Alumni seeking international employment or volunteer service may be required by an employer or agency to produce a diploma or transcript with apostille documentation. Apostilles are used by foreign governments to assess the authenticity of a document (e.g. diploma, transcript) as well as the signatures, stamp or seal affixed to it.
Requests for apostille service are made by completing the steps below:
1. REQUEST: Please complete the Graduate Apostille Service Request Form (PDF) and indicate your need for either a replacement diploma or official paper transcript. Messiah University will provide notary of the official document prior to sending it to the Pennsylvania Department of State for apostille.
Type your responses into the fields or use the mouse to select options, then print and sign the form. Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® is required when viewing, completing, and printing PDF files. You can download a free version of this software by clicking here.
IMPORTANT: To comply with federal regulations governing the privacy of educational records, Messiah University requires the penned signature of the student to release academic records. Electronic/digital signatures will not be accepted.
2. COMPLETE the Request for Legalization of Documents from the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
3. PAYMENT: To pay by credit card, please click the Credit Card Payment link on the request form or click on the link provided below.
Secure Online Payment
OR: Mailed request/checks may be sent to the following address:
Office of the Registrar, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
One University Avenue, Suite 3040
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
4. UPLOAD: Scan your signed/completed Graduate Apostille Service Request form and Request for Legalization of Documents form and upload the documents using Messiah's Secure File Upload Service. Click here to upload these forms.
You will receive a notification once your files have been uploaded successfully, as well as email confirmation to the address you provided. Your request will be processed once the Registrar's Office has received your signed/completed forms and payment.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Please note: Messiah's notaries cannot interpret foreign law, nor can the University or its notaries be responsible for any returned or denied notarized documents.