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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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Capital:  Population: (2013 Estimate) 9,861,952
Rank in Population:  10th
Area:  48,718 square miles
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Largest County (Area):  Robeson (948.9 square miles)
Entered the Union:  November 21, 1789 (12th state)
Nickname:  The Old North State/ The Tarheel State

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