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In the State of North Dakota apostilles are issued by the office of Alvin Jaeger, North Dakota’s Secretary of State in Bismarck.

Documents submitted for apostille need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • For documents notarized by a North Dakota notary, the validity of the notary certificate commission will be verified by the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office.
  • Notarized documents should contain: a certificate of notarial acts or acknowledgement, either cloud be printed or hand written, the date, the county where the notary is registered and commission expiration date. They also need to have the signature of notary matching the signature on file.
  • In order to obtain apostille for birth, death or marriage certificates and other such official documents, you need certified copies issued by the State registrar of vital statistics or a county clerk recorder of a circuit court judge. Documents with the signature of DarinMeschke are also acceptable for apostille.
  • To apostille school records issued by an educational institution in Dakota, you need a copy issued by the school principal or university registrar that includes the student’s full name, academic year, name and address of the school and it needs to state that the student has fully completed the requirements of the school.

New copies of vital records can be obtained from the ND Department of health, phone (701) 328-2360 or by e-mail at New copies of court documents certified by government officer or notarized by a notary public can be obtained from the appropriate county.

Apostille North Dakota contacts:

Mail documents or visit in person:
North Dakota Secretary of State
Authentications Division
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone (701) 328-2901

Price and processing time:
Price is $10 per apostille with payment to the “Dakota Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 3 days for mailed orders.