Contact Authentications

Office of Authentications

The Office of Authentications issues both apostilles and authentication certificates. We provide signed certificates of authenticity for a variety of documents to individuals, institutions, and government agencies to be used abroad.

Physical Address:
Office of Authentications
600 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of State
Office of Authentications
CA/PPT/S/TO/AUT
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1206
Sterling, VA 20166-1206

Hours: 
Walk-Ins
Suspended due to COVID-19

Appointment Services
Suspended due to COVID-19

Phone: 202-485-8000
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed Federal Holidays