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Apostille

Certifying NYU Documents for Use Overseas (Apostille)

  • Foreign countries may require documents such as the diploma, official transcript, and/or enrollment/graduation verification letter to be certified in order to be accepted in the foreign jurisdiction.
  • An "Apostille" and "Authentication" certifies the signature and the position of the official who has executed, issued or certified a copy of a document.
  • Please check with the the country in which you will be working or studying to find out if they will require an Apostille or Authentication. Certification should only be done if the organization receiving the document requires you to provide an Apostille or Authentication.

Note: StudentLink, on behalf of the Registrar, can notarize the documents for you, but are not authorized to complete any other steps of the Apostille process on your behalf. Please follow the steps below.

To Obtain the Apostille

  • On a Transcript or Verification
    • Complete the Transcript Request form or the Verification Request form. Email the signed form as an attachment from your NYU email address to certifications@nyu.edu, subject line "Apostille Request." 
    • In the email, note at which StudentLink location you would like to pick up your notarized document - at 383 Lafayette (Manahattan) or 5 MetroTech Center (Brooklyn)
  • On a Diploma
    • Email a request to notarize your diploma from your NYU email address to certifications@nyu.edu, subject line "Apostille Request." Attach a scanned copy of your diploma to the email.
    • In the email, note at which StudentLink location you would like to pick up your notarized document - at 383 Lafayette (Manahattan) or 5 MetroTech Center (Brooklyn)
  1. StudentLink, on behalf of the Office of the Registrar, will certify the document requested as an official record or true copy of the original before a notary public. The notarized document will be available for you at your selected StudentLink location to pick up within 5 business days. You will receive an email when it is ready.
  2. You must then present the notarized document to the County Clerk's Office. The County Clerk will certify the signature of the notary public. The County Clerk Office has a per document fee. Their address is: New York County Clerk, Notary Section, 60 Centre Street, Room 141B Basement, New York, NY Map
  3. You must then present the document to the New York Department of State to affix the Apostille. The Department of State has a per document fee. Their address is: New York Secretary of State, Certification Unit, 123 William Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038 Map If the foreign country is a signatory to the Hague Convention or will accept the Apostille, the document is now certified for use.
  4. If the foreign country requires the document to be authenticated beyond the Apostille, you must then present the document to the United States Department of State, Authentications Office. The Authentications Office will issue a certificate under the Seal of the U.S. Department of State authenticating the document. The Department of State has a per document fee. Their address is: US Department of State, Authentications Office, 518 23rd Street NW., SA-1, Washington, DC 20520 Map

Apostille

The United States is part of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an "apostille." The apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.

Authentication

Countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention may require that the documents undergo an additional step for obtaining an "authentication." The authentication validates the document for use in the foreign country.