Apostille for Kentucky Marriage Certificate
When you need to apostille a Kentucky marriage certificate, you will need to make sure to have a certified copy of the vital record beforehand. If you need to order one, your best bet is to go through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
What It Is
The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) has on file marriage and divorce records from June 1958 to present day. To inquire about marriage or divorce records prior to June 1958, please call the county clerk in the county where the marriage license was issued or the circuit court clerk in the county where the divorce decree was granted.
Marriage Certificates Purchases
For marriage certificate purchase options, please visit the OVS Certificate Purchase Options page.
Note: The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics cannot by law, provide any information from records, perform a genealogical search or verify whether a certificate is on file without a completed application form and the required fee attached. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics will, upon receiving the application and fee, perform a search for the record. If the record is on file, a certified copy will be mailed to you. The fee is a search fee, and no refunds are issued in instances where a certificate is not found within Kentucky's records. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics does not issue photocopies, faxed copies, non-certified copies or electronic copies of records.
Information Needed for Certificate Request
Full name of first party
Full name of second party
The month, day and year of the marriage or divorce
The Kentucky county where the marriage license or divorce decree was issued
Additional Information Needed
Requester's name and address where the certificate is to be mailed
Phone number where you can be reached during the day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
The number of copies being ordered
Enclose a check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer to cover the cost of each certificate ordered and mail to:
Office of Vital Statistics 275 East Main Street, 1E-A Frankfort, KY 40621
Kentucky Marriage Certificate Apostille
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