US Department of State Authentication/Apostille Processing Time During COVID-19

The Office of Authentications of the US Department of State says,

Due to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you should expect delays processing your request for authentication services. Please consider waiting to mail your request until we resume normal operations. Effective March 20, 2020, we suspended in-person counter service.

Clients should expect delays processing their requests for authentication services as DOS resume operations in phases during COVID-19. Authentication/Apostille requests may take 2-3 months to process from the date of receipt by the Office of Authentications.

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