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.
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, http://health.state.tn.us/vr/Certificate.htm.
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.