Traveling overseas can be exciting! It can also be time-consuming with all the work that has to be done. Whether you are attending a school or university in France or taking a new job in Costa Rica, you may have to Apostille your High School Diploma.
An apostille is a process that is accepted by countries that are members of the Hague Convention of 1961 of how to authenticate documents. Non-member countries follow the legalization process.
How to Apostille High School Diploma
The first step is to have the original diploma. If you do not have the original, you may request a certified copy from the school’s registrar.
Once you have the original or certified copy of the high school diploma, you must have it notarized before you can obtain an apostille.
High school diplomas are a state document and not a federal one; therefore, you will work with the issuing state for the authentication process.
The next step is to submit the diploma to the issuing state’s Secretary of State to receive the official apostille. You can mail the original or certified copy if you do not live near the government office; make sure to include the correct payments, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for all documents to be returned.
If your destination country is not a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, your next step will be to submit the diploma as well as the apostille to the Embassy or Consulate to receive the proper legalization.
Requesting an apostille or legalization on your own can take several weeks. Or you can work with One Source Process and we can usually have your high school diploma authenticated within a week.
Working with One Source Process
At One Source Process, we can quickly and easily apostille your high school diploma, and any other documents that need to be authenticated.
If your destination country requires it, we also offer professional translation services.
Simply fill out our Order Form and mail us your documents. We will take it from here and obtain the apostille.
Working with us is a much easier process than working with the government entities on your own.
Please Contact Us to answer any questions you may have, we are here 7 days a week and look forward to working with you.