As part of the Indiana University response to the global pandemic, staff who process apostille requests for Indiana University are working remotely with limited access to campus. The office where apostilles are applied at the Indiana Secretary of State is similarly limiting on-site service. Please allow ample time for processing of your apostille. Requests may take four to eight weeks or longer depending upon whether a photocopy will suffice for the apostille or a duplicate diploma must be created. Be sure to explore with the entity requesting the apostille from you if a diploma photocopy, transcript, or certified electronic diploma would be accepted.
Important COVID-19 Information
What’s an apostille (and how do you get one)?
An apostille certifies that a document is a true copy of the original. Official documents that will be used outside of the United States often require an apostille.See a list of countries that accept apostilles
How to get an apostille
To request an apostille on your IU Bloomington transcript or diploma:
- Complete and sign an apostille request form.
- Include a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope (U.S. Postal Service or FedEx).
- Follow the instructions for submitting the form.
Note that it will take two to five business days after receipt of your diploma or diploma photocopy to process your request, so plan ahead. Processing a document with an apostille takes extra time, because it must be sent to the Indiana Secretary of State before it can be delivered. In addition, if you need to order a duplicate diploma for your apostille, expect it to take an additional month.