Authentication of a Public Document through Apostille

Beginning May 15, 2019, the Consulate cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents: (1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, University or School Official.

To use these types of public documents in the Philippines, these will only require an apostille certificate issued by competent authorities such as the following:

  • For Consular Reports of Birth, Death and Marriage of US Citizens  –

Authentication Officer
United States Department of State
518 23rd Street NW
United States of America
Phone: +1 (202) 485-8000
Fax: +1 (202) 663-3636

  • For Court Documents:

Clerks and deputy clerks of the following courts:
Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeals for the First through the Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Appeals, the United States Court of International Trade.

  • For Public Documents issued in Arizona: (For details on requirements and procedures, visit Arizona’s Apostille webpage here)

Filing By Mail
Arizona Secretary of State
Attn: Apostille Dept.
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808
Phone: 602-542-6187 or 1-800-458-5842

In-Person Filing – Phoenix Office
State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street
Suite 220

In-Person Filing – Tucson Office
Arizona State Complex Building
400 West Congress
First Floor, Suite 141

  • For Public Documents issued in California: (For details on requirements and procedures,visit California’s Apostille webpage here)

California Secretary of State-Los Angeles Office
300 South Spring Street , Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 897-3062


  • For Public Documents issued in Nevada: (For details on requirements and procedures,visit Nevada’s Apostille webpage here)

Nevada Secretary of State Las Vegas Office
2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 400,
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(775) 684-5708

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (click on the links)