In Washington, DC, the US Department of State issues both apostilles and certificates for countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention and for countries who are not. Below is an example of an apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Here is typically what’s included in a U.S. Department of State Apostille:
- Country … [country name] This public document
- has been signed by … [name]
- acting in the capacity of … [function]
- bears the seal/stamp of … [authority] certified
- at … [location]
- the … [date]
- by … [name]
- No … [apostille registration number]
- Seal/stamp … [of the authority giving the apostille]
- Signature … [signature of authority giving the apostille]
The US Department of State also issues certifications for documents being sent to countries who are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention. Here is an example of a certificate issued by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.