Record Book and Public Records

Notarial Acts

Tex. Gov't. Code Ann. § 406.014 requires that a Notary Public maintain a record book. This record book must be maintained whether or not any fees are charged for your notary public services.

Apostille: Authentication Death Certificates

Death Certificates

If you are taking a deceased family member to a foreign country, or settling an estate of a deceased family member in a foreign country, the government officials with the foreign country will most likely require the death certificate of the decedent.

Documents for Apostille

Authentications of Signatures

Apostilles and Certifications only certify to the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille or Certification does not validate the contents of the document.


Secretary of State

A birth or death certificate that is prepared with the intention of providing it to a foreign country is called an apostille.