Do it yourself

In the State of Kentucky Apostilles are issued by the office of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State in Frankfort only for documents originating in Kentucky.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Notarized documents need to be notarized by an actively commissioned Notary Public, signed by the County Clerk and authenticated by the County or Deputy Clerk.
  • Vital records must be certified copies of certificates signed by the vital records office and Paul F. Royce, the current State Registrar from the Department of Health and Vital Statistics and authenticated by the County or Deputy Clerk.
  • Divorce documents need to be certified copies of divorce decrees issued by the court and signed by a Judge and Circuit or County Clerk.
  • Business documents submitted for apostille need to be certified copies of documents or certificates of good standing.
  • School records such as diplomas and transcripts need to be signed by a notary public registered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the notarization needs to be certified by the county clerk recorder.

Apostille Kentucky contacts:

Visit in person or mail documents to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Authentications and Apostilles
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 158
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3490


Price and processing time:
Price is $5 per apostille
Processing time is same-day counter service or 3 days for mailed orders.