An Apostille is a certification issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that verifies the authenticity of a public document being presented to a foreign country that is a signatory to the Hague Convention of 1961. Students who wish to study or work outside of the United States may be required to have their educational credentials validated through the Apostille process.

Upon request, the University Registrar's Office will authenticate, notarize, and make available the Apostille process to any student who may need to have her/his diploma and/or official transcript certified. The Apostille process is provided on the 1st and 15th of each month. To request an Apostille, please complete and return an Apostille Process Request form to the University Registrar's Office. If requesting an Apostille seal for a diploma, the Duplicate Diploma Request form must be submitted along with the Apostille request.

The cost for Apostille service is $25.00 for up to two documents and $6.00 for each additional document, plus the cost of the transcript ($5.00 per copy) and or replacement diploma ($10.00 per copy). Credit or debit card is the preferred payment method and payments can be processed through the on-line payment form. The University Registrar's Office will also accept payment in the form of cash, check, or money order. If paying by cash, check, or money order, your request form and payment can be mailed to the address below:

Suffolk University
Office of the Registrar
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

All payments are due in advance; requests will not be processed until payment is received.

For more information on the Apostille process in Massachusetts, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's webpage.