Minnesota Secretary Of State - How to Get an Apostille
Skip to main content
Important Changes to Office Operations: COVID-19 Information

How to Get an Apostille

Due to COVID restrictions, we are facing a 7 to 10 days delay on apostille service. Apostilles are issued in the order they are received.


How to get a Apostille
Mail the original notarized document signed by a Minnesota Notary or the original certified copy from a Minnesota county to our office.

Where to get the following documents:

  • Birth or Death Records: Minnesota Department of Health
  • Passports: To obtain a passport you can go to any major post office, the county office of your residence, or visit the State Department website. 
  • Marriage Certificates: the county office where the marriage license was issued.

The office charges a $5.00 fee for each authentication certificate.
Make the check payable to: Minnesota Secretary of State.


Mailing Instructions
When submitting a request for authentication by mail, please provide a letter or use the    

 Authentication Request Form.

The original notarized and/or certified document(s) must be accompanied with the applicable fee.  Documents are returned back to the address listed on the check unless you provide specific instructions to be mailed to a different address or provide a returned envelope. You may enclose a prepaid FedEx, USPS Priority Mail or UPS label if you wish to use a mail tracking service, please provide a pre-paid air bill. If you do not use a prepaid service, our office will mail your document(s) by U.S Postal Service regular mail at no charge. Make the check or money order payable to Minnesota Secretary of State.

In Person

Public service counters at the office are currently closed. Please call or email for any services.

While the public counter is closed, items can be dropped off at First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201 St. Paul, MN 55101


Mail to:

Minnesota Secretary of State - Certification
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201
Saint Paul, MN 55101

 (OPEN Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., excluding holidays)


If you have any questions, please call us at 651-296-2803 or 1-877-551-6767 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

MN Relay Service: 711