Below are some of the requirements from CONNECTICUT Secretary of State to Apostille documents or Issue a Certificate of Authentication:
The Connecticut Secretary of State can usually authenticate documents signed by the following agencies: Connecticut Notaries Public, Town Clerks and their duly appointed assistants and deputies; local Registrars of Vital Statistics and their duly appointed assistants and deputies; Clerks, Deputy Clerks, and Assistant Clerks of the Superior Court; Judges of the Superior Court; Judges of the Probate Court; Connecticut Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Public Health; Connecticut Registrar and Assistant Registrar of Vital Records; and Justices of the Peace.
Vital Records: Vital Records such as certificates of birth, death, and marriage can only be certified by Town Clerks, Registrars of Vital Statistics, or the Commissioner of Public Health. It is important to remember that Notaries Public cannot certify copies of documents.
Educational documents: For other documents, such as diplomas and school transcripts, It is recommend to follow this procedure: The person in possession of the document can make a photocopy and prepare a written statement that may be attached to or written on the photocopy, stating that the copy is a true and correct copy of the original. The individual will then verify the statement under oath before a notary public and the notary will indicate by a jurat that he or she has administered an oath to the testator.
Foreign Language Documents: Although the document may be in another language, the notary’s statement must be in English.