When you need to apostille a Michigan death 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 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records
The following records are on file with the Michigan Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics for events that occurred in the State of Michigan:
Order by Mail
Order A Record by Mail Via US Postal Service by downloading and completing the application from this website. Mail the completed application, a photocopy of your valid ID (if applicable), and the fee to the PO Box address listed on the application. Certified copies of vital records are $34. Optional RUSH fees and processing times are listed on each application.**
Order A Record Online from www.VitalChek.com. Fees are $58.50: $34 for the record, $12 for the RUSH fee, and $12.50 for the VitalChek processing fee. This is a two-week processing time. There is an optional overnight delivery fee of $19.75, for a total of $78.25, and you should receive the record in 1-3 business days.
Order by Phone
Order A Record by Phone using VitalChek at 866-443-9897. Same processing and fees apply.
Order in Person
In-person ordering is available by appointment only. Dates and Times are limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office at 517-335-8666 or VRCustomerService@michigan.gov if you have questions or concerns pertaining to vital records.
The State Vital Records Office is closed on recognized state holidays.
**Processing and mail times may be delayed.
Michigan Death Certificate Apostille
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