You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Montana processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Montana apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Montana, by the office of the secretary of state of Montana.
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: "Montana Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Montana
1301 6th Avenue State Capitol Building
Helena, Montana 59601
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Montana and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Montana State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Montana.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Montana Department of Administration
Department of Agriculture
Office of the State (Commissioner of Insurance & Securities)
Department of Commerce
Department of Corrections
Board of Public Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Department of Justice (AGO Attorney General's Office)
Department of Labor and Industry
Department of Livestock
Department of Military Affairs
Montana State Fund
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Office of the State Public Defender
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Office of Public Instruction
Public Service Commission
Department of Revenue
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 Montana. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Montana 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 Montana form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Montana 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 Montana will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Montana Secretary of State charges $10 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 5 business days.