Apostille for Vital Records
Wisconsin vital records – such as birth, marriage, death and divorce certificates – are issued by Wisconsin County Registers of Deeds, Wisconsin County Clerks of Courts, or the Wisconsin State Office of Vital Records. Make sure to determine if the country requesting the apostille has a time requirement (some countries want documents that are no older than 3-8 months) or a long-form requirement (some countries want the long-form, which includes specific personal information about the parents). If the country requesting the apostille has such a requirement, you should contact the Wisconsin State Office of Vital Records or the Register of Deeds in the county of the event. Make sure to notify the Office of Vital Records or the Register of Deeds that you are requesting the document for foreign use.
Divorce documents such as the Findings and Facts Report from the divorce must be certified copies. These documents are issued by the Clerk of Court in the county of the divorce. The document must include a signature, printed name, and title of the deputy or clerk that is signing the document.