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Diploma/Transcript Apostille

What is a diploma or transcript apostille/authentication?

An apostille of university records, such as a diploma and/or academic transcripts, is a certification process that validates your academic record for use abroad. Students and alumni applying to work or study in foreign countries may be asked to provide certified (a.k.a. authenticated, legalized, or apostilled) copies of their academic records. For example, these may include diplomas, academic transcripts, or letters of enrollment or completion. Records are certified with a notarized letter of authenticity signed by a University official, such as the Registrar or Assistant Registrar.

In order to give the document legal status overseas, the notarization is certified by the California Secretary of State’s office. First, the CA SOS checks to ensure that the document was notarized properly by a California notary public and that the notary’s signature matches the one they have on file. Then, if everything is in order, the CA SOS adheres an apostille certificate and red stamp to the notarial certificate.

How do I get my academic records apostilled or authenticated?

You do not need to be physically present during this process.

In order to get an diploma/transcript apostille from your San Francisco Bay Area learning institution, please choose your school. Don’t see your school on this list? Call +1 (415) 655-9455.



Questions? Please email [email protected] or call +1 (415) 655-9455.

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