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Apostille North Carolina Services

US apostille provides expedited certification services for corporate documents issued in the State of North Carolina and destined for use abroad.

Apostille North Carolina Corporate Document:

$50.00 per single document - Two Business Day

We will obtain the Apostille from the D.C. Government to expedite the process. Companies must ensure that the document is properly notarized prior to requesting our services. Contact our customer service at: wa@usapostille.com , or Call 888-666-1110 to confirm the eligibility of your request first.
Send Your Package to our Washington DC branch office

Apostille North Carolina Federal Document:

$50.00 per single document - 4 Business Days

US apostille provides North Carolina Apostille certification for federal documents from the US Department of State in Washington DC.
Send Your Package to our Washington DC branch office

We Accept:

Frequently Asked Questions about North Carolina Apostille

1. Which documents are eligible for Apostille North Carolina Services?

North Carolina corporate and federal documents are acceptable for the apostille service from US apostille. We may provide expedited authentication services for North Carolina certifications from the MD Secretary of State within just One Business Day. Please, contact our customer service for confirmation first.

Examples of North Carolina Corporate documents:


3. Does US apostille certify North Carolina vital records and educational documents?

US apostille doesn’t provide attestation service for educational documents or vital records issued in the State of North Carolina. However, we offer our customers a detailed guide that contains all the information that our customers might need to obtain apostille certificates from the North Carolina SOS by themselves.

Contact Information

Walk-IN Address NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury St
Raleigh NC 27601-2903
Mailing Address Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
PO Box 29622 Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Telephone 919-807-2225 Email
Secretary of State
authen@sosnc.com
​Elaine Marshall
Cover Letter Request letter
Mailing Info
  • If you do not supply a pre-paid shipping document, the document will be returned via regular mail.
  • Enclose a pre-paid shipping document if you wish to have the document(s) returned via a courier service.
  • If you wish to use ground delivery for either FedEx or UPS, we will contact you when the documents are ready and you will have to schedule a pick up of those documents.
  • The Secretary of State’s Office is a scheduled Air delivery (not ground delivery) pick-up location for UPS and FedEx.
  • Documents submitted without a return envelope and postage will be returned regular delivery by the United State Postal Service to the person submitting the documents.
  • Any documents received without a pre-paid return envelope will be delivered by regular mail to a United States address.
  • A pre-paid courier label is not a handwritten or typed label with account information.
  • A pre-paid courier label is obtained online and paid for at the time you print the bar-coded label.

Statutory Fee & Duration

Fees $10.00 Processing Time 5 business days

document Requirement

North Carolina Acknowledge Requirements:
  • not having an acknowledgement on each document presented;
  • the State and county where the document is being executed is not indicated;
  • the expiration date is either missing or incorrect;
  • the notary stamp or seal is missing;
  • the notary did not sign his/her name exactly as represented in the commission and/or stamp or seal;
  • the notary public has certified to statements within the document and/or was party to a document, (i.e., the Notary Public’s name should only appear in the acknowledgement and not in the document itself); and the acknowledgement must be in English.
    • If a document is presented in a language other than English the NC Secretary of State’s Office will require a certified or notarized English translation.
    • Before documents are sent to the NC Authentication Office, they must have the proper signatures (original signatures only)
    • Documents must be notarized by a North Carolina Notary Public unless they were issued by one of the following officials:
    • Register of Deeds
    • Clerk of Superior Court
    • NC Department of Agriculture
    • NC Department of Health and Human Services
    • NC Vital Records
    • NC Department of Motor Vehicles (Raleigh, NC office ONLY)
    • NC Attorney General's Office
    • NC Legislative Services
    • Documents (transcripts, report cards, diplomas, etc.) issued by a North Carolina university, college, community college or high school must be notarized by a North Carolina Notary Public. A school seal applied to the document by the school registrar is not acceptable.
    • All North Carolina agency documents must be certified

Parking Information

  • Our office is located in downtown Raleigh at 2 South Salisbury Street in the Old Revenue Building Complex.
  • The public entrance is on the corner of Salisbury Street and Morgan Street.

Payment information

  • Make your payment payable to the "NC Secretary of State."
  • money order or check

Working Hours

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday except Federal and State Holidays.

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4. Which countries accept Apostille North Carolina?

North Carolina Apostille is acceptable for all types of North Carolina documents destined for use in one of the Hague Convention Participating Countries .
Click here to see a list of all Apostille countries


6. Which countries accept North Carolina Embassy (Certificate) Legalization?

North Carolina Embassy Legalization is required for documents issued in the State of North Carolina and destined for use in the Non-Hague countries. US apostille offers rush North Carolina legalization services from the US Department of State and from the embassy of the destination country in Washington DC. For more information, you may send us an email at: ca@usapostille.com
Click Here to see a list of all legalization countries


5. What are North Carolina counties and cities?

Here is a list of all North Carolina counties and major cities.

  • Alamance
  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Anson
  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Beaufort
  • Bertie
  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Cabarrus
  • Caldwell
  • Camden
  • Carteret
  • Caswell
  • Catawba
  • Chatham
  • Cherokee
  • Chowan
  • Clay
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Currituck
  • Dare
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Duplin
  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gaston
  • Gates
  • Graham
  • Granville
  • Greene
  • Guilford
  • Halifax
  • Harnett
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Hertford
  • Hoke
  • Hyde
  • Iredell
  • Jackson
  • Johnston
  • Jones
  • Lee
  • Lenoir
  • Lincoln
  • McDowell
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Martin
  • Mecklenburg
  • Mitchell
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Nash
  • New Hanover
  • Northampton
  • Onslow
  • Orange
  • Pamlico
  • Pasquotank
  • Pender
  • Perquimans
  • Person
  • Pitt
  • Polk
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan
  • Rutherford
  • Sampson
  • Scotland
  • Stanly
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Swain
  • Transylvania
  • Tyrrell
  • Union
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Watauga
  • Wayne
  • Wilkes
  • Wilson
  • Yadkin
  • Yancey

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