An Apostille is an internationally recognized process to authenticate legal documents that was adopted by the Hague Convention in 1961. Some countries may request that a legal document, such as a transcript or diploma, have an Apostille Seal. Florida Atlantic University is not authorized to grant an Apostille Seal. This authentication may be obtained only through the Florida Secretary of State Office.
Students or alumni requiring an Apostille Seal for their FAU transcripts or diplomas must first request the desired document from the Registrar’s Office and with that request ask for the document to be notarized by FAU. There is a processing fee for each document requested. Once notarized, the document will be sent to the requestor. Information on the next step in the process can be found at the Florida Secretary of State Office website http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html.