A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent, attorney-in-fact, or delegate. An apostille is an international certificate of authentication for documents that are being used in countries that are members of the Hague Convention.
An apostille on a power of attorney ensures that the document will be recognized as valid in another country. Apostilles are commonly requested for powers of attorney that will be used for international business transactions. If you need an Apostille in Minnesota, you must bring your documents to the office of the Secretary of State. The address is:
60 Empire Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
The office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 per Apostille, and you must pay by check or money order. You can apostille most original public documents issued in the United States. These include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, notarized documents, diplomas, transcripts, and license certificates.
In order to get an apostille for a power of attorney, you must first get the document notarized by a notary public. After the notary public notarizes the document, you must then take the document to the county recorder's office to have it certified. After the county recorder's office certifies the document, you must then take the document to the secretary of state's office to have it apostilled.
Apostille Services of Minnesota is the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective way to get your documents apostilled. If you are in need of an apostille service in Minnesota, you can trust us to provide you with the best service possible. We have been in the business for over 20 years, and have built a reputation as one of the best providers of these services. Your documents will be safe and processed quickly.