The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division will be open and doing business as usual, even if there is a state government shutdown. Annual report filings provided by the Department of Revenue’s Business Licensing Service (BLS) will not be available as of June 27th. Reminder: the Secretary of State does not have the authority to answer tax and BLS questions on the Department of Revenue’s behalf.
e-Register / Apostille and Certificate Authenticity Search
What is an Apostille?
An "apostille" is an authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of October 5,1961.
If the country of intended use does not participate in the Hague Convention, documents being sent to that country may obtain a Certificate of Authentication.
NEED YOUR APOSTILLE IN A HURRY?
The fastest method is to bring your documents to Olympia for in-person service at an additional $50 fee. Expedited mail service is also available for an additional $50, and will be processed within 2 business days of receiving your order. Non expedited (regular) requests are processed in the order they are received, typically within 5 to 7 business days of receiving your order. All completed mail orders are returned using regular U.S. postal mail unless a pre-paid shipping label is included with the request.
OBTAIN A WASHINGTON STATE APOSTILLE OR CERTIFICATION