Below are some of the requirements from the KANSAS State to Apostille documents or issue a Certificate of Authentication:
Vital Records: must be original State certified copy from the office of Vital Statistics . 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: For court judgments, divorce decrees and other court documents you need to present certified copies prepared by a State Court to obtain Apostille.
Educational documents: You can request Notarized original school records from the School’s registrar. 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 a KANSAS Commissioned notary public. KANSAS’s notaries do not have the authority to directly certify documents or photocopies of documents. The workaround to this limitation here in KANSAS 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 Documents: Documents in foreign language can be Apostilled as long as the Notarial wording is in English.