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In the State of Kansas apostilles are issued by Kris W. Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka and the notary clerk.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • In order to be acceptable for apostille, notarized documents must include hand signature, date, stamp, complete notarization acknowledgement block and they need to be correctly notarized, since any mistake in the notarial act makes it inacceptable for apostille.
  • For court judgments, divorce decrees and other court documents you need to present certified copies prepared by a State Court to obtain apostille.
  • Birth, marriage, death certificates and other vital records need to have the signature of the Kansas State Registrar from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Health.
  • For a proof of single status, also named “no previously marriage letter” you need to request a marriage license specifying the number of years for which to search. Persons that have been previously married and divorced need to prepare copies of these documents at the time of the search.

Apostille Kansas contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Kansas Secretary of State
Attn. Notary Clerk/Certifications
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Phone: (785)296-2239

Price and processing time:

Price is $7.50 per apostille.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 3 days for mailed orders.