Certifications, Apostilles, and the Authentication of Documents

To Whom do I Direct Questions?

Questions concerning apostilles or certifications may be directed to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation by:

  Calling (717) 787-5280 
  By email: ra-certifications@pa.gov 
  or by writing: 

    Department of State
    Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation
    210 North Office Building
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029

The department can only answer questions concerning the apostille/certification process that pertain to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

If you would like information concerning apostilles, certifications or documentation in any other state or jurisdiction, please contact the appropriate agency for your needs, i.e. foreign consulates, adoption agencies, schools.

You may contact the U.S. Department of State concerning the legalization of documents at http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_701.html.

Modified Date: 06/11/2012 09:31 AM