An Apostille is a form of authentication appropriate to countries which have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. They are often needed in adoptions, extraditions, applications for jobs or graduate programs abroad, and certain business transactions. The essence of these documents is an official statement that an office-holder held a particular office at a particular time. (A more comprehensive description of the Apostille is available at http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/apostille.aspx; the listing of countries who are signatories is at http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=states.listing.)

Required Items for Authentication of a Willamette University Transcript:

Required Items for Authentication of a copy of a Willamette University Diploma:

  • Copy of the Willamette University diploma (reduced to standard-size paper if necessary)
  • Oregon Secretary of State's Request for Authentication Form (including required fee),
  • Return postage if necessary (see Oregon Secretary of State's Request for Authentication Form)
All required items should be sent to:
Registrar's Office
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
More information about the Oregon appostille process is available on the Oregon Secretary of State's website at http://filinginoregon.com/pages/notary/authentication/index.html.
The U.S. Department of State also has an Office of Authentications which will provide a federal authentication for specific purposes, for countries which are not part of the Hague Convention, and rarely for a federal Apostille.