Contact Authentications

Office of Authentications

The Office of Authentications issues both apostilles (for documents used is participating Hague countries) and authentication certificates (for documents used in nonparticipating countries). 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
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1206
Sterling, VA 20166-1206

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