Below are some of the requirements from MONTANA Secretary of State to Apostille documents or provide a Certificate of authority:
Vital Records: Public documents, such as birth, death, and marriage certificates, can only be certified by someone who works in the office where the original or official copy is kept. You must obtain a certified copy of those documents from the appropriate county Clerk & Recorder’s Office, Clerk of District Court, or Montana Department of Vital Records.
Corporate Documents: State certification cannot be provided on certified documents more than five years old.
Educational documents: If you work with the registrar of your school in advance, they may be able to incorporate a notarial certificate into their normal copy certification process and provide you with a notarized original. These notarized originals are always preferable since it is the real document custodian’s signature that is being notarized.
All other documents Private documents, including passports, driver’s licenses, and diplomas, may be certified by a Montana notary; you must provide the original document for the notary to photocopy. A notary cannot certify a photocopy of a document unless the original document is provided to, and copied by, the notary personally.
Foreign Language Documents: Documents in foreign language can be Apostilled as long as the Notarial wording is in English.