Authentications (Apostille)

Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on documents issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of the University Registrar prepares a notarized statement confirming the authenticity of academic diplomas and official transcripts.
Once a document is notarized, it may then be sent to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia for authentication if this level of authentication is needed. For more information on authentications, visit the Secretary of Commonwealth’s website or call the Secretary of the Commonwealth at 1-866-767-8683.

How to Request A Notarized Statement 

1.    Complete the NOTARIZED DOCUMENT REQUEST form.
2.    Mail or drop off the document(s) to be notarized to the following address:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of the University Registrar - Notary
Harris Hall, Room 1004
1015 Floyd Ave.
Box 842520
Richmond, VA 23284-2520
Please allow 3 to 5 business days for processing.