Below are some of the requirements from ALASKA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR to Apostille documents or provide a Certificate of authority.
Lieutenant Governor will only authenticate wet/original signatures.
Vital Records: must be original certified copy from the ALASKA Vital Records Office. Older certified copies may bear signatures that can’t be authenticated it is recommended to get freshly certified copy. A notary public may not certify a photocopy of a document that is a vital record or a public record.
Court Documents: The Lt. Governor will authenticate official certified copies of Court documents and documents that have been properly notarized by Court officials provided that they have their signatures on file.
Educational documents: If you work with the registrar of your school in advance, they may be able to incorporate a notarial certificate into their normal copy certification process and provide you with a notarized original. These notarized originals are always preferable since it is the real document custodian’s signature that is being notarized.
All other documents (such as a power of attorney, affidavit, authorization letter etc…) must first be notarized by an ALASKA Commissioned notary public. , or they must be official certified copies of Alaska Vital Records, Court or other official state documents bearing signatures that we have on file for this purpose. Alaska’s notaries do not have the authority to directly certify documents or photocopies of documents. The workaround to this limitation here in Alaska is a process we call “Copy Certification By Document Custodian” whereby literally anyone except a commissioned notary public can “certify” a copy/document using this process.
Foreign Language Document: Documents in foreign language can be Apostilled as long as the Notarial wording is in English.