Do it yourself

In the State of Oregon apostilles are issued by the office of Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State in Salem.

Documents submitted for apostille need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Documents need to be notarized by a notary public and include acknowledgment or jurat, notary signature and stamp and the date of notarization.
  • In order to obtain apostille for birth, death, marriage certificate and other vital records you need to submit certified records with the signature of the State Registrar for Vital Records or the Oregon Health Statistics center in Portland. Copies issued by the county are not acceptable for apostille.
  • Certified copies submitted for apostille need to be issued within last 10 years.
  • To apostille school records you need a notarized copy issued by your school or university.
  • Certified copies of divorce documents need to bear the signature of a circuit clerk or judge.

Among other documents that can be apostilled in Oregon are: certificates of merger, articles of incorporation, birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, business bylaws, powers of attorney.

New copies:

You can obtain copies of vital records from the Oregon Center for Health Statistics. 971-673-1190, in person at:  800 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 205, Portland, OR 97232 Or Visit:

Apostille Oregon contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Oregon Secretary of State
Corporation Division
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-2317

Price and processing time:

Price is $10 per apostille with payment made to the “Oregon Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 3 days for mailed orders.