Instructions for Submitting Documents for Authentication

Read all of the information on this website, including How to prepare a document for authentication, before submitting any documents to the OIC Administration Office.

Note that all authentication requests must be sent by mail or by courier to the OIC Administration Office. Same-day or in-person/while-you-wait services are not available.

  1. Prepare a cover letter: print and fill out a cover letter using this document authentication request template. You must provide your full contact information, (name, email and phone number), a mailing address, and any special return mail service instructions (see Return mail service).

    If your authenticated document needs to be sent directly to a foreign embassy or consulate, you must provide the name, address and mailing instructions for the embassy or consulate. Note: you are responsible for ensuring that the embassy or consulate will accept the document by mail.
     
  2. Prepare your document(s) for authentication: follow all of the instructions on How to prepare a document for authentication to ensure that your document is submitted to the OIC Administration Office by the required method.
     
  3. Provide payment of the required fee: see Fees for information on the amount and accepted payment types.
     
  4. Send the cover letter, document and payment to the OIC Administration Office mail or courier your package to the OIC Administration Office mailing address (see Contact us).