Texas Secretary of State
James Earl Rudder Office Building
1019 Brazos, B-13 (Room 105)
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 463-5705
Price: $15 per apostille payable to the “Texas Secretary of State”
Processing time: Same-day counter service or 10 days for mailed orders.
To obtain an apostille from the office of the Texas Secretary of State Nadita Berry in Austin Authentications Unit please take a moment to review the following guidelines to make sure your documents are suitable for apostille:
Considerations for vital statistic documents: such as birth and death certificates must be certified copies issued by:State Registrar of Vital Statistics Debra f Owens or Geraldine R Harris
Note bout Local Registrar documents (make sure that a certificate obtained from a local registrar must be issued within the last 3 years)
Considerations for marriage certificates: should be issued by the Clerk of the court where the marriage took place.
Considerations for divorce decrees: documents must be issued by a district judge.
Considerations for notarized documents: must be notarized by a Texas Notary Public with a current valid commission.
Considerations for business documents: such as trademarks, certificates and articles of incorporation that have been issued by the secretary of state are acceptable for apostille.
Considerations for school records: issued by The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Rice University, University of Houston, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University and Baylor University among other institutions Please contact your university registrar office or principal if you need to apostille a high school document and request a notarized copy of your documents. Once documents are notarized they will be ready for apostille.
Documents typically apostilled in Texas are: birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, articles of incorporation, business bylaws, powers of attorney, diplomas and transcripts.