Authentication Changes: Beginning on October 15, 2013 the Lt. Governor’s Office will follow Hague Convention recommended Apostille and Certification standards in the authentication of international documents.
The changes will not affect the legality of the notary/state official certification, but will comply with Hague Convention laws in order to more accurately reflect the authentication process. Please see the following examples for reference.
There is no renewal process: All applicants must be tested on the new laws.
Become a Notary or Renew Your Certification, Whether you are interested in becoming a notary or renewing your certification, the steps are essentailly the same. Click to start the process!