Fee’s and Fee Calculation

There is a fee of $10 for the first document and $5 for each additional document signed by the same Virginia official, on the same day, going to the same country. Any other variation and the fee is $10 per document. We accept checks and money orders. Please make out checks to the “Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia”.

What documents does this office not process

Please note, this is not limited to the following:

  • Federal documents ( including FBI background checks) These can be authenticated by the Federal Office of Authentications, travel.state.gov.
  • Documents issued by a Federal Court
  • Vital records not issued by the state of Virginia (births, deaths, marriages, etc. in other states or abroad
    These can be authenticated by the Issuing state/country
  • Military notaries These can be authenticated by the federal Office of Authentications, travel.state.gov
  • Federal officials
  • Citizenship certificates
  • Consulate officials

Contact Information

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

Phone: 804-692-0114

Email: notary@governor.virginia.gov