Below are some of the requirements from ARKANSAS Secretary of State to Apostille documents or issue a Certificate of Authentication:
- Documents must be properly notarized by an Arkansas Notary Public or must bear the seal and signature of an Arkansas elected official (County officials, State officials, district officials, Notaries and Registrars of the Arkansas Department of Health; Bureau of Vital Statistics).
- Documents should be originals, certified copies or true copy of original, authenticated by the notary.
Vital Records: Must be original certificate or a certified copy from the Arkansas Department of Health’s Vital Records office. A notary public may not certify a photocopy of a document that is a vital record or a public record.
All other documents (such as a power of attorney, affidavit, authorization letter etc…) must first be notarized by an Arkansas notary public, or must bear the seal and signature of an Arkansas elected official.
Foreign Language Documents: All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.