When you need to apostille a Kansas birth 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 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
Birth certificates began being filed with the Office July 1, 1911. To learn how to locate birth records prior to July 1, 1911, visit the Kansas Historical Society website.
Some Delayed Certificates of Birth are on file with dates of birth dating back to the 1860s. In 1940, statutory authority was received by the Office which allowed individuals still alive in 1940 and later with no prior birth record filed to submit certain documentation to file a Delayed Certificate of Birth. A request for a Delayed Certificate of Birth is made in the same manner as one for a regular birth certificate - just specify the date of birth. If the date specified is between the late 1860's and July 1, 1911, a Delayed Certificate of Birth search will be conducted.
Notice Regarding Fees
State law specifies that the initial $15 fee for a certified birth certificate copy is a five-year record search fee - one certified copy is issued if the record is found and if not found, the fee is retained. You will receive either the certified copy or a letter explaining the search conducted and that no record was located.
Apostille for Kansas Birth Certificate
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