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Turn Around Times

Mailed-In Documents

Mailed-In Documents
The turn-around time is 10 business days after the Authentications Unit receives the document

Please review the Tile for Getting Documents To and From Us and Courier Policies before mailing in documents.

Hand-Delivered Documents

You will need to make an appointment to hand-deliver documents to the NC Secretary of State’s Office for processing. Due to the high demand for appointments, you may have a two to three week wait for an appointment opening. You may also mail-in the document for a quicker turn-around time.

Hand-Delivered Documents – By Appointment Only
COMPLETE request with less than 31 documents COMPLETE request with more than 31 documents
Time of Document Drop-Off Appointment On or before 10 a.m. After 10 a.m. On or before 10 a.m. After 10 a.m.
Pick Up Day Same Day Next business day Next business day Next business day
Pick Up Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm 4:00 - 5:00 pm 4:00 - 5:00 pm Call 919-814-5400 for Status

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