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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), transcripts course descriptions and/or current enrollment 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 Bundle Service can be requested here.

Online Services Offered

Online Apostille services for the University of Illinois at Chicago are available through the university’s vendor, Parchment.

Services Offered:

  • Diploma(s) & Transcript Bundle
  • Degree Letter
  • Course Descriptions
  • Current Term Enrollment – When the above options does not apply and you have current enrollment only

To order an apostille click on the link below:

All services consist of:

  • 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 7-21 business days.


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