West Virginia Secretary of State
Business Authentications Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone (304) 558-6000
Price: $10 per apostille payable to the “West Virginia Secretary of State”
Processing time: Same-day counter service or 14 days for mailed orders.
Documents typically apostilled in West Virginia are: birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, articles of incorporation, business bylaws, powers of attorney, diplomas and transcripts.
What document can be Apostilled?
Only documents attested to by a proper West Virginia officer, County Clerk, State Registrar of Vital Statistics or notary public can be certified by the West Virginia Secretary of State in Charleston.
Documents must be original or certified copies. Please note that photocopies cannot be apostilled. Certified copies can be obtained from an West Virginia officer at the county clerk level or court house.
Special note for documents issued by the US Dept of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Even though FBI background checks signed by the Biometric Services Section chief are technically issued in West Virginia, the apostille will have to be processed by the an authentication officer from the United States Department of State in Washington DC.
West Virginia Marriage certificate for apostille
Sholud you need to apostile a West Virginia Marriage cetritifate please make sure it is signed by the current Clerk of the County Corurt.