Apostille Recordable
Documents

This is a list of some of the most common personal, business, academic, and corporate documentation that we apostille, authenticate, attest, and legalize for our customers at the Texas Secretary of State (TXSOS) in Austin, TX and at the United States Department of State (USDOS) and any U.S foreign embassy and consulates in Washington D.C.

Please click on the type of document that you would like to get apostilled or authenticated to learn more about what you’ll need to do and how to order our expedited international document filing courier services.

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Couple Looking Down

The twelve documents listed below are classified by the State of Texas as recordable documents.

What this means is the Texas Secretary of State Authentications Unit will only issue an Texas apostille certificate or Texas authentication certificate on a Texas recordable document if it’s the original document or it’s an official raised seal certified copy issued from either Texas Vital Records (aka Texas Vital Statistics) or the Texas county of where the document was originally recorded and issued from.

If your recordable document was issued from another state (non-Texas) you will have to go through that issuing states Secretary of State office to receive a apostille or authentication certificate. 

The Texas Secretary of State will deny and issue a formal rejection letter on any document filing attempt that is a photocopy or a notarized copy of any type of recordable document. 

Because all recordable documents are officially recorded (hence the name) with a state, county, or city government entity you do not need to get them notarized before you mail or drop them off at our Austin, TX office. 

Apostille
Non-Recordable
Documents

The thirty eight documents listed below are classified by the State of Texas as non-recordable documents. 

What this means is the Texas Secretary of State Authentications Unit will only issue Texas apostille certificates or Texas authentication certificates on non-recordable documents if they are properly notarized.

The Secretary of State will deny and issue a formal rejection letter on any document filing attempt of an non-recordable document if it’s not properly notarized.

The notary public that you use to notarize your non-recordable documents must be a Texas notary public and any notarizations from other countries or state notaries will result in your documents being rejected. 

If your non-recordable document is an original Texas high school or Texas college transcript, diploma, or degree you must get a school admin or registrar official to sign your school records in front of a Texas notary public before you or the school can mail your school records directly to us to rush apostille or authenticate file them.

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Woman Peeking Over Wall