Getting an Apostilles for Adoption Reasons

Birth and Marriage Certificates


How To Apostille Marriage Certifcate from Montana? 


Your marriage certificate is from Montana. 

For your adoption, you need 2 originals apostilled. 

You would have to contact the County which issued your marriage certificate and get 4 certified copies all together. 2 of these 4 are for your dossier. 

Since they’re issued by the state, they do NOT need to be notarized. 

You will send them to Montana Secretary of State for Apostille. 

Their address is: 


Notary & Certifications Division

1301 E. 6th Ave.,

Helena , MT 59601

Montana charges $10 per document.  Make out check or money order to Montana Secretary of State. 

Please use a pre-paid envelope with a tracking number for the return mail.  

You can call Montana at 406 444 2034.  Please verify that the address and the fees are the same.  Ask them if they have a preferred mail courier for the return mail.  Ask if anything is different due to Covid? 

Below, for your convenience is the Cover Letter that Montana uses to process apostilles. 


Your birth certificates DO NOT need to be apostilled.  Earlier, in the “read me first”, I asked that you order 4 certified copies of your birth certificates.  That is the total number you’ll need for the entire adoption process.  2 of them will be for the dossier.  However, they do not need to be apostilled.  So when you send us the dossier, just include 2 of the 4 copies.  


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.