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Authenticate Louisiana Business Documents

What is an Apostille?

An "apostille" is a form of authentication issued for documents that will be used in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. A list of countries that accept apostilles is provided by the U.S. State Department. If the country where the documents will be used does not participate in the Hague Convention, those documents can be "authenticated" or "certified."

The Commercial Division provides apostille and authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals for documents and instruments recorded with the Secretary of State’s Commercial Division relating to partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, trade names, etc. that will be used overseas.

Requests for an apostille of documents on file in the Secretary of State's Commercial Division may be obtained by written request, mailed to P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or faxed to 225.932.5313.  The fee for authenticating Louisiana business documents is $20.  For more information on authenticating Louisiana business documents, contact our office at 225.925.4704 or send us a message.