Form DS-4194, Request for Authentications Service, is necessary for documents submitted by U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to the U.S. Department of State. It is the responsibility of the Authentications Office to sign and issue certificates for these documents under the Seal of the U.S. Department of State. A DS-4194 Form needs to be completed for yourself or your company, along with a DS-4194 cover letter. This document was last updated in February 2012 by the U.S. Department of State.
Each separate request will require a new cover letter and failure to do so will result in rejection of your case and having your documents returned to you. All documents will be mailed back to a single location so accuracy is key.
A fillable DS-4194 PDF is available for download below.