Apostille Los Angeles CA

California ApostilleDo you need to apostille your documents in Los Angeles?

At International Apostille Services Los Angeles, we take the guesswork out of getting a California Apostille for your documents.  Documents received at our Los Angeles office are processed the same-day.  Our staff will hand-deliver and pick-up your documents directly from the California Secretary of State’s office in Los Angeles.

We can apostille birth certificates, death certificate, marriage certificates, divorce decree, power of attorney, affidavit, background checks, corporate documents, and so much more!

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Once we receive your documents, we’ll rush them to State and Government offices.  We can even legalize your documents at select Consulate offices in Los Angeles.  No job is too big or too small.

Our video helps explain the process…

Common documents we apostille are:
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Death Certificate
Divorce Decree
Power of Attorney / Affidavits
Copy of Passport
Notarized Documents
Business Documents
Certificate of Free Sale
Certificate of Origin
Articles of Incorporation
Background Checks
and more!

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services in California.  We have offices in San Francisco and California.  Call us at 1-888-810-4054 today.

Single Status Affidavit – California

We can obtain a California Apostille for your Single Status Affidavit issued from any of the 58 County Clerk’s in California.  If you’re located in Los Angeles County, you can obtain one from the County Clerk’s office in Los Angeles.  If you’re located in another County, please contact your local County clerk for assistants.

If you are planning to get married in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you’ll be asked to provide a document called a Single Status Affidavit.

Some countries may also refer to this document as:

Certification of No Record of Marriage
Certificate of Freedom to Marry
Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage

Many foreign countries require a document for proof of No Record of Marriage before you are allowed to get married in their country. If you have left the country, you can have an immediate family member (Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Son, Daughter, Grandma, Grandpa, and Attorney) help you get this document from the County Clerk’s Office.

We’re available to help you Monday – Saturday 8am to 7pm.  Call us at 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.

Apostille Birth Certificate – California

If your Birth Certificate is from any of the 58 counties in California, we can help you!  Our office is located in Los Angeles close to the California Secretary of State office.  We can process your documents the same day we receive them.  Once completed, we’ll overnight your documents back to your location for next business morning delivery.

We make the process of obtaining a California Apostille easy.  No other California Apostille service comes close to our professional customer service, fast processing, and on-time delivery of your documents to your location or anywhere in the world.  We can ship your documents by FedEx, UPS, and DHL.

If you’re requesting a California Apostille for your Birth Certificate, it’s important that you have a certified original from the county clerk’s office.  Documents signed by a health officer (doctor) may not qualify.  Please call us for verification over the phone before mailing in your documents to our location.

How can you tell you have a certified original:

1. A certified original birth certificate from California has a blue border and a slight pink color tone.  The document is also signed by the county clerk registrar recorder’s office.  Birth Certificates issued by the County Clerk in the county of birth qualify for an Apostille.  If you don’t have a certified original or have lost your birth certificate, visit this link: http://www.vitalchek.com/state-of-california-vital-records.aspx

2. Documents stamped by the county clerk registrar recorder’s office.  Some birth certificates are many years old and may pose a challenge to the California Secretary of State.  It’s important that you posess a certified copy as the signature and authenticity will be verified.  Please call us if your Birth Certificate does not have a blue border.

We make the process of obtaining a California Apostille easy.  We can also Apostille a Death Certificate and Marriage Certificate from the County Clerk’s office from any of the 58 counties in Califirnia.

Marriage Certificate Apostille California

We provide fast same-day Marriage Certificate Apostille in California.  We can process California Marriage Certificates from any of the 58 counties including Los Angeles.

Before sending in your documents to our office, it’s important that you have the certified original signed by the County Clerk.  A certified original has a blue border with a slight pink color.  We cannot accept any copies as your document must be an original.

If you don’t have an original, the first step is to contact the county in which you were married in.  You must request a certified copy and not an informational copy.  The California Secretary of State will only attach an Apostille to a certified copy.  Usually most certified copies are requested by one of the married couple but in certain situations the following people can also request a certified copy; Parent, legal guardian, law enforcement, government agency, a court order, attorney, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner.

If you where married in Los Angeles, you can obtain a Marriage License Certificate by visiting the following website or any of the four county clerk offices: http://www.lavote.net/Recorder/BDM_Records.cfm#marriage .

If you live too far to drive to the county clerk, you should visit the website of the county in which you were married in and download the correct marriage license order forms or visit this link: http://www.vitalchek.com/state-of-california-vital-records.aspx  You maybe asked to have your signature notarized on one of the forms to establish identity.

Once you have obtained a certified copy of your California Marriage License signed by the County clerk, you are now eligible to receive a California Apostille.  Keep in mind that a California Apostille is only issued by the California Secretary of State and not by the county.

Our office is located in Los Angeles allowing us to provide same-day California Apostille service.  You will need to download our Los Angeles Apostille order form and mail it to our address with the original marriage license.  For documents received by 10:30 a.m., we guarantee the documents will be completed the same day (excluding Saturday, Sunday and major holidays).  We provide FREE return shipping via FedEx Next Day service to anywhere in the United States.  We can also provide international shipping for an extra fee.

We accept cash, money orders, certified bank checks, paypal, credit cards and checks (local only). If you make payment with a personal or business check, there may be a 7 business day hold time for clearing of funds. For faster processing time please pay online through Paypal.  If you prefer to pay by phone, we’ll call you once we receive your documents for payment.

Apostille California Driver License

Do you need an Apostille for your California Driver License?  It’s easy to obtain one if you work with a professional.  There are several steps you’ll need to take before you can mail in the copy of your driver license for processing with the California Secretary of State.

Step 1: You’ll need to take a color copy of your driver license.  Some people prefer to make a enlarged copy.  It’s your choice.

Step 2: Take your copy including a document called the “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian” to a local notary.  You can find a local notary online.  We maybe able to offer you complimentary Los Angeles notary service if you work/live in an area we cover.  Most notaries do not have the California Copy Certification document so please call or use the form on your right to contact us so we can email it to you.

Step 3: The notary will fill out the document and will attach the California Copy Certification by Document Custodian document to the copy of the driver license.  Note: It’s not required for the original driver license owner to be present because the person presenting the driver license is going to swear that it’s a copy of the original.

Step 4: You will need to overnight your document to my Los Angeles Apostille office for same-day processing with the California Secretary of State.  You will need to download our Los Angeles Apostille Order Form and include it with your documents.  Be sure to complete the form accurately in order to avoid any delays.

Once your documents has been processed, we’ll overnight them back to you by FedEx Priority Overnight for morning deliver.  We’re available to answer any questions you have.  Please call us at 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489 or fill-in the form in our Contact Us page.  Need to learn more about a California Apostille?  Visit this link: What is a California Apostille?

California Apostille Services

We provide California Apostille service in Los Angeles for documents originating from or notarized in California.  These documents include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates / divorce decree, California DOJ criminal background checks, affidavits, power of attorneys, and more.  For a full list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.losangelesapostille.com/documents-for-california-apostille/

If your documents are from another state or have been notarized by a notary outside of California, you will need to contact the Secretary of State in that other state for more information on how to obtain an Apostille.  For example, if you have a birth certificate from another state other than California, you will need to contact that state’s Secretary of State. We only handle documents issued from or notarized in the state of California.

Documents issued or notarized in California are eligible for authentication by the Secretary of State in California.  Our office is located in Los Angeles which allows us to provide you fast same-day apostille service.

If your documents require a notary, you must meet with a local notary to notarize your documents prior to sending us your documents.  These documents include: copy of passport, copy of driver license, power of attorney, affidavits, and more.  If you reside in Los Angeles, we provide complimentary notary service which includes pick-up and delivery.  If you aren’t sure if your documents qualify for an Apostille, you can scan and email us a copy for review prior to mailing us the original documents.

California 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. Don’t let this mistake happen to you.  We see it countless times at the Secretary of State in Los Angeles.