Apostilles are used by foreign governments to assess the authenticity of an official signature on a document; the capacity in which the person signing the document acted; and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. When the Department of State authenticates a document with an apostille, the department verifies that the person who signed the document is a Pennsylvania official and the Secretary of the Commonwealth has given "full faith and credit" to the official's seal and signature. Apostilles are not issued for documents that will be used within the United States. Office of the University Registrar no longer send documents to the State for Apostille.

To place an order for a notarized diploma, please follow these steps:

  1. To request a notarized diploma, the diploma should be ordered through Parchment and the recipient address should be entered as: Temple University, 1801 North Broad Street, 200 Conwell Hall,  Philadelphia, PA 19122
  2. Under special instructions include "notarize document" 
  3. Once your order has been submitted, contact us with the document order number. Include your current mailing address, as the  notarized documents will be sent back to you after notarization has been completed.  
  4. Allow up to six weeks for the documents to be received after placing the order.