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Certification of Documents
What is an "apostille?"
What does an apostille achieve?
Who is authorized to issue an apostille?
Can you authenticate a document with a stamped notary public signature?
What is a true copy of a document?
What is a certified copy of a document?
Can a notary public certify a copy of a document?
Can the Office of the Great Seal authenticate documents from a city clerk, court clerk, or register of deeds or from other states?
Where can I find a notary public to notarize my documents?
Can the Office of the Great Seal authenticate
birth, death, marriage or divorce records?
How do I obtain an apostille or certificate of authority?
What do I need to send to request authentication by mail?
Is there an expedited authentication process?
What information do I need if I call to inquire on my document request?
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Office of the Great Seal
I need the Great Seal affixed to my document that I am sending overseas. Is there an office near my home where I can go?
I need to obtain a certified copy of articles of incorporation for a specific Building Authority. Can the Office of the Great Seal provide this information?
I am starting my own company. Can you tell me if a certain company name has already been taken?
Where can I purchase a State of Michigan flag?
Can you provide me with the name of a resident agent for a certain municipal corporation for service of process?
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