Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
Room 210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029
(717) 787-5280
Apostille/Certification Request Form
The fee is $15.00 per certificate issued. Make all checks or money orders payable to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Name of Requestor:
Name of Firm:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Country for which documents are being prepared:
Number of documents to be certified: x $15 =
Payment made by: Check/money order number
Cash (accepted for walk-in service only)
Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the documents.
If you wish the documents to be returned by a courier service, you must enclose a pre-paid air
bill with your order. The Department does not accept FedEx or DHL for return shipment of
Authentication requests are processed as quickly as possible. However, processing time may vary
dependent upon the volume of work and the resources available. Please submit documents as soon
as possible to allow sufficient time for completion. Requests are processed in the date order they are
The Secretary of the Commonwealth may only authenticate documents signed by and containing
the official seal of the following Pennsylvania public officials:
* State Elected or Appointed Officials
* County Elected Officials
* Judges and Magisterial District Judges
* Pennsylvania Notaries Public
Documents MUST be submitted with original signatures and official seals (no photocopies).