Secretary of State
Ensure Documents are Properly Signed by Appropriate Official
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
Submit Documents to Secretary of State
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, send your completed Authentication Request Form, documents, a self-addressed stamped return envelope and a check or money order made payable to "State of Michigan" to the Office of the Great Seal's mailing address.
You must indicate the country of destination and include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
Pay $1.00 Document Certification Fee
Pay $1.00 for each document you have requested be authenticated
Receive Authenticated Document
Your documents will be returned to you with an Apostille or Certificate of Authority, which is determined by the country of destination