Pennsylvania Hague apostille

covid 19 4960657 640Due to the public health concern regarding COVID-19, many state and federal agencies and consulates have suspended their walk-in service. Therefore, many apostille/ authentication requests are being processed via mail with delayed processing time. Please email us for the processing time. 
U.S. Department of State: the processing time for federal apostilles and authentication certificates (including FBI, 6166 U.S. Residency certifications, etc.) is currently 8-12 weeks. There is no expedited or walk-in service.  

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Apostille PennsylvaniaDo you need a Hague apostille for a document issued in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania apostille is a seal that will make your Pennsylvania document valid outside the United States.

We provide FAST and RELIABLE apostille services in the State of Pennsylvania for all kinds of documents, both personal and corporate. We can also obtain many kinds of documents from Pennsylvania state agencies, including certified copies of vital records, court judgments, corporate documents, etc. Please contact us.

Pennsylvania apostille guidelines:

Your documents must be signed by and contain the seal of the Pennsylvania official who is the custodian of the record or a Pennsylvania notary public. The following documents qualify for Pennsylvania apostilles:

apostille acceptable notarized by a Pennsylvania notary (IMPORTANT! birth, death, marriage and divorce records cannot be notarized!)
apostille acceptable county documents signed by the clerk in charge of the county office (documents ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE if they are signed by an assistant or deputy clerk)
apostille acceptable certified copies of Birth Certificates, issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health
apostille acceptable Death Certificates signed by the State Registrar (Death Certificates ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE if they are signed by a local registrar)
apostille acceptable certified copies of Marriage Certificates and Divorce Records issued by Pennsylvania County courthouses
apostille acceptable documents issued by Pennsylvania Department of State
How to apostille

Not sure if your document qualifies for a Pennsylvania apostille? Email a copy of your document for a free evaluation

Need to obtain a personal or a corporate document from the State of Pennsylvania? We can help! Please contact us.

PA apostille: price, processing time, order form:


PA 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

Pennsylvania Secretary of StatePennsylvania apostille tips:

tip 2If you need birth/death certificate, marriage or dissolution of marriage certificate, etc. authenticated, you should first get a certified copy of the record from the Pennsylvania Center for Health Statistics. A certified copy of a county record is not appropriate.

tip 2Diplomas, transcripts and criminal record checks must be notarized prior to requesting an apostille.

Marriage certificates must be issued and signed by the clerk of the orphans court or the register of wills. Please note that a marriage certificates signed by officiant or clergy person are not sufficient. Marriage certificates signed by an Assistant or Deputy Clerk do not qualify for apostilles.

tip 2Your document may be in a foreign language, not translation is required. However, the notarial statement (acknowledgment or jurat) must be in English.

tip 2School transcripts and diplomas should be certified by a school official and notarized by a Pennsylvania notary. If you are not able to get a certified and notarised copy, please check our 24-hour apostille service.

We obtain apostilles for documents originating from all 67 Pennsylvania counties: Adams | Allegheny | Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York

175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

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.


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.

Major credit cards accepted


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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.