Below are some of the requirements from Missouri Secretary of State to Apostille documents or provide a Certificate of authority.
Vital Records: Birth Certificate & Death Certificates – must be a certified copy from the Bureau of Vital Records. Marriage License – must be a certified copy from the Recorder of Deeds of the county where the marriage occurred or from the Bureau of Vital Records.
Court Documents: Divorce Decree – must be a certified copy from the Circuit Clerk of the county where the divorce is recorded.
Educational documents: The registrar or other authority of the school must sign a statement, which is typed on the BACK of the diploma or transcript. The wording in this statement says that the diploma or transcript is either the original record issued by the school or a copy of the original document issued by the school and the date it was issued. The signature of the school official is witnessed by a notary public. The notary states that he/she saw the school official sign the document. If the school does not issue a diploma for foreign students, a notarized letter from the registrar or other school authority must be given to the student. This letter must state that the student has completed the requirements for graduation from that school, but the school does not issue diplomas for foreign students. This letter is notarized in the same manner as other notarized school documents.
All other documents (such as a power of attorney, affidavit, authorization letter etc…) must have the proper notarization on the document including the notarial paragraph, notary’s signature and seal.
Foreign Language Documents: Documents in foreign language can be Apostilled as long as the Notarial wording is in English.