You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Mississippi processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Mississippi apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Mississippi, by the office of the secretary of state of Mississippi.
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: "Mississippi Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Mississippi
Capital Towers 125 S. Congress Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Mississippi and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Mississippi State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Mississippi.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Department of Archives and History
Department of Child Protective Services
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Human Services
Department of Marine Resources
Department of Mental Health
Department of Public Safety
Department of Transportation
Public Service Commission
State Department of Health
State Sovereignty Commission
Pat Harrison Waterway District
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 Mississippi. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Mississippi 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 Mississippi form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Mississippi 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 Mississippi will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mississippi Secretary of State charges $5 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 2 business days.