Apostille Los Angeles

A unique service we provide residents and businesses in Los Angeles is California Apostille service.  The California Secretary of State issues an Apostille on documents being sent to countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Since 1961, many countries joined together to accept each others documents in order to help save time, money, and to deter fraud.  The amount of money spend to obtain a California Apostille is a fraction compared to the cost of traveling to the other country.

Our California Apostille Service Agents are also commissioned by the California Secretary of State to provide complimentary notary service in Los Angeles. We’re experts in notarizing documents for international use and have the forms necessary to get the job done right the first time.

Common documents which require notarization prior to an Apostille are:
1. Power of Attorney
2. Affidavit
3. Copy of Driver License
4. Copy of Passport
5. Copy of Transcripts
5. Copy of Diploma

When a copy of a document requires an Apostille, you’ll need to have a Los Angeles notary notarize your signature on a document called a “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian.”  This document will then be attached to the copy of your original document.  Most notaries are unfamiliar with this document so it’s best to contact us so we can help you.

A Power of Attorney and Affidavit generally receive a “California Acknowledgement.”  This acknowledgement is attached to the page signed by the person who appears before the notary.  We can mail you the forms you’ll need if you’re to far for our traveling notaries to get too.

We’re here to make the process of obtaining an Apostille easy. Call us at 1-888-857-0717.

California Apostille

Do you need a California Apostille?  We provide professional California Apostille service to residents and business in Los Angeles and all of California.

Here’s how our service works….

If you live in Los Angeles, we can travel to your home or office to review your documents, provide any necessary notary service, then bring the documents back to you.

If you live outside of Los Angeles or if you prefer to mail us your documents, you can download our California Apostille order form.

Obtaining an Apostille in California is easy but only if you work with a professional who has years of experience.  Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money.

The cost for the first document is $195.00 and each additional document is $95.00.  If you have more than five documents which require a California Apostille, please call us for a price quote.

For documents received by 10:30 a.m., we guarantee that the documents will ship or personally be delivered to your home or office within 1-2 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and major holidays).  The first business day is the day after we receive your documents.

The most common type of documents include (Note: Some documents require a certified copy):

  • Marriage Licenses, Divorce agreements
  • Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates
  • Single Status to Marry, No record of a Marriage
  • Criminal Record
  • Power of Attorney – General, Special, Finance, Real Estate etc.
  • Notarized copies of Passport, Affidavits, and other documents
  • Papers for Adoption purposes
  • Transcripts (School, College, University, or any other issuing agency)
  • Diploma, Degree Certificates, Graduation Records
  • Permission to Travel, Consent by Parent(s) to travel with Minor Children

We’re here to help you obtain your California Apostille quickly.  An easy way to determine if your document qualifies for an Apostille is to actually email us a scanned copy of the document.  Please call us for our email address.  Our direct number is 1-888-857-0717.

Los Angeles Apostille and Certification

The California Secretary of State in Los Angeles provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an Apostille or Certification.

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.

The California Secretary of State in Los Angeles authenticates signatures only on documents issued in the State of California signed by a Los Angeles notary public or the following public officials and their deputies:

  • County Clerks or Recorders
  • Court Administrators of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
  • Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county
  • Executive Officers of the Superior Court
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • Notaries Public
  • State Officials

We service all of California but our office is located in Los Angeles.

If you’re located in Los Angeles, we can schedule to meet you at your home or office to notarize any documents which requires notarization.  We’ll then schedule to meet with the Secretary of State in Los Angeles that same day or the following business day.  We provide a quick turn-around time.

If you’re located to far for our Apostille service agent to drive too, you can mail us your documents.  Please call us for our mailing address.