South Dakota Secretary of State
Apostilles & Authentications
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204
Pierre, SD 57501
To obtain an apostille from the office of the South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs, please review the following considerations to make sure your documents will be acceptable:
Considerations for vital records: birth, death and marriage certificates must be original certified copies issued by:
The State Department of Health or The County Register of Deeds.
Should you need a copy of a vital records document, birth death or marriage license, please contact the originating county Register of Deeds or alternatively the State Department of Health phone 605-773-4961
Considerations for business documents: such as corporate documents, bylaws and articles of incorporation, power of attorney must be notarized by a South Dakota Notary Public in good standing and a current commission.
Considerations for diplomas and transcripts: issued by the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Augustana College among others must have an original school registrar signature notarized.
Considerations for notarized documents: must bear an original South Dakota Notary Public signature complete with stamp and notarial statement.
Documents we typically apostille in South Dakota are: birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, articles of incorporation, business bylaws, powers of attorney, diplomas and transcripts.