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Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541


Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Apostilles

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a special seal applied by an authority to certify that a document is a true copy of an original.

An Apostille can be used whenever a copy of an official document from another country is needed. The Registrar's office can process your transcript or diploma and obtain the Apostille seal from the state of New Hampshire.

For more information about Apostilles in general see: http://www.apostilleinfo.com/sample.htm

Documents going to countries NOT listed will usually require a regular certificate, also available through our office.

 

Do I need an Apostille on my diploma or transcript?

The first question to you and your employer is whether you actually need an Apostille or perhaps just a certificate of your diploma, also something we can obtain from the state of New Hampshire. Each country is different and many are accepting an Apostille on the transcript since that is the true document that states you've been graduated, although the perception is that it is the diploma. If in fact you need to have an Apostille on the diploma, the original must be presented and a copy will be notarized. If you need a transcript, please submit a transcript request form with your material indicating that this will be used for an Apostille.

For more information about certificates, see:

http://www.sos.nh.gov/certific.htm

 

Fees

There are no Dartmouth fees but the State of New Hampshire requires a check for $10/document made out to the "Secretary of State of New Hampshire."   They will affix the Apostille and then send it back to you in a self-addressed stamped envelope that you provide.

If you are submitting your original diploma to the Registrar's Office, we will also need a self-addressed prepaid method to return the original diploma to you.

 

Checklist

Please send the following to the Dartmouth College Office of the Registrar:

  • A letter indicating what country the document is going to, we request that you include a phone number should we have any questions
  • Diploma and copy**
  • Transcript (if needed)*
  • A check in the correct amount ($10/document)
  • A self-addressed postage-paid envelope for the State of New Hampshire to return the document to you
  • A self-addressed prepaid method to return the original diploma**

*Order your transcript via the online request system. Instructions can be found at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/transcript/. Request a transcript for pick-up, and enter 'For Apostille Purposes' in the recipient line.

**Not needed if you are getting an Apostille on just your transcript.

Last Updated: 10/15/13