State of Iowa Apostille.
Do you need an apostille for a document issued in Iowa? Depending on your particular situation, you may use our Iowa apostille services or follow the do-it-yourself guide.
Our apostille services:
State of Iowa do-it-yourself guide:
Visit in person or mail documents to:
Iowa Secretary of State
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Price: $5 per apostille (payable to the "Secretary of State").
Processing time: Same-day counter service or 2 days for mailed orders.
Download: Iowa Order form PDF
This is your best option if:
Guidelines for Iowa documents
The office of business services of the Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in Des Moines has the authority to issue apostilles in the State of Iowa. We will be happy to assist with obtaining an apostille from their office.
- Considerations of school records (transcripts and diplomas) issued by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Grinnell College and Drake University among others, please request from your University’s registrar office a certified and notarized official transcript and/or diploma. Also please request a letter from the Higher Learning Commission confirming that it is an accredited school.
- Considerations for other notarized documents: The Iowa Secretary of State will authenticate or apostille signatures of notaries public in good standing and with current active commissions. Please note that public notaries are not authorized to notarize copies of court documents and vital records.
- Considerations for vital records: Birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates must be issued by county clerk recorders and local registrars. Please take a look at the samples provided below.