Apostille Los Angeles – Glendale, CA

International Apostille Services, Inc., Los Angeles OfficeInternational Apostille Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have opened our newest apostille office in Glendale (Los Angeles), CA.

Located just 15 minutes from the California Secretary of State’s office in Los Angeles, our office provides fast same-day California Apostille Services.  Documents mailed in or dropped-off at our office before 2:30 PM can be processed the same-day through the State office.  We also provide FedEx overnight return shipping to most addressed within the United States at no additional cost.

The very first step is to contact us.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Our office in Los Angeles can also process documents from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State.

Common documents we can apostille are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services.

Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

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.

Los Angeles Birth Certificate Apostille in CA

Los Angeles Apostille ServiceDo you need an apostille on your Los Angeles birth certificate?

Birth certificates issued by the Los Angeles County Clerk can be apostilled through our Los Angeles office the same-day.  Keep in mind that the State of California can only apostille or certify birth certificates issued by the County Clerk.  If your birth certificate is issued by the Los Angeles Health Department, you can either order a new certified copy or mail in the document you currently have and we can authenticate it through the County before the State will apostille it.

Contrary to what you might read on other websites, as long as your birth certificate is original and has a blue border, we can process it through the Secretary of State’s office regardless of it’s age.  For example, we can apostille a Los Angeles birth certificate that’s 20 years old as long as it has the blue border.

In order to process your document the same-day, we will need to receive it at our office no later than 2:30pm.  We also provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost.

The first step is to contact us.  Our staff is available to answer your calls Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm.  You are also welcome to stop by our office Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.  Please note that we will need your documents by 2:30pm in order to process them the same-day.

The best way to verify your documents is to mail in the documents to our office.  We will present your documents the same-day to the California Secretary of Stat’s office in Los Angeles.  If the State rejects your documents, we will call and email you.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, and attestation services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.  Our eight offices are strategically located throughout the United States to expedite the processing of your documents.

Kuwait Consulate Legalization Los Angeles

Do you need your documents legalized through the Kuwait Consulate here in Los Angeles?

We provide fast document authentication, certification, attestation, and Kuwait Consulate (Los Angeles) legalization services.

The Kuwait consulate in Los Angeles has jurisdiction on 24 U.S. States: s office from the following States: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

We can also legalize your documents through the Kuwait Embassy office in Washington, D.C. for documents issued from the other U.S. States including the U.S. Federal Government. Please Note: We can authenticate documents issued from all 50 U.S. States.

Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents must first be processed through your State, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, and then through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles or the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Document Attestation Steps

This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Kuwait.  Also, depending on the State your documents originated from or were notarized-in, your documents may need to be either processed through the Embassy or Consulate office.

The very first step depends on the type of documents you need authenticated. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit, etc..), you will need to meet with an experienced notary near you to notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the documents will be authenticated by the State and to follow the notarial laws in their State to avoid any delays in processing your documents or additional costs.

Please note: If your documents are written in Arabic, please find a certified translator in your State to translate the documents to English. We recommend that your documents be written in English and in Arabic.  You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website.

Documents issued by the State of California or any of the 58 County Clerk offices do not require notarization as these documents are already signed by an acting official of the State. These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree (Court Documents), Articles of Incorporation, Statement of Information, etc..

Step 1: U.S. State Certification – Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will receive a certification from the State and NOT an Apostille. Each State’s certificate differs from the other. In the United States, we have 50 different certificates. We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. States including the U.S. Federal Government.  The State determines the jurisdiction of your documents.

The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, and Nevada in 1-2 business days.  Certifying your documents through the State of Nevada has a higher cost than California. For all other States, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. – The very next step is to certify your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. You can see an example of a certificate issued by the Department of State by clicking this link: U.S. Department of State Certificate Example

The processing time with the U.S. Department of State is currently 3-4 business days. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

Step 3: Kuwait Consulate Legalization – The Los Angeles Consulate of Kuwait is located in the Beverly Hills area near Rodeo Drive. In order for the Consulate to legalize your documents, they must first be certified by the State and the U.S. Department of State.

The processing time with the Los Angeles Kuwait Consulate is 2-3 business days. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.  Document issued from: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana will be completed through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

Apostille California Death Certificate

Do you need an apostille on a California death certificate?

In the State of California, a death certificate can be issued by any of the 58 counties plus the California State registrar.  Typically, a death certificate will first be issued by the County Health Services Department of the County of death.  For example, if the person passed-away in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Health Services Department would issue the death certificate first.  Death Certificates issued by the Health Services Department are signed by a medical doctor and do NOT qualify for an apostille.

In order for the certificate to qualify for an apostille, it must be signed by the County Clerk.

There are three available options to authenticating your certificate.

Option 1: You can mail-in the death certificate signed by the Health Services Department (Medical Doctor) to our office for processing.  These type of documents require a two-step process.  We will first need to authenticate the document with the County Clerk (Exemplification) and then with the Secretary of State.  There is an additional processing fee and the time to complete your documents can take 7-9 business days.  In Los Angeles County, we can authenticate your document in one business day.

Option 2: You can obtain a new certified copy directly from the County Clerk or online through http://www.vitalcheck.com.  Please, we recommend that you contact the County Clerk for information as there could be some restrictions.  There are 58 counties in California and each operates a little different from another (Example: time, processing fee, restrictions, etc…).

Option 3: You can take the death certificate signed by the medical doctor to the County Clerk yourself and obtain the exemplification.  If you are located in the same county the person passed-away in, you can take the letter from the Health Services Department directly to the County for the exemplification.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services in California. We provide fast same-day California Apostille Services. We serve all of California including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego and more. Documents received by 2:30pm will be processed the same-day and returned to you the following business morning by FedEx or UPS.

California School Diploma Apostille

Apostille University DiplomaHave you graduated from a California school and need your Diploma and/or Transcript authenticated by the California Secretary of State (Apostille)? Over the years, we have provided apostille service to thousands of students all over the world.

We’ve written this article for students who have graduated from a University, College, or High School in California.  We can also apostille your transcript even if you attended a few classes or a semester.

Please follow the steps outlined below in order to obtain a notarized copy certification of your diploma and/or transcript.  If the steps are too complicated below, we can copy certify your documents at our office and obtain a California Apostille through the State.

International students and students seeking work in another country may be asked to provide a Diploma and/or Transcript with a California Apostille attached.  The purpose of the Apostille is to authenticate the signature of the official who signed the document.

If you attended a High School, College, or University in California, please follow the steps below:

Step one: You’ll need to contact the school and speak with someone there who handles the records for the students. Some schools call it the Registrar’s office.  You can also speak with someone in the School’s Admissions and Records Department.  If you are having difficulty finding someone at the school to help you, please Contact Us.

Step two: If the school does not have a notary on staff, you’ll need to contact a local mobile notary who will travel to the school to notarize the signature of the person responsible for your records (Example: School Registrar). A California acknowledgment will be attached to the Transcript acknowledging that the signer (school official) appeared before a notary public and signed the document.  You can find a traveling notary at http://www.notary.la

Step Three: If your Diploma also requires a California Apostille, you will need to send in your Diploma to the school or have the school order you a new one. A document called a “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian” will be attached to the original Diploma or a color copy of the Diploma. If the notary does not have this form, we can email it to you.  Be sure you are working with a professional notary who will use the correct notarial wording for the State of California.

If you are currently in California, another alternative is to make a color copy of the documents (Transcript and/or Diploma) and take the copy to a local notary who will fill out the ”California Copy Certification by Document Custodian” form and attach it to the documents.  I recommend printing a color copy of the diploma. This method is faster than working directly with the school and produces the same end results.  You can also mail the original to our office.  We have a California commissioned notary on staff to copy certify your documents.

Step Four: Once your documents have been notarized, please mail them to our office for fast same-day processing.

It’s that simple!

International Document ShippingPlease Contact Us with questions or concerns you may have.  We will process your documents the same-day we receive them.  Once complete, we will overnight the documents back to your location for next-day delivery.

 

 

 

We have Apostilled Diplomas and Transcripts from the following Universities and Colleges in California:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Southern California (USC)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Stanford University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
American Film Institute (AFI)
San Diego University
California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach)
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
San Jose State University (SJSU)
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
California State University, Fullerton
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
California State University, Sacramento
Pepperdine University
University of San Diego
Santa Clara University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Chico
Chapman University
California State University, Fresno
City College of San Francisco
Cerritos College
Santa Monica College
Loyola Marymount University
University of California, Riverside
California State University, San Bernardino
El Camino College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
California State University, San Marcos (CSSM)
Humboldt State University
Sonoma State University
Orange Coast College
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Saddleback College
De Anza College
University of the Pacific
Santa Rosa Junior College
Long Beach City College
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSDH)
Los Angeles Pierce College
California State University, Fullerton

Apostille Downtown Los Angeles

The California Secretary of State has two offices in California.  One is in Sacramento and the other is in Los Angeles.  Our office is located in Los Angeles in the City of Burbank and fifteen minutes away from the Secretary of State’s office in Downtown Los Angeles.

Our close location to the Secretary of State in Downtown Los Angeles allows us the opportunity to process documents daily.  We process hundreds of documents every month through the State.  Common documents we Apostille are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Confidential Marriage Certificates, Single Status Affidavit, Power of Attorney Documents, Affidavits, and more!

Certain documents require notarization prior to an Apostille.  It’s important that the notary uses correct California notarial wording in order to avoid any delays.  We can email you a California Acknowledgment, California Copy Certification, or a California Jurat if the local notary does not have these documents available.  Be sure to let the notary know that the documents will be processed with the California State and not to make any mistakes.

Here is why you should do business with us:

1. Excellent customer service:
– Emails answered within an hour.
– Phone calls answered immediately.
– Missed calls returned within minutes.
– Constant communication (no guessing).
– We explain the process – no guesswork.
2. As low as $75 for each Apostille!
3. Same day Apostille Service. We handle everything.
4. Documents hand-delivered directly to the Secretary of State.
5. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, money orders, cashier’s check, and Paypal.
6. We can ship your documents anywhere in the world. Additional shipping fees apply.
7. We’re commissioned California notaries.
8. We’ll email you the forms you’ll need. Acknowledgements, Jurats, Copy Certification, etc…
9. Documents delivered next business morning (USA). We’ll email you the FedEx/UPS tracking number by 6pm PST.
10. We can process documents with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
11. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
12. We’re a registered Private Service Company with the California Secretary of State under Notary: Authentications (Apostilles and Certifications).

Best of all… We Save you time and money!

How to Get an Apostille

California ApostilleIf you’ve been told that you need an Apostille, you will need to have your legal documents authenticated by the Secretary of State.  The Secretary of State has the authority to issue an Apostille.  Documents issued by the County Clerk, State Registrar, Superior Court, and California notarized documents automatically qualify for an Apostille.

The process of obtaining an Apostille can be challenging.  We’ve outlined a few simple steps to help expedite the authentication process.

Step 1: Document Verification.  Before mailing-in your documents to our office, it’s important that we review your documents.  You may need to scan and email your documents to us.  Most documents can be verified over the phone.  Please call 1-888-810-4054 or Contact Us.

We ask that your documents be recently issued in order to avoid any delays.  Some States require your documents to be issued within the past 12 months to qualify for an Apostille.  In California, we can authenticate documents as old as 20 years but we always recommend that you obtain a newer one.  As always you can order a new certified copy by visiting VitalChek.com

Step 2: Mailing Your Documents. After your documents has been verified, you will need to download our Order Form and mail your original or certified documents to our office for fast processing.  We do not accept black and white copies, altered, or damaged documents.  Please note that we authenticate(Apostille) documents from all 50 States including the Secretary of the District of Columbia and the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

That’s it!  Once we receive your documents, we will authenticate them with the corresponding State.  California documents are processed the same-day while other states can take 5-7 business days.

Quick Links:
50 State Apostille
US Department of State Apostille

Apostille for Mexico

California Apostille for MexicoThe information in this article is for documents originating from the State of California to be used in the country of Mexico. Mexico is a member of the Hague Apostille convention and documents sent to this country will receive an Apostille from the Secretary of State in California.

If your documents originated from another State, please visit this link: http://www.internationalapostille.com/united-states-apostille/

Mexico has been a member of the Hague Apostille Convention since August 14, 1995.

The most common documents we receive are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree, Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Copy of Driver License Apostille, and more.

If your documents are from the State of California Vital Record’s office (Birth, Death, Marriage), your documents are required to be a certified original (blue/pink in color) and signed by the County Clerk Registrar Recorder’s office. If your document is signed by the health department (Ex: Medical Doctor), you’ll need to have your document authenticated (Exemplification) by the County clerk before the document is eligible for a California Apostille or you can request a Certified Copy from the County Clerk. Before mailing in your documents, please call us for verification to avoid any delays.

Some older documents may or may not qualify for an Apostille. It’s important to Contact Us with us over the phone before you mail in your documents. Black and white copies are not acceptable for an Apostille. You have the option to scan and email us a copy of your documents for verification.

We have years of experience notarizing, authenticating, and certifying documents for Mexico. If you are local to us, we provide complimentary pick-up and notarization service. Documents which require a notary are generally power of attorney, affidavit, school transcripts, copy certification of a passport or driver license, and a copy certification of a school diploma.

Obtaining a California Apostille can be complicated and time consuming. The Secretary of State has only two offices in California making it difficult for most people to drive to their office. The usual wait time is 3 hours at the Los Angeles Secretary of State’s office and mailing in your documents to Sacramento can take months.

We provide fast same-day apostille service in California. Documents received by 10:30am Monday through Friday will be eligible for same-day Apostille service. Once processed, your important documents will be shipped by FedEx/UPS overnight delivery to your location at no additional charge. We also provide international shipping to Mexico. Additional shipping fees apply.

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.