What is an Apostille?
An apostille is the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the Hague Convention.
UIC graduates who plan to work or further their education abroad may need to authenticate their degree(s) and transcripts with an apostille.
It is imperative that you verify the specific documents and authentication required by the receiving country. More information regarding authentication of American academic credentials for use abroad is available at the U.S. Department of State website. For those countries that do not recognize the Hague Convention or that do not accept the apostille, the U.S. Department of State has an Office of Authentications which can provide a federal authentication.
An apostille can be requested here. The fee for an apostille is $130 and includes:
- A duplicate diploma(s) and official transcript which are verified as authentic and notarized.
- Submission of these documents to the Illinois Secretary of State for the final step of the apostille process.
- Confirmation email to the student once the package has been sent to the Secretary of State.
- Mailing of the complete package to the designated recipient via UPS.
- Requests submitted will be processed and mailed to the Secretary of State within in 14-21 business days.
Ordering an Apostille
To order* an apostille, please click on the button below.
Note*: An authorization letter will be emailed to you after you have submitted your order, once notarized you may upload your document through the Diploma/Apostille Notarized Authorization uploader.