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    Ensure Documents are Properly Signed by Appropriate Official
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    Submit documents to Secretary of State
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    Pay $1.00 Document Certification Fee
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    Receive Authenticated Document
    Verify that your documents have been signed by an official whose signature the Secretary of State has authority to authenticate

    Verify that all vital records are certified copies

    If your documents were notarized, verify that the notary included all of the required information

    Present documents in person to the Office of the Great Seal, the Secretary of State Marquette County Plus office, or any of the Secretary of State Super!Centers

    Or, mail documents to the Office of the Great Seal along with a check or money order made payable to "State of Michigan"

    Indicate the country of destination and be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope

    Pay $1.00 for each document you have requested be authenticated Your documents will be returned to you with an Apostille or Certificate of Authority, which is determined by the country of destination
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