Do it yourself

In the State of Michigan, for documents issued by notaries public, county and deputy clerks, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County City registrar and the current state registrar, apostilles are provided by the office of the great Seal with the Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in Lansing.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • In the case of vital records including birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates your documents need to be certified copies, issued in the last 36 months, signed by Glenn Copeland, the current State Registrar and Lawrence Kesternbaum, County Clerk register.
  • Notarized documents need the signature, date and stamp of a Michigan notary that acknowledges the signature and identity of the person on the document.
  • As for academic diplomas, transcripts and school records, you need notarized copies issued by the university or school registrar in order to submit for apostille.

Apostille Michigan contacts:

Mail documents to:
Michigan Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

Walk-in Service:

Richard H. Austin Building 1st Floor 430 W. Allegan Street, Lansing

Cadillac Place Building 3046 West Grand Boulevard, Suite L650, Detroit

Centerpoint Mall 6-B 3665 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids

17176 Farmington Road, Livonia


Price and processing time:

Price is $1 per apostille with payment to the “Secretary of State”
Processing time is the same-day counter service or 14 days for mailed orders.