Apostille Documents

On this page is a list of the most common personal, business, academic, and corporate documentation that we apostille, authenticate, attest, and legalize everyday for our customers at the Texas Secretary of State (TXSOS) in Austin, TX, 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 (any of the 65 blue underlined hyperlinks below) that you would like to get apostilled, authenticated, legalized, and attested to learn more about what you’ll need to do to prepare your documents, current turnaround times (TAT), pricing, shipping to and from information, and how to order our expedited international document filing courier services. 

At the bottom of each document page under step three you will see a button to click on to download the order form for that specific document. 

 

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Apostille Recordable
Documents

The fifteen 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 certified copy issued from either Texas Vital Records (aka Texas Vital Statistics) or the Texas county or city 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 forty-two 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. Any notarizations from another country or a different states notary 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/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

Apostille Corporation
Documents

The eight documents listed below are classified by the State of Texas as corporations unit documents.

What this means is the Texas Secretary of State corporations unit department will only issue Texas apostille certificates or Texas authentication certificates on corporate documents that were filed by you or your company in the past and a state file number has been issued on them already.

You can’t mail, submit, or bring this department documents to apostille or authenticate like you can with the Texas authentication unit department. Any corporate documents that you want apostilled or authenticated must be already registered and on file with the Texas Secretary of State.

The state will make photocopies of those requested documents and then issue an apostille or authentication certification on them which we will physically pickup from them in person.

Our Texas apostille service prices for rush filing documents at the corporations unit side is different then what is listed on our Texas apostille service order form. This is because the corporations unit government filing fees are almost four times higher (they charge a minimum filing fee per document of $50) then the non-corporations state government filing fees on the authentications unit side.

Please add $50 per document to the prices listed on Texas apostille order form for any corporations unit documents that you need rush apostilled or authenticated.