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In the State of Washington apostilles are issued by the Washington State Corporations Division of the Washington Secretary of State in Olympia.

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

  • Documents presented to apostille birth and death certificates or other vital records need to be certified copies issued by the State Registrar or Health Officer. For marriage certificates, certified copies must be issued by County auditors and for divorce decrees, theymust be issued by the Superior Court Clerk.
  • In order to apostille school records issued by a high school or a university, you need notarized copies of your documents issued by the principal or the University registrar bearing the school seal.

The State of Washington offers a free apostille verification service:

Apostille Washington contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:

Washington Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Apostille and Certificate Program
801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 725-0377


Price and processing time:

Price: $15 per apostille normal service $50 expedited service.
Processing time: Same-day counter service or 5-7 days for mailed orders.