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Verify Apostille and Authentication Certificates in 50 States

In an increasingly globalized world, the need for international recognition of documents has never been greater. Apostille certificates serve as a vital means of certifying the authenticity of public documents for use in countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention of 1961. Authentication Certificates are for those countries that did not join the Hague Convention of 1961.


These certificates ensure that documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, educational degrees, judicial documents, and commercial documents are legally recognized across borders. Verifying an apostille certificate's authenticity is crucial to maintaining the integrity and credibility of international transactions and legal proceedings.


So, how to verify your apostille certificates?


In many states, verifying the authenticity of an apostille or authentication certificate often requires contacting the Competent Authority by phone or email. However, some states have established online electronic tools. These tools are straightforward and user-friendly and allow holders to easily verify the apostille certificates online.


States offering online verification for the Apostille/Authentication certificates

States

Verify Online

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Delaware

Click Here * You can only validate a certificate within a year of the date it was issued and only for certificates issued on Delaware business entities.

Minnesota

Montana

New York

North Carolina

Click Here (Scroll to the bottom)

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Washington

West Virginia


States that do not offer online verification for the Apostille/Authentication certificates

States

Verify by phone/email

Alabama

(334) 242-5325

Alaska

(907) 465-4081

Arizona

602-542-6187

Connecticut

860-509-6002

District of Colombia

(202) 727-3117

Florida

850.245.6053

Georgia

404-327-6023

Hawaii

(808) 586-0255

Idaho

208-334-2301

Illinois

217-782-7017

Indiana

(317)232-6576

Iowa

(515) 281-5204

Kansas

(785) 296-4564

Kentucky

(502) 564-3490

Louisiana

(225) 922-0330

Maine

(207) 624-7752

Maryland

410-974-5521

Massachusetts

(617) 727-2836

Michigan

888-767-6424

Mississippi

601-359-1615

Missouri

(573) 751-2783

Nebraska

(402)471-2558

Nevada

775-684-5708

New Hampshire

603-271-3242

New Jersey

609-292-0642

New Mexico

505-827-3600

North Dakota

(701) 328-2900

Ohio

877.767.3453

Oklahoma

(405) 521-4211

Oregon

(503) 986-2200

Pennsylvania

717- 787-5280

South Carolina

(803)734-2512

South Dakota

(605)773-5008

Utah

(801) 538-1041

Vermont

(802)828-3700

Virginia

804-692-0114

Wisconsin

608-266-8888

Wyoming

307.777.7370

American Samoa

(684) 633-6727

Guam

(671) 475-1101

Northern Mariana Islands

670-237-1200

Puerto Rico

(787)722-2121

US Virgin Islands

(340) 774-2991

In addition, the apostille and authentication process can be complicated. If you don't want to spend a lot of time and energy getting into it, your best bet is to let a professional do it for you. Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.


Apostille Service can be ordered below if you need it.




We provide apostille, authentication, and embassy legalization services for other personal documents and corporate documents issued in 50 states and DC.


If you have any questions and do not know which service to order, please contact us by describing ① the type of the document, ② which state the doc is from, and ③ in which country the doc will be used, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


 

American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at www.usnotarycenter.com, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at info@usnotarycenter.com.

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