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Obtaining an Apostille

An Apostille is a document issued by a government, such as the State of New Jersey, attesting to the legal status of notaries and certain other public officials who have notarized another document, such as a diploma or transcript. They are often used in transactions involving international document exchange, for the benefit of a foreign government, or to secure employment in a foreign country. An Apostille is provided if the transaction involves a country that subscribes to the Hague Treaty.


Obtaining an Apostille is a two step process, which begins by having your official Rutgers Diploma or Transcript notarized by an assigned representative at the Rutgers, Office of the Registrar.

The Rutgers University - Newark, Office of the Registrar will notarize official Rutgers Diplomas or Transcripts by appointment only. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 973.353.5220 or via email to to schedule an appointment.


Once the Registrar's representative has completed the notarization of your official Rutgers Diploma or Transcript you may proceed to the second and final step of Obtaining an Apostille which is conducted by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue.


Procedures for Obtaining an Apostille

A student needing an apostille for a notarized (by the Registrar's Office) Rutgers diploma or transcript, may either hand deliver or mail the notarized document along with the required payment to:

Sending FedEx/UPS or Personal Delivery:     Mail via 1st Class USPS:
The Office of Commercial RecordingNJ Division of Revenue                           
Division of Revenue, Business ServicesNotary Unit
33 West State Street, 5th FloorPO Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08608-1214Trenton, NJ 08646

Please click on the links below for pertinent information regarding processing time and payment options: or


Questions and Comments
Contact Daniel R Villanueva
at the Office of the Registrar, Rutgers University - Newark