When you need to apostille a Kansas 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 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
Marriage certificates began being filed with the Office May 1, 1913. To learn how to locate marriage records prior to July 1, 1951, visit the Kansas Historical Society website.
Marriage information is open to the public at the county district court level. To access a listing of all Kansas county district courts, visit the Kansas Judicial Branch website.
Completed marriage licenses are first filed with the County Clerk of the District Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. The District Courts then forward the completed licenses to the Office of Vital Statistics.
Notice Regarding Fees
State law also specifies that the initial $15 fee for a certified marriage 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 Marriage Certificate
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