Do it yourself

In the State of Tennessee apostilles are issued by the office of Tre Hatgett, Tennessee Secretary of State.

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

  • Documents must be issued or certified by the State Registrar (Department of Health) County Clerks.
  • Notarized documents must be stamped, signed and dated by the notary, accompanied by a notarial act (otherwise known as jurat) and certified by the County Clerk where the notary is registered.
  • Certified copies of vital records must be issued by the office of vital records that have a raised seal and bear the signature by Teresa S Hendricks State Registrar.
  • In order to obtain apostille for school records issued by universities or schools in Tennessee you need notarized copies from the school registrar.

New copies:
You can obtain copies of vital records from the Tennessee Department of Health (1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 5th Avenue, North Nashville, TN  37243,

Apostille Tennessee contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Tennessee Department of State
Division of Business Services
Apostilles & Authentications
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-0536


Price and processing time:
Price is $2 per apostille with payment made to the “Tennessee Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 3 days for mailed orders.