Notarized (Apostille) Transcript or Diploma

What is an “Apostille”?

According to The Hague Convention an “Apostille” is a document such as a diploma or transcript legalized or authenticated for foreign use. This is a process in which various seals from the notary’s county clerk and the New York State Department of State are placed on the document. This legalization process is an Apostille certificate (Apostille means certification in French).

The notary in the Registrar’s Office is licensed in Albany County. The fee for our service is $10 per document (transcript or diploma). Once your transaction has been completed by the Registrar's Office, you should forward your documents to the Albany County Clerk and then to the New York State Department of State. The Office of the Registrar at the University at Albany will not forward these documents to the appropriate offices.

Requesting a Notarized Document

To request your official transcript, complete the transcript order form and choose the “Notarize Transcript” option on the form. You can request your transcript here or by going to our Forms page and selecting "Transcript Request Form".

To order a notarized diploma go to our Forms page and select "Apostille Diploma". You may also follow this link directly to the online store. You will need to supply the Registrar’s Office a copy (not the original) of your diploma.

Certifying the Notary Public
All documents certified by the Registrar’s Office will be returned to the student. Once your order with the University at Albany is complete, notarized documents should be sent to:

Albany County Clerk
Albany County Court House, Room 128
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207-1077


The fee is $3.00 per place on the document where the seal is affixed (number of transcript pages will vary per student). The County Clerk does not accept checks without name, address, and phone number printed on the check. This includes starter checks.

Certifying the County Clerk

Once the County Clerk has attached its seal, the document must be sent to:


New York Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
Apostille and Authentication Unit
99 Washington Avenue 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231-0001


The fee is $10.00 per place on the document where the seal is affixed.