Obtaining authentication can be a lengthy process due to notary requirements, shipping times and the multiple steps involved. Please plan accordingly.
An "Apostille" is an internationally recognized document certification, developed so official documents can be reliably shared and certified across international boundaries. In New York, the Apostille of the Hague process is managed by the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Services. In some cases, a Certificate of Authentication will be issued by the New York Secretary of State to authenticate public document for use in any country which is not a member of the Hague Convention. Students will work with the Registrar's Office, the County Clerk and the Department of State to receive authentication. Students who are attending foreign universities, or who are applying to study or work overseas, may need documents certified with the Seal of the Apostille of the Hague.
Registrar's Offices provides the following links to guidance for your information. Questions should be addressed to the proper authorities, and we suggest you communicate with the agencies you are working with to be assured you are completing any necessary steps.
Cortland County Clerk
46 Greenbush St. Suite 105
Cortland, NY 13045
New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records, and Uniform Commercial Code
99 Washington Avenue 6th floor
Albany, NY 12231