Examples of Authentication

An Authentication will come one of two ways: 

  • Apostille: A white paper with a gold seal in the bottom right hand corner containing information regarding your document and the Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson. The Apostille will be folded over and stapled in the top, left hand corner to your document.
  • Great Seal: A gold paper with a gold seal in the bottom right hand corner containing information regarding you document and the Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson. The Great Seal will be stapled to your document in the top middle.

Contact Information

Address
Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office
Authentication Division
1111 East Broad St, 1st Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-692-0114

Email: notary@governor.virginia.gov