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Apostille

Students needing to have school records certified for international use in countries which signed the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents require an apostille.  Please refer to the Hague Convention’s website (http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=states.listing) for a list of countries that will accept the apostille certificate in place of any further legalization.

Please follow these steps to obtain an apostille:

16 Francis Street
Jeffrey Building
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: (410) 974-5521

Please visit http://www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/SchoolDocuments.pdf for specific instructions and fees.

The Office of the Secretary of State is open Monday through Friday 8:30am - 12pm ET and  12:30pm - 4pm ET.  Please call their office or visit their website (http://www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/FAQ.aspx#apos) to verify their business hours.