Bring your document to me for notarization and then send it on to the Kansas Secretary of State for apostille processing; or if you'd prefer, I can process it for you.
Some countries, including the United States, are parties to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. By joining the Convention, countries agree to accept a specific, universal type of certification on public documents. This type of certification is called an “Apostille.” With an Apostille the document is recognized by other countries for its intended use and does not require any additional certifications by the U.S. Department of State or legalization by the embassy or consulate. For a list of countries that accept the Apostille, please visit the official Web site of Hague Convention.
Requests for authentications or Apostilles should be made to the notary clerk at the Secretary of State's office or by mail. The fee is $7.50 per authentication or Apostille – each notarization requires a separate certification. If the document is submitted by mail, include a cover letter indicating what country the documents are being certified for and how many authentications or Apostilles are needed, the appropriate fee, and a self-addressed envelope so that we may return the documents to the appropriate place. We will return documents through an expedited mail company as long as the fees are prepaid
Documents presented for certification must have an original, completed notarization block by a Kansas notary public.
Any errors on the notarization could disqualify the document for certification and therefore delay the documents.