Montana State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Montana.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437

Child & Family Services Division

Secretary of State Secretary of State
Notary Division
1236 East 6th
Helena, MT 59620406-444-5379
Fax: 406-444-3976

Fee: $10/doc

Montana requires that you specify if you want an apostille or authentication and will not make an assumption based on the country you are adopting from.

Vital Records and Health Services Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 North Sanders
Room 205
Helena, MT 59604406-444-4228

Fee: $5/birth certificate

State Police Check Montana Department of Justice Background Checks
USCIS Office Helena Field OfficeUSCIS
2800 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

PLEASE NOTE: This office is CLOSED on Wednesdays.