You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Kansas processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Kansas apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Kansas, by the office of the secretary of state of Kansas.
We advise that you call the apostille office,
describe your document to make sure
that they are ready for apostille.
Prepare an envelope and include all the following items:
- All documents required apostille.
- The completed request form must be included with your document.
- Check or Money Order Payable to: "Kansas Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Kansas
120 SW 10th Avenue, Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66612
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Kansas and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Kansas State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Kansas.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Kansas Adjutant General of Kansas
Department of Administration
Department for Aging and Disability Services
Department for Children and Families
Department of Health and Environment
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources
Department of Revenue
Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Department of Labor
State Library of Kansas
Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner
Department of Transportation
The Apostille certification only certify the capacity of the person who has signed the public document, and the authenticity of the signature.
An Apostille certification does not certify the content of the public document to which it relates.
Documents issued by a different state can not be apostilled by the State of Kansas. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Kansas must obtain the Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
To order an Apostille, you must include a "Submittal Form" with your request. To download the State of Kansas form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Kansas will only issue an Apostille strictly for use in Hague Participating Countries.
All documents issued for Non-Hague Participating Countries will be certified, not apostilled.
Apostille services are not necessary within the United States or any of its territories or possessions; Therefore the Secretary of State of Kansas will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Kansas Secretary of State charges $7.5 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 5 business days.