A document issued and signed by the state of Virginia

  • The state of Virginia fee is $10 per document.
  • The estimate processing time is 5 business days.

If this is your first time requesting certification or apostille, we highly advise you to contact the Secretary of State help desk @ (804)-692-0114 .
Please describe your document, state the name of signer on it, and the date of issuing. The representative will confirm that the document is ready to be shipped.

Please fill the form

AUTHENTICATION REQUEST

Mailing address:

Secretary of the Commonwealth

Attn: Authentication Request

1111 East Broad Street – 1st Floor

Richmond, VA 23219

notary@governor.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-692-0114

Authentication at the state level is not valid for use within the United States or its territories.

Use a paper clip or staple to separate each document/ separe cada documento con un clip

The fee for authentication of documents is $ 10.00 per document, payable to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If there are several documents
signed by the same public official (notary public, deputy clerk, etc…) on the same date for the same country; the fee is $ 10.00 for the first
document and $ 5.00 for each additional document

  • We accept payments in the form of check or money order payable to: Secretary of the Commonwealth.

REMINDER: Please include a self-addressed, prepaid return envelope. Make sure all marriage, birth, death, divorce certificates and single
status
statements have been issued from Vital Recordsin the past 12 months. Vital Records can be reached at 804-662-6200.

  • Marriage Certificates may also be issued by the corresponding Circuit Court as a two page exemplified copies or certified with
    triple seals
    .
  • Death Certificates issued on white paper from Department of Health are only valid for 4 weeks after the date of death,otherwise
    contact Vital Records for official state issued document on pink and blue watermarked paper.
  • All other documents must be properly notarized by a Virginia notary within the past 12 months before submitting to our office for
    authentication.
  • DOCUMENTS ISSUED FROM VITAL RECORDS OR COURT HOUSE CANNOT BE NOTARIZED

REQUIREMENT FOR ALL NOTARIZED DOCUMENT (All 7 items must part of notarization or your document will be returned)

Requirements on the notarization/Must be in English Requisitos en la notarizacion/Debe ser en Ingles
1 Acknowledgement statement must reflect what is being notarized.
i.e. – signature(s) or true copy of an original.
Acto del notario: lo que se esta notarizando, ej: una copia del
documento, o la firma original en el doc.
2 State and city/county where the document is being executed El Estado o el Condado donde se esta haciendo la
notarizacion
3 Date of notarization Fecha de la notarizacion
4 Notary’s registration number El numero de registro del notario
5 Notary signature La firma del notario
6 Notary stamp or seal El sello del notario
7 Notary’s expiration date Fecha de expiracion del notario

To avoid delay in processing, be sure to look over your documents before submitting
(revise el documento antes de enviarlo)

El costo para autenticar cada documento es $10.00 por documento, sí el juramento lleva la firma del mismo funcionarío (Notario Publico,
Oficial de la corte, etc,) y la misma fecha, y es para el mismo pais, el costo es $5.00 por cada documento consecutivo .Como forma de pago
aceptamos efectivo, cheque, money order pagadero a la Secretary of the Commomwealth.

ATENCIÓN: Cuando envie documentos por correo por favor asegurese de que incluya un sobre con su dirección y con estampilla. Sí su
documento es un certificado de nacimiento, matrimonio, divorcio, difunción o solteria, tiene que haber sido expedido en los últimos doce
meses por la oficina de Registros Vitales. Usted se puede comunicar con ellos al (804) 662-6200. Cualquier otro documento tiene que estar
notarizado correctamente y haber sido expedido en los últimos doce meses.

  • Certificado de Matrimonio: tambien puede obtenerse en la corte donde se caso pero debe solicitar el triple seal (le daran dos hojas)
  • Certificado Defunsion:La hoja en blanco y negro es solo valida por 4 semanas despues de la muerte de la persona, despues de esto
    contacte Vital Records para una copia official.
  • Todos los otros documentos deben ser notarizados apropiadamente ( Ver Cuadro de requisitos)

By choosing FedEx shipping, you will receive an email confirming the delivery to the embassy, and another email when the embassy release the document back to FedEx to be shipped back to you.





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Ship Date : 100CT

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