Notarized Documents Registrar's Office

Notarized Documents

As of July 29th, 2013 Harvard Kennedy School is unable to notarize documents for the time being. Please refer to the official website of the Govenor of Massachusetts regarding further information.

Notarized copies of Harvard Kennedy School diplomas, certificates of degree verification or certificates of enrollment may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar upon written request. All requests must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar by private carrier (e.g. UPS, Fed Ex, DHL).

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

Preparation of notarized document(s) may take up to two (2) weeks to process. The Office of the Registrar will email when the document(s) are ready. Letters of request must include 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 including a telephone number 
  7. Contact email address

The original diploma must also be sent if a notarized copy is requested. Requesters should also provide a pre-paid private carrier envelope to return all original and notarized documents.

If the requester would like a third party to pick up the notarized document, s/he should also include with the request a signed release informing us of the person’s name. The person will need to present valid photo identification upon receipt of the documents.

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. Students and alumni must make separate arrangements to receive an apostille. The Kennedy School Office of the Registrar will not forward notarized documents to the Office of the Secretary.

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