The above notary acknowledgement verbiage must be written in all English on your certified copy affidavit or original high school diploma. The actual high school diploma content can be in any non-English language (for example say you got your high school diploma translated) but the entire notary area verbiage cannot be in a different or translated language other than English.
If the notary verbiage that is used on your high school diploma is not 100% in English your document will be rejected by the Texas Secretary of State. The Texas Secretary of State office will reject any non-recordable document (high school diploma) if the notarization on it was not completed by a Texas notary public.
The affiant’s signature must be a wet ink original (the person who signed the high school diploma in front of a Texas notary public). Your signature on the certified copy affidavit or the school officials on the original high school diploma that the Texas notary witnessed cannot be a copied, electronic, Docusign, or automated autopen type signature. The Secretary of State in Texas will reject your high school diploma apostille request if an original wet ink signature was not used on it.
A Texas authentications unit staffer will use a magnifying glass and/or a smudge test to verify that all non-recordable documents presented to them (high school diploma) used original wet ink signatures. So don’t think you can sneak this past them.
You can only receive one Texas apostille or authentication certificate on one high school diploma for one country.
If you need more then one apostille or authentication certificate you must give us as many of your original signed and notarized high school diploma or notarized and signed by you certified copy affidavits and photocopies of your original diploma as you want apostilles or authentications.
Meaning, let’s say you need three apostille certificates on your high school diploma for three different countries – Mexico, Colombia, and Spain or maybe one foreign country wants three apostille certificates of your high school diploma.
In this case you would need to give us three separate original wet ink signed (not copies) and notarized high school diplomas or three notarized and wet ink signed by you certified copy affidavits and three photocopies of your original high school diploma (resize your diploma down to fit on standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper in size).
Apostille Texas only apostilles high school diplomas at the state government level for the State of Texas but if the country you’re sending your documents to is not a member nation of the 1961 Hague Convention you will need to go through two more legal document governmental filing steps.
We can assist you with these two additional steps even if we don’t obtain the state level authentication certificate for you from a non-Texas state.
The second step is to rush file your high school diploma at the United States Department of State (USDOS) office in Washington D.C but this step can only be done after you have been issued a state level authentication certificate by one of the fifty state secretary of state offices in the United States.
The third step is to rush file your high school diploma with the foreign country embassy of where your documents are being submitted to in Washington D.C. This final document legalization step can only be done after you have been issued both a state and federal authentication certification on your U.S high school diploma.