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Office of the Registrar
Registrar Certifications an...
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Foreign countries may require documents to be certified to be acceptable. An “Authentication” and “Apostille” certifies the signature and the position of the official who has executed, issued, or certified a copy of a document.
The sole function of an apostille or authentication is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document.
The educational documents usually requested for certification are the diploma, official transcript, and/or enrollment/graduation verification letter.
Certification should only be done if the organization receiving the document requires you to provide an apostille or authentication. Please check with the country in which you will work or study to find out whether it requires an Apostille or Authentication.
The Registrar’s Office can provide the following official University documents for the apostille process:
If you require any of these documents, please note details for your apostille on your signed-documents request.
Please note: Gallaudet staff cannot advise requestors on the international apostille process nor perform steps in the apostille process beyond production and notarization* (the affixing of campus signatures and the university seal on the above documents in the presence of a notary public). Subsequent steps require action with other agencies, as required.
The links below offer information on the process for obtaining an apostille or authentication. This is provided solely as a guide. Since different countries require different forms of certification, it is ultimately your responsibility to determine what action is required for any specific country.
The Registrar’s Office will certify your document copy as an official record or true copy of the original before a campus notary public. The notarized document will be available for you to pick up within 5-10 business days, or it may be mailed within the USA via registered Federal Express mail at your signed request and upon your payment.
Please be sure to include the following in your request:
Include payment of $25.00 to send your package by Federal Express to the office you list in your signed letter of request. DO NOT SEND ANY INFORMATION BY EMAIL. There are risks in sending personal information by email.
Payee CC/Debit Account Name___________________________
CC Account #
CCV Code ____________ CC Expiration Date _____ / _____
The cashier’s check must be secured from a nationally recognized bank readily accepted by USA banks and made payable to Gallaudet University.
You must include any payment required by an office for returning the documents. Gallaudet will not make sure you have all requirements for the process. Gallaudet will only work with copies to be notarized and original requests for official Gallaudet documents.
Send all documents and a signed request for your Gallaudet University documents to be notarized to:
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