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What is an apostille?
An apostille is a certification that guarantees the authenticity of a U.S. document when it is used outside of the U.S.
Some countries require that a Berklee College of Music document have this certification; here is a list of countries that may require this.
Important information can be found on the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.
How much does an apostille cost?
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts charges $6 for each apostille/certification. Note that this fee is per document, not per page.
For a $40 fee, Berklee will provide a prepaid UPS shipping label, with tracking, on your behalf. Students may instead choose to purchase and upload their own UPS, DHL, or FedEx prepaid shipping label.
How long does it take to process an apostille order?
It may take up to six weeks. This process cannot be expedited, so please plan accordingly.
How do I request an apostille/certification?
- Complete and submit the apostille request form below.
- Complete and submit the apostille request payment form, which you will be automatically directed to upon submission of this form.
Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.