Transcripts Requiring an Apostille
The apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the international treaty known as "The Hague Convention." (Apostille is the French word for "certification.")
Students sending transcripts abroad may need an apostille in order for their transcripts to be certified as legal in the participating countries.
How to apply for an apostille:
- Complete the STLCC transcript request form.
- Add a notation of "apostille required" in the space under "Transcript Options" on the form.
- Determine the shipping costs to that country by calling 314-539-5159 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping costs vary by country.
- Submit the transcript request form to the Registrar's office (300 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102), along with an Application for the Apostille.
- Include two payments:
- One payment of $5 for the transcript, plus shipping costs to the foreign country, payable to STLCC.
- A separate payment of $10, payable to the Missouri Director of Revenue, for the apostille.
The Missouri Director of Revenue accepts credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover), checks and money orders. To pay by credit card, the following information must be included in a letter addressed to the Missouri Secretary of State:
- Your name exactly as it appears on the credit card.
- Credit card number.
- Expiration date.
- Approval for the office to charge the account.
STLCC will handle the physical transaction with the Missouri Secretary of State, but the student must remember to authorize two separate payments as described above.