Notarized Documents Registrar's Office

Notarized Documents

Notarized official Harvard Kennedy School transcripts must be ordered online through the National Student Clearinghouse website. In the special instructions field of the order, you must indicate that the transcript needs to be notarized.

Notarized copies of Harvard Kennedy School degree verification letters or certificates of enrollment may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar upon written request. These requests should be sent via email to hks_registrar@harvard.edu from the alum's/student's Harvard email account for identification verification purposes. Please provide a mailing address or indicate if you plan on coming to pick it up in-person once it is ready.

Important note for requesting notarized diplomas: Harvard Kennedy School does not keep copies of original diplomas. If you need a notarized copy of your diploma, you will need to make an appointment via email to bring in your original diploma to the Registrar's Office in-person. If you are unable to come in in-person, you must send us your original diploma via a private carrier (e.g. UPS, FedEx, DHL) along with a pre-paid private carrier envelope to return the original diploma and the notarized copy.

Diplomas should be sent to:

Harvard Kennedy School
Office of the Registrar
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Include a letter with the following information: 

  1. Full Name 
  2. Diploma Name (name recorded on the original diploma) 
  3. Degree Awarded 
  4. Date the degree was granted 
  5. Original Signature 
  6. Shipping address
  7. Telephone number 
  8. Contact email address

Mailed diplomas and notarized copies will only be returned to you and the HKS Registrar's Office will not mail diplomas or notarized copies to a third party. Please note that you must also make separate arrangements with the Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth of Massatchussetts to send them the notarized copy of the document in order to obtain an apostille. Additional information about receiving an apostille from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be obtained from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Office of the Secretary, Public Records Division.

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