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The Secretary of State Office issues a variety of certifications ranging from Apostille and Authentications of documents going to foreign countries to certifying copies of "Gold Seal" pardons, executive orders, bonds and signature registrations, and living will declarations registration certificates. The two Divisions of the Secretary of State Office responsible for the issuance of these certificates are the Commissions Division which issues Apostilles and Authentication certificates and certifies "Gold Seal" pardons, executive orders and proclamations; and Elections Services, which issues certificates for bond and signature registration, living will declarations registration, Acts of the Louisiana Legislature, as well as the Revised Statutes pertaining to Louisiana laws.

The Commercial Division also issues certificates on all documents and instruments recorded with the Secretary of State Commercial Divison related to corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnership, etc. See "Authenticate Louisiana Business Documents" for more information.