USA


Designated Competent Authority(ies):

I. Authentication Officer, Acting Authentication Officer and Assistant Authentication Officer, United States Department of State.

Address: Authentication Officer, Acting Authentication Officer and Assistant Authentication Officer, United States Department of State:

518 23rd Street N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20520
United States of America
Telephone: +1 (202) 647-5002
Fax: +1 (202) 663-3636
Contact persons:
Denitra T. Hawkins, Authentication Officer
Fernesia T. Crawford, Assistant Authentication Officer
Patrick O. Hatchett, Assistant Authentication Officer
Sonya N. Johnson, Assistant Authentication Officer
Joan C. Hampton, Assistant Authentication Officer
Annie R. Maddux, Assistant Authentication Officer

E-mail: [email protected]

General website: http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/

II. All clerks and deputy clerks for the following:

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
United States Court of International Trade
United States Courts of Appeals for the following circuits:
District of Columbia Circuit
First Circuit
Second Circuit
Third Circuit
Fourth Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Sixth Circuit
Seventh Circuit
Eighth Circuit
Ninth Circuit
Tenth Circuit
Eleventh Circuit

United States District Courts for the following districts:

Middle District of Alabama
Northern District of Alabama
Southern District of Alabama
District of Alaska
District of Arizona
Eastern District of Arkansas
Western District of Arkansas
Central District of California
Eastern District of California
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
District of Colorado
District of Connecticut
District of Delaware
District of Columbia
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Georgia
Northern District of Georgia
Southern District of Georgia
District of Hawaii
District of Idaho
Central District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Northern District of Iowa
Southern District of Iowa
District of Kansas
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
Eastern District of Louisiana
Middle District of Louisiana
Western District of Louisiana
District of Maine
District of Maryland
District of Massachusetts
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
District of Minnesota
Northern District of Mississippi
Southern District of Mississippi
Eastern District of Missouri
Western District of Missouri
District of Montana
District of Nebraska
District of Nevada
District of New Hampshire
District of New Jersey
District of New Mexico
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Western District of New York
Eastern District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
District of North Dakota
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Northern District of Oklahoma
Western District of Oklahoma
District of Oregon
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Western District of Pennsylvania
District of Puerto Rico
District of Rhode Island
District of South Carolina
District of South Dakota
Eastern District of Tennessee
Middle District of Tennessee
Western District of Tennessee
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
District of Utah
District of Vermont
Eastern District of Virginia (E)
Western District of Virginia (W)
Eastern District of Washington
Western District of Washington
Northern District of West Virginia
Southern District of West Virginia
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
District of Wyoming

District Courts for the following territories:

District Court for the District of the Canal Zone
District Court of Guam
District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands
District Court of the Virgin Islands


III. Officers of the individual States and other subdivisions as indicated:

States:

Alabama: Secretary of State
www.sos.state.al.us/AdminServices/Authentications.aspx

Alaska: Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General and Clerk of the Appellate Courts

Arizona: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.azsos.gov/business_services/notary/Apostille.htm

Arkansas: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State
www.sosweb.state.ar.us/corp_ucc_authentication_docs.html

California: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/authentication.htm

Colorado: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/apostille.htm

Connecticut:* Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director, Commercial Recording Division
www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=395696

Delaware: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State
corp.delaware.gov/apost_info.shtml

Florida: Secretary of State
notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html

Georgia: Secretary of State; Notary Public Division Director
www.gsccca.org/Projects/apost.asp

Hawaii: Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii
hawaii.gov/ltgov/office/apostilles

Idaho: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk
www.idsos.state.id.us/notary/apostill.htm

Illinois: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/divisions.html#notary

Indiana: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.in.gov/sos/business/apostille

Iowa: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Kansas: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
www.kssos.org/business/notary_public/certifications.html

Kentucky: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.ky.gov/adminservices/apostilles.htm

Louisiana: Secretary of State
www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/134/Default.aspx

Maine: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
maine.gov/sos/cec/notary/apostilles.html

Maryland: Secretary of State
www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/certifications.htm

Massachusetts: Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Public Records beginning in 1981 through January 13, 1995)
Deputy Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (beginning January 16, 1995 through November 16, 1995)
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (from November 17, 1995)
www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm

Michigan: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1638_8734—,00.html

Minnesota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=984

Mississippi: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State

Missouri: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp

Montana: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Government Affairs Bureau Chief
sos.mt.gov/Notary/Certifications/index.asp

Nebraska: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ne.us/business/notary/not_auth.html

Nevada: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
sos.state.nv.us/business/apostille/index.asp

New Hampshire: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.nh.gov/certific.htm

New Jersey: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/apostilles.htm

New Mexico: Secretary of State
www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-Apostille.html

New York: Secretary of State; Executive Deputy Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State; any Special Deputy Secretary of State

North Carolina: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/

North Dakota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/certifications.html

Ohio: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/authentication.aspx

Oklahoma: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ok.us/general/general_home.htm

Oregon: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; and Assistant to the Secretary of State
www.sos.state.or.us/corporation/notary/howtoauth.htm

Pennsylvania: Secretary of the Commonwealth; any Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth; Commissioner of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
www.dos.state.pa.us/notaries/cwp/view.asp?a=1250&q=445147

Rhode Island: Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Second Deputy Secretary of State

www.sec.state.ri.us/corps/apostille/authen.html/document_view?set_language=en&cl=en

South Carolina: Secretary of State
www.scsos.com/Apostilles

South Dakota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Tennessee: Secretary of State
tennessee.gov/sos/bus_svc/apostillesFAQs.htm

Texas: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director
www.sos.state.tx.us/authinfo.shtml

Utah: Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Assistant
governor.utah.gov/authentications/

Vermont: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
vermont-archives.org/notary/guide/Notary5.htm

Virginia: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

Washington (State): Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing
www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/

West Virginia: Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication_copy(1).htm

Wisconsin: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm

Wyoming: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State