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Do you need an apostille or legalization of your document?

This may sound a bit strange, but let's first make 100% sure that you need an apostille. If your document will not be used in a foreign country, foreign embassy or foreign consulate - you need just Certification of Notary Public in Florida.

How to get an apostille in Florida?

Apostille or Legalization?
If the country is a participant to The Hague Treaty Convention (also known as Apostille Convention) your document can be apostilled.
IMPORTANT: Review the list of countries operating as members of the Hague Convention to ensure you are bringing your documents to the Florida Secretary of State.

Basically, obtaining an apostille in Florida process is the following:
  1. Get the original document(s) that need to be apostilled
  2. Fill out and complete the request form
  3. Prepare an envelope with all papers required
  4. Make a payment in a proper way
  5. Send your documents to the Florida Secretary of State's office
  6. Get back your ready documents
Documents the Florida Secretary of State can apostille
Secretary of State Offices in Florida can apostille Florida-issued Vital Records, Court Documents, and Corporations Division Documents as well as Florida Notarized Documents.

Florida Issued Vital Records:
  • Birth certificates.
  • Death certificate.
  • Divorce decrees.
  • Marriage certificates.
  • Divorce decrees.

Florida Court Documents and Corporations Division Documents:

  • Documents filed with a Florida County Clerk of Superior Court.
  • Corporate documents on file with the Florida Secretary of State Corporations Division.

Florida Notarized Documents:

  • School Transcript
  • College Transcript
  • School Diploma
  • College Diploma
  • Master Degree
  • Powers of attorney
  • Affidavits
  • Corporate Documents
  • Translations etc.

IMPORTANT: To get the Apostille seal from the Secretary of State Offices in Florida, all of these types of documents must be issued in Florida. The most common mistake among people who file an apostille on their own is that the notary certification is not done correctly. Make sure your Florida notary public certification is done in compliance with the State of Florida requirements.

Documents the Florida Secretary of State can't apostille:

  • Sanitation Certificate
  • Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)
  • Certificate of Exportability
  • Certificate to Foreign Government (CFG)
  • Certificate of Non-Clinical Research Use Only Materials Certificate
  • Plant certificate
  • Animal Health Certificate
  • Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products (COPP)
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical product- Foreign Manufacturer
  • Specified Risk Material of Bovine, Ovine, and Caprine Origin Materials.
  • FBI Criminal Background Check
And other documents issued by Federal Agencies like FDA, the FBI, the USPTO, the IRS, the EPA, the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security… etc.

IMPORTANT: Federally issued documents cannot be certified by the Florida Secretary of State; instead, the Apostille stamp on federal documents must be obtained from the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Who can notarize my documents in the state of Florida?

The Secretary of State in Florida can authenticate public official signatures only on documents issued in the same State and signed by a notary public or one of the following public officials or their deputies: e.g.
  • County Clerks or Recorders
  • Court Administrators of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
  • Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county
  • Executive Officers of the Superior Court
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • State Officials
Do you need Florida Apostille Services?
Get your documents apostilles in FL fast and secure.
Apostille is a certification that is given by the country which confirms the authenticity of a document. It is usually required for international use. The certification can be granted to documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, etc.

The United States Department of State provides this service for all 50 states and the District of Columbia for documents issued by state and local governments.

It is difficult to get apostille services in Florida. The process of getting an apostille can take up to a month and it is not guaranteed that the document will be accepted by the authorities. The process is not always guaranteed, so it’s important you do your research before you start this process.

We provide the best apostille services in the state of Florida. We are experts in this field and have been providing the best apostille services for more than 10 years now.

Our team of professionals has vast experience in handling all kinds of documents. We provide quick and accurate apostille services which are cost-effective too.

Let us help you with the Apostille

Sometimes getting an apostille on your own can be a little tricky and time-consuming. ApostillUS has specialized in apostille services since 1998 and has accumulated unique expertise. Our skilled team will be happy to assist you in obtaining an apostille for your documents.

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Personal/Business Documents 7 - 14 business days

Federal Documents 18 - 24 business days


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Personal/Business Documents 2 - 7 business days
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Apostille documents in Florida
Florida Apostille FAQ

What is an apostille?

An apostille is an official government-issued certificate that is appended to documents so that they will be recognized when presented in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. These documents can include any vital records, vehicle titles, certificates of incorporation and origin, and academic records.

How to apostille documents in Florida?

Documents can only be apostilled by the Florida Secretary of State for use in foreign countries that are signatories to the 1961 Hague Convention. All documents issued for countries not party to the Hague Convention must be certified rather than apostilled.

Within the United States or any of its territories, apostilles are not mandatory. It means that the Secretary of State of Florida will not issue an apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Florida Secretary of State charges $1 per document. Documents can have several pages.

Is the Apostille guaranteed?

Any genuine US document that is properly presented and receives the apostille is guaranteed by us. We will work with you and offer support or advice to ensure we can legalize the document if your document has not been signed, stamped, or certified correctly. We promise to return the apostille fee if for any reason we are unable to apostille your document.

How do I get my Apostille back after I send my documents?

If you provide a pre-paid mailing label for FedEx, UPS, or the US Postal Service, the State of Florida will use it. You can use our services online without making an appointment or going somewhere in person. Simply send your documents to us using a tracked, secure delivery provider (FedEx, DHL, or UPS). Sometimes even the original copy is not necessary!

Florida Secretary of State Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Personal/company check payable to "Florida Secretary of State". Checks must have a pre-printed name and address on the check.
  • Money order payable to Florida Secretary of State.
  • Credit Card + Credit Card Pre-Payment Voucher System for third-party hand delivery

Pay with a credit card for walk-in authentication services, eliminating the need to write company or personal checks, or provide couriers with cash.

How long does it take to apostille documents in Florida?

Sometimes it takes a lot of effort and time to get an apostille. In Florida, it can take up to a few weeks and starts with five business days. We suggest getting in touch with us if you want further details. We have processed thousands of documents for more than 20 years. Our experienced staff knows how to speed up and make the process easier for you.
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How does it work?

Apply online

Send us your request online and receive a quote from a specialist the same day. We will also review a scan of your documents for any errors and let you know ASAP if additional steps are required.

Send us your documents

No need to make an appointment or go to a physical location. Just mail us your documents through a secure tracked shipping service (FedEx, DHL, or UPS).
In some cases we may not even need the physical copy!

Receive your documents

Once completed, your Apostilled documents will be mailed to you via FedEx or DHL and will arrive at your doorstep.

Ask about our shipping options! Whether in the US or Worldwide, we’ll get your apostille documents to you wherever you may be.

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Florida Department of State
Fee: $10 per document

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