Getting an Apostille for Marriage Certificate

How To Get an Apostille for Your Marriage Certificate?

Your marriage certificate is from MN.

That makes things easier because you’ll just send 2 to MN Secy of State along with all the other documents. 

In the “read me first” button in the beginning of these instructions, I asked you to order 4 certified copies of your marriage certificate. 2 of these 4 are for your dossier.  

Since they’re issued by the state, they do NOT need to be notarized.  So you’ll just send them to MN for the apostille.  

What To Do With Birth Certificates?

Good news! Your birth certificates DO NOT need to be apostilled.

They still need to be included in your dossier, just don’t need an apostille.  Please include 2 certified originals in each set of your dossier.  (Your dossier is in 2 sets).

What About Any Divorce Certificates?

For any divorces, the divorce certificates need to be presented with the adoption dossier.  Only photocopies of these divorce certificates/degrees are required.  No apostilles.  Just copies of each one.   

What About Decesead Spouses?

If your previous spouse is deceased, we would need a copy of a death certificate to be included in the dossier. This is just a copy. No notary. No apostille. 

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