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Authentication Certificate Turn-Around Times Due to resource shortages, effective February 1, 2024 we are revising the drop/off and pick up times for documents presented for Authentication as follows:
If you do not have an appointment the turn-around time is 30-45 business days.
If you have an appointment, turn around is as follows:
Up to 20 documents – 24 hours
20-35 documents – 74 hours
36+ documents – up to 21 days
There is no change for Funeral Home requests for authentication.
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Contact

Mailing Address

North Carolina Secretary of State
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
919-814-5400

Physical Address

North Carolina Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Telephone

919-814-5400
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