An Apostille cerfication is typically required for documents that are sent to countries part of the 1961 Hague Convention. The Apostille certification is provided by The Ohio Secretary of State. The Office of the Registrar's role in this process is to provide the student with a notarized transcript and or diploma . It is the student's responsibility to then contact The Ohio Secretary of State for how to proceed with the Apostille certification request.

Step 1: Request an Official Transcript

Please visit the Transcripts webpage for information on how to order an official transcript. Please note the following:

  • You must request the official transcript to be a paper transcript.
  • You must also request the official paper transcript to be mailed directly to you.
  • In the comments section of your official paper transcript request, please write that the transcript needs to include notarization for Apostille purposes.
  • Your notarized official paper transcript will be delivered to you via mail.

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Step 2: Contact The Ohio Secretary of State

Once your notarized official paper transcript arrives, you may send the transcript to The Ohio Secretary of State for Apsotille processing. Please note there are a few steps and a fee that applies in order to submit your Apostille request. Visit the Ohio Secretary of State webpage for more information.

View The Ohio Secretary of State Apostille Information

Step 1: Request a Replacement Diploma

Please visit the Replacement Diplomas webpage for information on how to order a replacement diploma. Please note the following:

  • In your written request, please write that the diploma needs to include notarization for Apostille purposes.
  • The diploma must be mailed directly to you.
  • Your notarized replacement diploma will be delivered to you via mail.

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Step 2: Contact The Ohio Secretary of State

Once your notarized diploma arrives, you may send the diploma to The Ohio Secretary of State for Apostille processing. Please note there are a few steps and a fee that applies in order to submit your Apostille request. Visit the Ohio Secretary of State webpage for more information.

View The Ohio Secretary of State Apostille Information