Apostille Policy

An Apostille is a specific form of authentication that is prepared pursuant to an international treaty known as "The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents". The convention eliminates the need for authentication above the level of the Secretary of State and is only accepted by countries that have signed the treaty.

Students that need to have their diploma and/or transcripts authenticated must begin the process with the Registrar's Office:

  • An official written request for an Apostille, signed by the student. Include student contact information.
  • A check for $45 made payable to Missouri Valley College for the diploma necessary for the certification. $50 if a transcript is also required.
  • Two Federal Express, Express Mail, or UPS mail envelopes. The first should be addressed to: Commissions, Secretary of State's Office, 600 West Main, Room 322, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
  • Pay the $10 per document fee via international money order or a personal check drawn from a U.S. bank made payable to Missouri Director of Revenue. Can also be paid by credit card, credit card number, expiration date and approval for the Secretary of State office to charge the account.

We will make every effort to complete our portion of the process within two weeks of receipt of request.

For more information concerning the Apostille, visit the Missouri Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp

Step-by-step Apostille guide and letter templates