You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Ohio processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Ohio apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Ohio, by the office of the secretary of state of Ohio.
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: "Ohio Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Ohio
180 E. Broad St. , Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43215
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Ohio and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Ohio State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Ohio.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Department of Aging
Department of Agriculture
Civil Rights Commission
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Health
Department of Insurance
Department of Job and Family Services
Department of Natural Resources
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Casino Control Commission
Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Department of Public Safety
Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
State Library of Ohio
Department of Taxation
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Services
Department of Youth Services
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 Ohio. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Ohio 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 Ohio form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Ohio 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 Ohio will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ohio Secretary of State charges $5 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 3 business days.