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Secretary of State Offices

Secretary of State Offices in the U.S.

Below is the contact information for the Secretary of State offices for all 50 states in the U.S..  You will need to either mail in your diploma, or visit in person, the Secretary of State office in your home state to get your diploma apostilled.  If you are on a tight timeline and wish to get your diploma apostilled in person, the websites have a list of all the offices you can visit.  Finally, make sure you get your diploma apostilled in the same state that it was notarized in. 

To get your criminal background check apostilled, you can either use Aclipse's services or you can send in your CBC directly to the U.S. Department of State

* All costs mentioned below are the cost to have one diploma apostilled. If you need to have your document expedited due to timing you may have to pay a larger fee. 
 
ALABAMA
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Division
11 South Union Street., Suite 224 
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-5325
Cost $5
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ALASKA
Office of Lt. Governor
Authentications Department
240 Main St., Room 301
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-4081
Cost $5
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ARIZONA
Secretary of State
Attn: Apotille Dept.
1700 W. Washington St., Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808
(602) 542-6187
Cost $3
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ARKANSAS
Secretary of State
1401 W. Capital, Suite 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-3409
Cost $10
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CALIFORNIA
Notary Public
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
(916) 653-3595
Cost $20
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COLORADO
Colorado Secretary of State
Notary Program
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
(303) 894-2200
Cost $5
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CONNECTICUT
Authentications and Apostilles
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470
(860) 509-6100
Cost $40
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DELAWARE
Division of Corporations
John G. Townsend Building 
401 Federal St., Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3073
Cost $30
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Office of Notary Commisions and Authentications
441 4th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-3117
Cost $15
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FLORIDA
Department of State
Division of Corporations
Apostille Certification
P.O. Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6800
(850) 245-6945
Cost $10
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GEORGIA
GSCCCA
Attn: Notary Division
1875 Century Blvd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 327-6023
Cost $3
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HAWAII
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Capital, Fifth Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-0255
Cost $1
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IDAHO
Secretary of State's Office
Attn: Notary Department
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080
(208) 332-2811
Cost $10
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ILLINOIS
Illinois Secretary of State
Index Department
17 N. State St., Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 814-8218
Cost $2
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INDIANA
Indiana Secretary of State
Authentication Department
302 W. Washington St., Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-8156
Cost $0
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IOWA
Iowa Secretary of State
Business Services
First Floor, Lucas Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5204
Cost $5
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KANSAS
Kansas Secretary of State
Attn: Notary Clerk/Certifications
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-2239
Cost $7.50
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KENTUCKY
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentications and Apostilles
P.O. Box 718
Frankfurt, KY 40602-0718
(502) 564-3490
Cost $5
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LOUISIANA
Louisiana Secretary of State
Commisions Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 922-0330
Cost $20
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MAINE
Secretary of State
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
(207) 624-7752
Cost $10
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MARYLAND
Office of Secretary of State
16 Francis St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-5521
Cost $2
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MASSACHUSETTS
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Commisions Section
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2836
Cost $6
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MICHIGAN
Michigan Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
(202) 647-5002
Cost $1
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MINNESOTA
Retirement Systems Minnesota Building
Minnesota Secretary of State-Certification
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103-2141
(651) 296-2803
Cost $5
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MISSISSIPPI
Secretary of State
Capital Towers
125 S. Congress St.
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-1615
Cost $5
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MISSOURI
Commissions
Secretary of State's Office
600 West Main, Room 322
Jefferson, MO 65101
(573) 751-2783
Cost $10
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MONTANA
Secretary of State
Notary and Certifications Services
P.O. Box 202801
13016th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-2801
(406) 444-1877
Cost $10
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NEBRASKA
Nebraska Secretary of State
Notary Division
P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2558
Cost $10
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NEVADA
Nevada Secretary of State
Notary Division
101 North Carson St., Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-5708
Cost $20
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Secretary of State's Office
107 North Main St., Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3242
Cost $10
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NEW JERSEY
State of New Jersey
DORES
P.O. Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08646
(609) 292-9292
Cost $25
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NEW MEXICO
New Mexico State Capital North
325 Don Gasper, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
1-(800) 477-3632
Cost $3
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NEW YORK
New York Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
Apostille and Authentication Unit
99 Washington Avenue 6th Floor
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
(518) 474-4429
Cost $10
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NORTH CAROLINA
Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
(919) 807-2140
Cost $10
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NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Secretary of State
Authentications Division
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2901
Cost $10
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OHIO
Ohio Secretary of State
Client Service Center
180 E. Broad St., Suite 103
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-2655
Cost $5
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OKLAHOMA
Secretary of State
Certification Department
421 NW 13th St., Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 521-4211
Cost $25
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OREGON
Secretary of State
Corporation Division
255 Capital St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
(503) 986-2200
Cost $10
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PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
Room 210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029
(717) 787-5280
Cost $15
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RHODE ISLAND
Division of Business Services
RI Department of State
148 West River St.
Providence, RI 02904-2615
(401) 222-3040
Cost $20
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SOUTH CAROLINA
SC Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-2512
Cost $2
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SOUTH DAKOTA
Secretary of State
Capital Building
500 East Capital Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
(605) 773-2797
Cost $25
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TENNESSEE
Business Services Division
Tre Hargett, Secretary of State
State of Tennessee
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-0536
Cost $2
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TEXAS
Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
P.O. Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550
(512) 463-5705
Cost $15
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UTAH
Utah State Capital
350 N State St., Suite 220
P.O. Box 142325
(801) 538-1041
Cost $15
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VERMONT
Office of the Secretary of State
1078 US RT 2, Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633-7701
(802) 828-3700
Cost $10
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VIRGINIA
Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office
Authentication Division
1111 East Broad St., 1st Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 692-0114
Cost $10
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WASHINGTON
Corporations Division
Apostille and Certificate Program
P.O. Box 40228
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-0377
Cost $15
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WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Secretary of State's Office
Attn: Business and Licensing Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-8000
Cost $10
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WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Secretary of State
Certification Desk
P.O. Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707-7848
(608) 266-8888
Cost $10
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WYOMING
Wyoming Secretary of State
2020 Carey Ave., Suite 600
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
(307) 777-5343
Cost $10
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