Authentication of school diplomas in Connecticut
 

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JANUARY 17, 2020

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Here are the general requirements for apostilles and authentication for Connecticut diplomas prepared by Connecticut Secretary of State to help Connecticut university and high school students obtain apostilles / authentication of their student records for use in other countries.  
 
Copies of student diplomas may be either student-certified or school-certified. Only the student who has the original diploma in his/her possession, or the school that issued the diploma can certify that a copy of a diploma is a true copy of the diploma issued to the student. A Connecticut notary may not make a certified copy of a school diploma. 

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Certification of diplomas by a Connecticut school

24hourapostille iconIf a copy of a diploma is to be certified by a Connecticut school, the school must be located in Connecticut in order for the copy to be notarized and apostilled / authenticated in Connecticut. 

Procedure:

1. An official of the school must make a photocopy of the diploma, and then print or type the following certification statement on the photocopy

"I, (name of official), (title of official) certify that this is a true copy of the diploma assued to (name of student)"

2. The student must then personally appear before a Connecticut notary public, sign and date the certification statement, and swear (make oath) to the truth of the statement.

3. The notary must then notarize the student's signature (see image below)

 connecticut school certified diploma

 

Certification of diplomas by students

If a student is physically present in Connecticut and has his/her diploma issued from a school either in Connecticut or outside of Connecticut, the student may make a copy of the diploma, certify that it is a true copy in front of a Connecticut notary public, and then submit it for an apostille / authentication.  

Procedure:

1. The student must make a photocopy of the diploma, and then print or type the following certification statement on the photocopy

"I certify that this is a true copy of the original document (or diploma) in my possession"

2. The school official must then personally appear before a Connecticut notary public, sign and date the certification statement, and swear (make oath) to the truth of the statement.

3. The notary must then notarize the student's (see image below)

 connecticut student certified diploma

 

Notary requirements (important!)

importantPlease note, a notary may never simply "sign and seal" a diploma. A proper certification and notarial act must appear on all student record documents.


 

CT apostille: price, processing time, order form:

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Connecticut apostille: $175 (Fedex 2nd day is included, U.S. only)
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America is $90
Processing time: 5-7 bus. days + mail
 
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your document(s). Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue, Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

 


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We process documents for all countries.

Country of intended use:

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.

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Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.