How does an
apostille look?

New Texas Universal Apostille Certificate As of 10/1/23

New Texas Universal Apostille Certificate As of 10/1/23


Pre-10/1/23 Apostille Certificate

Pre-10/1/23 Texas Apostille Certificate


Pre-10/1/23 Authentication Certificate

Pre-10/1/23 Texas Authentication Certificate


A USA apostille certificate or USA authentication certificate will be issued by one of the fifty U.S states or by the U.S Department of State and it will be an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that will be attached to your document either by a staple or a grommet. Some states like Texas as of 10/1/23 will have a type of stamp/seal placed on it and other states don’t use stamps like Texas didn’t pre-October 1st, 2023.

Your apostille certificate or authentication certificate is printed onto regular printer paper on the letterhead of whatever state’s secretary of state office issues it.

You can go to to see examples of what the U.S Department of State federal apostille and authentication certificates will look like.


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