Do it yourself

In the State of Connecticut, apostilles to original certified and notarized documents are issued by the Office of Secretary of State, Denise W. Merri, in Hartford. Ideally, documents submitted should be issued in Connecticut no more than seven years ago.

Documents must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Apostilles for academic records issued in Connecticut can be made by: a) requesting a copy of the diploma or transcript from the university or b) by making a copy and notarizing the records you currently have as true and correct copies.
  • Documents are accepted for apostille if signed by: state registrar, town, deputy, assistant Clerks, judges from the Superior and probate courts, or notaries public. Certified copies of public records can be obtained from your Town Clerk.
  • Photocopies of documents can’t be certified. The solution is a notarized letter stating the correctness of the copy with an attached notary jurat certificate that makes your document acceptable for apostille.
  • School diplomas, transcripts or school records need to be notarized by the school registrar before requesting an apostille.

Apostille Connecticut contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Connecticut Secretary of State
Commercial Recording Division
30 Trinity Street (physical address).
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:  (860)509-6002


Price and processing time:

Price is $5 per apostille with payment to the “Secretary of the State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 14 days for mailed orders.