Do it yourself

For documents originating in the State of Indiana, the authority providing services of apostille is the office of the Indiana Secretary of State in Indianapolis – Connie Lawson.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • You can request apostille for articles of incorporation, powers of attorney and other private and business documents and also for vital records such as certificates of birth, marriage, divorce or death, as long as the documents are signed by a government official or a notary public.
  • In the case of apostilles requested for vital records, records issued at county level are not acceptable. Only certified copies issued by the State Department of Health. If you need to apostille documents such as divorce decrees or marriage licenses, you need a certified copy of the document from the Circuit Court clerk from the county where the original documents have been issued.
  • For academic documents such as diplomas, transcripts or other records issued by Purdue University, Indiana University or University of Notre Dame, documents need to be correctly notarized in order to be acceptable for apostille.

For new certified copies of documents from the vital records category, please contact the Indiana State Vital Records at

Apostille Indiana contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Indiana Secretary of State
Business Services Division
Apostille and Authentications Department
302 W. Washington Street, Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  (317)232-2677

Price and processing time:

For the State of Indiana apostille services are free.
Processing time is next day pick-up counter service or 5 days for mailed orders.