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Contact Information for Secretary of State Offices

Revised: 2016-07-20

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Houston Consulate: AL AR FL GA LA MS OK TX

Alabama
Secretary of State
Document Authentication
11 S Union Street, Ste 224
Montgomery, AL 36130
Tel: 334-242-5325
http://www.sos.state.al.us/AdminServices/Authentications.aspx
Fee: $5
Need county certification
Birth certificate with signature of current state registrar only

Arkansas
Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Division or Elections Division
State Capitol, Little Rock AR 72201
Tel: 501-682-1010
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov
Fee: $10
Documents need to send to different divisions

Florida
Department of State
Division of Corporations/Apostille Certification
P.O. Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Tel: 850-245-6945
http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html
Fee: $10
Birth certificate, marriage license must be issued by State Registrar (Dept of Vital Statistics)

Georgia
Office of Secretary of State
Elections Division - Authentication
2 Martin Luther King Jr.Drive SE
Suite 802 West Tower
Atlanta GA 30334
Tel: 404-656-2871
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/great_seal
Fee: $10
Need county certification
Birth certificate, marriage license must be issued by State Registrar (Dept of Vital Statistics)

Louisiana
Office of Secretary of State
Commissions Division
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Tel:225-922-0330
http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/134/Default.aspx
Fee: $20

Mississippi
Secretary of State
Attention: Notary/Apostille/Authentication
700 North Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601-359-1615
http://www.sos.ms.gov
Fee: $5

Oklahoma
Office of Secretary of State
P.O. Box 53390
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Tel:405-521-3912
http://www.sos.state.ok.us
Fee: $20

Texas
Different address applies to different application
Please call or visit web site for detailed information
Tel: 512-463-5705/5650/5578
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/authinfo.shtml
Fee: $15
Birth certificate, marriage license issued in last 5 years are fine.

Chinese Embassy in Washington DC: DC, DE, ID, KY, MD, MT, NC, ND, NE, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, WY

Authentications Office, US Department of State
http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/
Fee: $10

District of Columbia
http://os.dc.gov/service/document-authentication
Fee: $15

Delaware
http://sos.delaware.gov/default.shtml
Fee: $

Idaho
http://www.sos.idaho.gov/notary/npindex.htm
Fee: $10

Kentucky
http://sos.ky.gov/adminservices/apostilles.htm
Fee: $5

Maryland
http://www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/Certifications.aspx
Fee: $5

Montana
http://sos.mt.gov/Notary/Apostilles/index.asp
Fee: $10

Nebraska
http://www.sos.state.ne.us/business/notary/not_auth.html
Fee: $10

North Carolina
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/
Fee: $10

North Dakota
http://www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/certifications.html
Fee: $

South Carolina
http://www.sos.sc.gov/Notaries_and_Apostilles
Fee: $2 Require English translation

South Dakota
https://sdsos.gov/default.aspx
Fee: $5

Tennessee
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bus_svc/apostilles.htm
Fee: $2
Need county certification

Utah
http://www.authentications.utah.gov/
Fee: $15

Virginia
http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/Authentications/authentications.cfm
Fee: $10

West Virginia
http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/authentications/pages/default.aspx
Fee: $10

Wyoming
http://soswy.state.wy.us/Services/Authentication.aspx
Fee: $3


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