An Apostille is an internationally recognized process to authenticate legal documents that was adopted by the Hague Convention in 1961. Some countries may request that a legal document, such as a transcript or diploma, have an Apostille Seal. University of North Florida is not authorized to grant an Apostille Seal. This authentication may be obtained only through the Florida Secretary of State Office. UNF can, however, assist by providing notarized copies of transcripts and/or diplomas for students seeking an Apostille Seal.
Students or alumni requiring an Apostille Seal for their UNF transcripts or diplomas must first request the desired document(s) from One Stop Student Services. Once notarized, the document(s) will be available for pick up at One Stop or be mailed to the home address provided on the student's request form. Information on the next step in the process can be found at the Florida Secretary of State Office website: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html.
Processing time for obtaining notarized copies of the UNF transcript and/or diploma is two to three business days. Outstanding holds on a student's account may prevent the release of academic records.
To submit a request for a notarized transcript and/or diploma, please submit the Apostille Request form to One Stop Student Services via fax: 904-620-2414, in person: Hicks Hall (Bldg. 53), Suite 1700, or by mail: UNF, Attention Enrollment Services Processing, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
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