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The latest U.S. Department of State Authentication/Apostille Processing Time During COVID-19

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

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. We have suspended in-person counter service during the COVID-19 pandemic and are only offering mail-in service at this time.

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


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