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Maryland Resume In-person Authentication and Apostille Service

Updated: Mar 23, 2022

Maryland resumed in-person authentication and apostille service on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. No appointment is necessary. Daily Document Limit is 20 documents per day. Mail-in service is still available.



While, how to get authentication or apostille from the Maryland Secretary of State? what's the process?


For Authentication


When Having a Notarized Document Certified


Notarized document must be taken to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for certification, in the county where the notary was commissioned. (The county will be imprinted on the notary's seal.) The document is then taken to the Office of the Secretary of State, in Annapolis for certification.


Then take the document to the U.S. Department of State in D.C. for authentication and further legalize the document at the foreign embassy of the destination country in D.C. The document is ready for use.


When having a State or County Issued Document Certified


The State/County document, (birth or death certificate, motor vehicle ownership certification, certification of status of criminal records, marriage certificates, divorce decree, etc.) with the seal and authorized signature of the department issuing the document, is taken to the Office of the Secretary of State, in Annapolis for certification. If you do not have a current copy, please call our office at 410-974-5521 to confirm that we can authenticate your document.


Then take the document to the U.S. Department of State in D.C. for authentication and further legalize the document at the foreign embassy of the destination country in D.C. The document is ready for use.


For Apostille


When Having a Notarized Document Certified


The notarized document must be taken to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for certification, in the county where the notary was commissioned. The document is taken to the Office of the Secretary of State, in Annapolis for certification.


The document is ready for use. The document does not need to be taken to the U.S. State Department for certification.


When having a State or County issued Document Certified


The State/County document, (birth or death certificate, motor vehicle ownership certification, certification of status of criminal records, marriage certificates, divorce decree, etc.) with the seal and authorized signature of the department issuing the document, is taken to the Office of the Secretary of State, in Annapolis for certification.


The document is ready for use. The document does not need to be taken to the U.S. State Department for certification.



 

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