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Apostille in France

In France, there is no charge for the Apostille, which normally should be ready for pick up in 24 hours.

For Paris Residents, please go to the following office:

Service Apostille
Salle des pas perdus (Kiosque accueil)
6, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris.
(Métro: Chatelet / Saint-Michel / Cité)
Tel: 01 44 32 51 37
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.

For those outside of Paris, please go to the Procureur General or the nearest Appeals Court with questions on which documents require certification for recognition in the foreign country (La France, en application de l’article 6 de la convention, a désigné les autorités suivantes, prises ès qualités, auxquelles est attribuée compétence pour délivrer l'apostille prévue à l'article 3 : pour les départements situés en Europe et Départements d'Outre-Mer (Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique et Réunion): les Procureurs généraux près les cours d'appel)

The fee is $30.00, or the euro equivalent per initial signature/seal; each additional signature/seal provided at the same time in connection with the same transaction will cost $20 or the euro equivalent.

Notarials are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except on American and French holidays.

Please bring a passport or other photo ID (passport, carte d’identité, or driver’s license) as a means of verifying your identity.

Other means of authorities include, Departments in Europe and Overseas Departments (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion): The General Prosecutors at the Courts of Appeal (Les Procureurs generaux pres les cours d' appel

French Overseas Territories:

New Caledonia: Extended by France 11/25/64. Competent Authority: The General Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal of Noumea (le Procureur general pres la Cour d'appel de Noumea

Wallis and Futuna: The Judge of the Section of the Court of First Instance of Noumea at Mata Utu (le Juge de la Section du Tribunal de premiere instance de Noumea siegeant a Mata Utu)

French Polynesia: The Prosecutor of the Republic at the High Court of Appeal at Papeete (le Procureur de la Republique pres le Tribunal superieur d'appel de Papeete)

St. Pierre and Miquelon: The President of the High Court of Appeal of Saint-Pierre (le President du Tribunal Superieur d'appel de Saint-Pierre)