State Department Authentication Cover Letter

When requesting Authentication Services via mail, please include the following:

  • A completed Request of Authentications Service DS-4194 form – Be sure to specify the document’s country of use in Section 4
  • Documents
  • Fees
  • A self-addressed prepaid envelope (FedEx not acceptable as of 02/01/2017)

Mail your complete packet to the following address:

Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure Cir, P.O. Box 1206
Sterling, VA  20166-1206

Prior to submitting your packet, be sure to:

  • Verify whether a U.S. Department of State authentication certificate or an apostille is needed.
  • Plan ahead. The average processing time for mail-in requests is approximately twelve business days from the date of receipt by the Office of Authentications.
  • Ensure that you have reviewed the certification requirements for each of your document(s).
  • Include a self-addressed prepaid envelope which will be used to return your documents.
  • Using tracked mail delivery will expedite handling of your request by mailroom and may prevent damage to documents caused by irradiation of USPS regular mail.
  • When using tracked mail delivery, you will receive an update on when your mail has reached our mail distribution center, but not our physical office location.


  • On the DS-4194 in Section 4, the Country of Use for each document must be specified before the document can be processed. 
  • Please do not include Federal Express Ground or Home for the return of your documents as the Federal Express Company will not accept them from our office.

Шифруя послание, Сьюзан просто заменила в нем каждую букву на предшествующую ей алфавите. Для расшифровки Беккеру нужно было всего лишь подставить вместо имеющихся букв те, что следовали непосредственно за ними: А превращалось в В, В - в С и так далее. Беккер быстро проделал это со всеми буквами.

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