"An apostille is a certificate issued by our office for all documents going to countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. Since not all countries are members of the Hague Convention, it is important that you list the country to which your documents are going. With the certification of the apostille, the document is entitled to recognition in the country of intended use, and no additional authentication or legalization is required. For a list of countries that accept the Apostille, please visit the official Web site of Hague Convention." (Ohio Secretary of State website)
Apostilles are processed twice monthly, 15th and 30th, so you should plan accordingly. Be aware that if a legal holiday or weekend falls on these days, it will be processed the following business day.
You might find yourself in need of an apostille if you plan to study, teach or work abroad. It appears that even though the Kenyon transcript is considered official in every way, some countries require this extra step. Since the diploma is in Latin, an official English translation will be included.
To have a transcript and/or diploma apostilled, we need a written request from you that includes:
We add language to each document that a notary confirms is a testament to its validity. A "Certificate of Character" of the notary is also obtained from the Knox County Clerk of Courts and must accompany each document. Your documents are sent with a money order (set fee) and prepaid envelope to the Ohio Secretary of State Office. This government office sends the actual apostilled documents to the address provided by you.
The Kenyon College Registrar's Office charges the following fees:
Payment should be in the form of a Mastercard or Visa number. Please include your name as it appears on the card, the expiration date and the 3-digit cvv number from the back of the card and your billing zip code.
If you have additional questions, contact Jessica Landon at 740-427-5122. The Ohio Secretary of State apostille information may be found online at http://www.sos.state.oh.us/recordsIndexes/authentication.aspx.