Below are some of the requirements from MAINE Secretary of State to Apostille documents or provide a Certificate of authority:
Vital Records: (birth, marriage, divorce or death records) must be certified copies issued by municipal, court and state officials.
Court Documents: Must be certified copies issued by the court.
Educational documents: Academic records like diplomas and transcripts issued by universities or accredited schools must be notarized copies of the school records issued by the school registrar.
All other documents: such as a power of attorney, affidavit, authorization letter etc… requires a notarial statement be included on or attached to the document. A notarial statement is the wording, usually at the end of a document, which identifies the steps a notary public has performed in witnessing a signature. The two most common notarial statements are the Jurat and the Acknowledgement.
Foreign Language Documents: Documents in foreign language can be Apostilled as long as the Notarial wording is in English.