Do It Yourself- US Department of State Apostille

Customers can obtain Apostilles for FDA documents from The US Department of State by themselves. We offer a comprehensive guide that includes all information required to obtain the US Department of State Apostille by yourself. You can drop your documents at the US Department of State if you live nearby, or you can use the mailing option.

1. By Mail

2. By Drop off and Pick Up

1. By Mail

  1. Decide if you need an apostille or authentication, depending on the destination country.
  2. Keep in mind that the processing time is 16 business days, without the mailing time.
  3. The CFG must be an original document issued by the FDA and bear the official signature and the golden seal.
Prepare a package and include the following:
  • The completed request form DS-4194
  • Your documents that need authentication.
  • Payment, $8.00 per document. Checks and money orders are accepted. Make it payable to” US Department of State”.
  • One self-addressed, prepaid envelope for the return of your document.(doesn’t include FedEx).

Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/TO/AUT
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1206
Sterling, VA 20166-1206

2. By Drop off and Pick Up

  1. Keep in mind that the US Department of State accepts authentication requests by hand only from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).
  2. The pick-up time is also the same.
Prepare a package and include the following:
  • The completed request form DS-4194
  • The document that needs authentication.
  • Payment, $8.00 per document. Credit cards, checks and money orders are accepted.
    Make it payable to: “US Department of State”. Cash is also accepted, however, you must submit the exact amount, no change is provided.
  • Go to the US Department of State physical address at:

Office of Authentications
600 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006