Do it yourself

In the State of Texas apostilles are issued by the office of the Texas Secretary of State, Nadita Berry, in Austin Authentications Unit.

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

  • Birth and death certificates and other vital records can be apostilled by submitting certified copies issued by Debra F. Owens or Geraldine R., State Registrar of Vital Statistics Harris. Certificates issued by a local registrar must be no more than 3 years old.
  • Certified copies of marriage certificates should be issued by the Clerk of the court where the marriage took place. In order to apostille divorce decrees,documents must be issued by a district judge.
  • Documents must be notarized by a Texas Notary Public with a current valid commission.
  • Trademarks, articles of incorporation and other business documents need to be issued by the secretary of state.
    In order to apostille school records you need notarized copies of your documents issued by your school registrar.

Apostille Texas contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Texas Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
James Earl Rudder Office Building
1019 Brazos, B-13 (Room 105)
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-5705


Price and processing time:
Price is $15 per apostille with payment made to the “Texas Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 10 days for mailed orders.