Authenticate Your Document

To request authentications service, you must complete Form DS-4194.

Processing Times: We will process your request in 4 weeks from the date we receive it. We are offering mail-in service but we are not currently offering in-person appointment service.

Fees: Authentications fees are $20 per document for all services, including rejections and requests that are not ready to be processed by our office because they require additional certification. Fees are payable to the U.S. Department of State, and by check or money order. We cannot accept temporary, starter, or bank fill-in checks. All check numbers must be over 100, and dated within the last six months.

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

Not available at this time 

Appointment Services
Not available at this time

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed federal holidays)

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Last Updated: April 12, 2024