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Authentications (Apostilles & Notarial Certifications)


  • The Florida Secretary of State is the only competent authority authorized to issue notarial and apostille certifications in the state of Florida.
  • The Division of Corporations issues these certifications.
  • Our office is located at 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apostille and Notarial Requests – FAQ

How to File

  1. Complete the Department of State’s Apostille and Notarial Certificate Request Form.
  2. Enclose the document to be authenticated or certified.
  3. Insert:
    • A self-addressed stamped envelope with the requestor’s name and address listed as both sender and recipient; OR
    • A pre-paid, pre-addressed air bill with requestor’s name and address listed as both sender and recipient.
  4. Include payment.
  5. Mail application, documentation, and payment to the Division of Corporations' Apostille Section.


  • $10.00 per document; OR
  • $20.00 per document, for documents certified by any Clerk of the Court for any county in Florida when requesting an apostille. ($10 for Apostille; $10 for Certificate of Incumbency.)


  • Submit a check or money order payable to the Florida Department of State.
  • All checks must be issued in U.S. currency drawn from a U.S. bank.
  • We do not accept cash or credit cards.

Acceptable Types of Documents

What if my document isn’t listed?


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