, by the office of the secretary of state of Maryland.
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: "Maryland Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Maryland
16 Francis St. 1st Floor
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Maryland and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Maryland State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Maryland.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau
Automobile Insurance Fund
State Board of Censors
Coastal Bays Program
Department of Commerce
Comptroller of Maryland
Office of the Comptroller
Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy
Maryland State Department of Education
Emergency Management Agency
Department of the Environment
Department of General Services
Department of Health
Higher Education Commission
Department of Juvenile Services
Public Service Commission
Department of Agriculture
Maryland State Archives
Department of Labor
State law enforcement agencies of Maryland
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Planning
Department of Transportation
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 Maryland. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Maryland 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 Maryland form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Maryland 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 Maryland will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Maryland Secretary of State charges $2 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 2 business days.