The US Department of State describes this process as being used by one country to denote to another country that a document being sent is now "authenticated" or "legalized" so that it can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. The apostille is actually a sealed certificate that confirms the authority of a public official, notary public, etc., and their right to act in particular capacity in connection with a document that he or she has signed. In the US, this charge is given to the individual states, and in Michigan, the Secretary of State is the custodian of the Great Seal which is applied to such documents, and has the ability to verify the legitimacy of individual notary publics within Michigan.
Transcript and/or diploma needing the Apostille.
- Student must provide a check or money order payable to "Office of the Great Seal" drawn from a U.S. bank for the sum of $1.00 for each document (undergraduate and graduate transcripts are treated as separate documents if both are submitted) to the Registrar's Office
- Student to supply either a copy or the original diploma depending on need
- Student to provide CMU Registrar's Office with Country of destination
- CMU will mail official documents to the Office of the Great Seal
- The Office of the Great Seal will return documents back to CMU Registrar's Office once completed
- CMU will mail the official documents to the address provided by student
For more information, please contact
Registrar's Office Warriner 212 Phone: (989) 774-3261 choose option #2 Email: email@example.com