Apostille Birth Certificate

In the State of California, in order to Apostille a Birth Certificate, you’ll need to have the original or a certified copy signed by the County Clerk’s office.   Keep in mind that the County Clerk will only issue a certified copy to the following people:

1. Attorney
2. Self
3. Mother / Father
4. Sister / Brother
5. Grandma / Grandpa
6. Granddaughter / Grandson

Let me give you an example…  Let’s say you were born in Los Angeles forty-five years ago and now live in Mexico.  You need to Apostille your Los Angeles birth certificate.  Unfortunately, you can’t find your original and you’re not sure if the one you have now will work.  Under these circumstances, we’d ask that you call us first Contact Us so we can help you.

Here is a list of questions we would typically ask…
1. Do you have any immediate family members in Los Angeles (See list above)?
2. Is there a US Embassy where you live now?
3. How old is the certificate you have now?  What color is the paper and do you see a blue/purple color seal?
4. Do you have a friend who is an attorney in Los Angeles?

Birth certificate signed by a medical doctor will first need to be authenticated by the county clerk prior to being sent to our office for processing.  We recommend obtaining a certified copy directly from the County Clerk’s Office.

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