When a diploma or transcript is to be used in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have the document authenticated. An authentication certifies the signature and the capacity of the official who has executed the document, and may also authenticate the seal of the official.
The NY Secretary of State authenticates public documents for use in foreign countries. Only public documents issued in New York State, which are signed by a notary public or other public official will be authenticated. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is in the form of an "Apostille" or a "Certificate of Authentication.
To order an authenticated diploma or transcript, please first fill out and return the Apostille or Certificate of Authentication form. Payment can be made either by including a check or by paying with a credit card online.
To pay with a credit card, make sure to check the applicable box on the form and fill out the fields below. Make sure that the information you fill out below matches the form, and click on "Pay Online" to make the payment.
Price: $50 per diploma, $20 per transcript