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USE ONLINE SERVICES Most of the services with the Secretary of State are available to complete online. We are open by appointment only, but we do have a limited number because of the small lobby space. Open appointments maybe 30 days out. If you can complete your services online or by mail, we encourage you to do so. To complete your services online, click on the Online Service menu above. If you cannot complete your services online, you can make an appointment below.
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Authentications

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What We Do

The NC Authentication Office issues apostilles, authentications and certificates for a variety of NC documents, including: birth certificates, marriage certificates, statements of marital status, articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, certificates of merger, powers of attorney, patent applications, trademarks, diplomas, school transcripts, deeds, and assignments of interest.

Contact Authentications

Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

NC Secretary of State
Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

NC Secretary of State
Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903
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