A marriage certificate is an official record of a couple's marriage. An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a document.
Since the U.S. federal government does not have control over the states' marriage laws, each state has the authority to recognize or not recognize marriages performed in other states. This can create problems when couples move to another state or country and try to have their marriage recognized. An apostille on a marriage certificate is one way to try to ensure that the marriage will be recognized in another state or country. If you need an Apostille in Maine, you will need to contact the Secretary of State's office. The most commonly apostilled documents are educational documents such as high school and college diplomas, transcripts, and certificates.
In order to get an apostille for a marriage certificate in Maine, you must follow the steps below:
1) Obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where you were married.
2) Complete an application for an apostille or certification.
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