Connecticut Apostille

The Constitution State

Issuing Authority

Secretary of State

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  1. Bullet Hartford


  1. Bullet$40 per apostille,
    regular service

  2. Bullet$15 per apostille,
    regular service,
    for adoption documents

  3. Bullet$50 additional expedited mail order service fee
    (24-hour response)

Payments can be maid by:

  1. -check

  2. -money order

  3. -credit card (VISA/MasterCard)

Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Secretary of the State

Turnaround time

  1. Bullet2-3 business days
    for mail orders

  2. Bulletnext business day
    for expedited mail orders

  3. Bulletover the counter
    for walk-in requests


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Acceptable document certifier is a public official, such as:

  1. BulletConnecticut Notaries Public

  2. BulletTown Clerks and their duly appointed assistants and deputies

  3. BulletLocal Registrars of Vital Statistics and their duly appointed assistants
    and deputies

  4. BulletConnecticut Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Public Health
    and Addiction Services

  5. BulletConnecticut Registrar and Assistant Registrar of Vital Records

  6. BulletClerks, Deputy Clerks, and Assistant Clerks of the Superior Court

  7. BulletJudges of the Superior Court

  8. BulletJudges of the Probate Court (not clerks)

  9. BulletJustices of the Peace

  10. BulletCommissioners of Deeds for the State of Connecticut

All information on this page is derived from official sources.

Last update: 9/16/2008

Notaries Public cannot certify copies of documents.

For documents, such as diplomas and school transcripts, the following procedure can be recommended: The person in possession of the document can make a photocopy and prepare a written statement that may be attached to or written on the photocopy, stating that the copy is a true and correct copy of the original. The individual will then verify the statement under oath before a notary public and the notary will indicate by a jurat that he or she has administered an oath to the testator.

Copies of Public Records can be certified by a public record keeper such as the Secretary of the State or Town Clerk.

Vital Records such as certificates of birth, death, and marriage can only be certified by Town Clerks, Registrars of Vital Statistics, or the Commissioner of Public Health.

Documents submitted for authentication by apostille must be original documents recently signed by a public official of the state of Connecticut.

Documents signed by officials of other states cannot be authenticated in the State of Connecticut.

Photocopied, stamped, or other facsimile signatures cannot be authenticated. Documents to be authenticated must contain an original signature of a Connecticut public official whose term of office is on record with the Secretary of the State.

If the document you have has a photocopied, stamped, or facsimile signature, you must have it resigned (countersigned) by the public official with his/her original signature.

The only exception to this rule is for certified copies with a raised seal issued by the proper authority of a Connecticut town or the Connecticut Department of Public Health.