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What Is An Apostille?”
An Apostille (pronounced “ah-po-steel”) is a certificate issued by the Secretary of State that proves the authenticity of a notary’s signature and seal. Typically, Apostilles are required for documents destined for use in a foreign country which abides by the Hague Convention. The document is the proof that the notary or public official who witnessed the signer’s signature is legitimate and is in good standing with the state government.
The Apostille or Certification does not validate the contents of the document. Apostilles and Certifications only certify to the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille itself is a full page embossed certificate. It is permanently attached to your notarized document. Removing the staples is forbidden.
The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an Apostille or a Certification.
The Kansas Secretary of State authenticates signatures only on documents issued in the State of Kansas signed by a notary public or the following public officials and their deputies:
- County Clerks or Recorders
- Court Administrators of the Superior Court
- Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
- Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county
- Judges or Executive Officers of the Superior Court
- State Officials