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Apostille Certificate From The Minnesota Secretary Of State

How To Order An Apostille Certificate From The Minnesota Secretary Of State

An original or certified copy is required. You can order a certified copy of your articles and request an Apostille at the same time by mail only. We recommend mailing the order. Normal processing takes up to 4 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $5. Expedited service is not available. Always provide the name of the country needing a Minnesota Apostille or Certificate of Authentication.

You can order an Apostille Certificate…

By Mail:
Cover letter must include the name of the country, payment, address the documents should be mailed to after processing, and a daytime phone number for possible questions. You must enclose an original or certified copy of the document, or a request for a certified copy of the document.

In Person:
Requested documents will be provided while you wait at no additional charge. Documents can usually be provided within 1 hour. Since they close at 4:00 pm, they recommend that you arrive prior to 3:00 pm. You must provide a certified copy or original document.

Do you need to order a certified copy at the same time or does the fee include a certified copy?

Minnesota certified copy can be ordered at the same time by mail or in person only. This fee does not include a certified copy.

How much does it cost to obtain an Minnesota State Apostille?

$5 per document for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, requests in person are provided while you wait and usually within 1 hour.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order. Make check or money order payable to: Minnesota Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get an Apostille Certificate from the Minnesota Secretary of State?

In Person Service: while you wait, usually within 1 hour.
Normal processing: 2-4 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Apostille Certificate come back after I order from the Minnesota Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Minnesota Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651)296-2803 or (877)551-6767 phone
(651)215-1009 fax
Email:  notary.sos@state.mn.us

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