Notary and Apostille

Governments and agencies may require that diplomas and transcripts be certified with an apostille. In order to obtain a New York State apostille, the following steps need to be completed by the student. Processing will take an estimated 12 weeks.

1. Email the following information and a scanned copy of the document(s) (eDiplomas and eTranscripts will not be accepted, only a PDF file that can be printed) to univreg@cornell.edu requesting your documents be processed for apostille: full name, date of birth, current mailing address (including country), phone number, email address, and the country requiring the apostille.

For an apostille on original document(s), mail them to the following address with the same information as above:

        Cornell University
        Office of the University Registrar
        B07 Day Hall
        Ithaca, NY 14853

The Office of the University Registrar will notarize the document(s) and return them to you via postal mail. 

2. Once you receive the notarized document(s), you will need to send via mail or take in person the notarized document(s) to be certified by the Tompkins County Clerk. The following is needed:

        a. A cover letter providing the same information as in Step 1
        b. The notarized document(s)
        c. A check for $3.00 (per document) made payable to Tompkins County Clerk
        d. A prepaid postage, self-addressed envelope

        The address is:
        Tompkins County Clerk's Office
        320 N. Tioga St. 
        Ithaca, NY 14850
        607-274-5431

3. Once you receive the certified document(s), send via postal mail the certified document(s), you will need to send via mail the certified document(s) to be certified by the New York Department of State. The following is needed:

        a. A completed form or a cover letter providing the same information as in Step 1 
        b. The certified document(s)
        c. A check for $10.00 (per document) made payable to New York Department of State 
        d. A prepaid postage, addressed envelope to your desired destination. The New York Department of State will mail your document with the apostille to the desired destination. 

        The address is:
        New York Department of State
        Division of Licensing Services
        Apostille and Authentication Unit
        PO Box 22001
        Albany, NY 12201-2001

All payments must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. institution or bank.