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:
There are no Dartmouth fees but the State of New Hampshire requires a check for $10/page 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.
Please send the following to the Dartmouth College Office of the Registrar:
*For transcripts – You will need to know if your transcript is more than one page. Transcripts may also include citations. The Registrar's Office will be able to assist you with obtaining the page count.
**Not needed if you are getting an Apostille on just your transcript.
Last Updated: 7/25/12