Do it yourself
In the State of Minnesota, apostilles are issued by the Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie in Saint Paul.
Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:
- Documents must be issued in Minnesota.
- Notarized documents must include an acknowledgment statement that is both dated and signed with a valid up to date commission.
- Vital records need to be original, certified copies signed by the country/state officials or by Steve Elkins, State Registrar.
- Documents that are photocopies and not originals, or are not correctly signed are not accepted for apostille.
- Academic documents need to be issued by the administration or registrar’s office and need to be notarized with an acknowledgement.
- You can receive new copies of the marriage certificate if necessary from the county where you got married.
Apostille Minnesota contacts:
Visit in person or mail documents to:
Minnesota Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 296-2803
Price and processing time:
Price is $5 per apostille with payment to the ” Secretary of State”.
Processing time is the same-day counter service or 2-4 days for mailed orders.