Apostille, Certification, or Authentication
If you are traveling overseas or sending documents for use in a foreign country, you may be required to have the documents certified by the Kansas Department of State. Depending on the country requesting the certificate, that certification may be called an “Apostille.” An Apostille is an additional form of authentication given to a notarized document to certify that the document is a true, i.e., exact, copy of the original.
The K-State Office of the Registrar provides notarization of K-State issued official transcripts, diplomas, course descriptions, and syllabi needed by students for this process. Before requesting notarization, please check with the agency requesting your documents to determine what level of verification is required. The Office of the Registrar will NOTverify photocopies of transcripts or diplomas.
To have these documents certified for authentication or apostille, please read the following information and return the Apostille Processing Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.
The Office of the Registrar is able to certify original documents or copies to be sent to the Kansas Secretary of State Office. Please review the document requirements to verify what is needed prior to submission for certification; the Office of the Registrar is not responsible for documents submitted that do not fulfill the international requirements.
Duplicate Diplomas and transcripts may be ordered if an original document is required for certification. To certify one or more copies of a document already in the student’s possession, copies should be provided to the Office of the Registrar with the submission of the Apostille Request Form.
Depending upon the complexity of the requested documentation, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks (excluding weekends and holidays) for us to complete your request.
The Office of the Registrar offers various levels of service depending on the processing option selected. A description of each process option and associated pricing is listed below.
Description of service
Certification of document
Certification that all documents submitted are authentic. Returned to the student via USPS or may be picked up in the office
Express Shipment to Secretary of State
Express shipment fee to have documents sent to the Kansas Secretary of State for Processing (domestic shipping rate applies)
Express Shipment of Completed Documents back to the requestor
Express shipment fee to have documents sent from the Secretary of State back to the requestor (shipping is allowed to anywhere in the world)
For further information regarding the Kansas Secretary of State certifications, authentications, and apostilles visit: https://sos.ks.gov/business/apostilles-and-authentications.html Questions for the Secretary of State Office may be directed to 785-296-4564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org