Document Authentication Apostille

We provide Document Authentication Apostille Services for documents sent to countries who are members of the Apostille Convention.  If you have been told you need an Apostille for your documents, we can help!

The first question we ask our clients is if the documents you have in your possession have originated from the State of California.  These documents include Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Divorce Decree (Superior Court).  We can also obtain a California Apostille for documents notarized by a California notary which includes; Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Diploma, and Transcripts.

If you need to have your documents authenticated for a country who is NOT a member of the Apostille Convention, the Secretary of State will authenticate the documents and attach a California Certification.

Below is an example of a California Certification and a California Apostille.  Both of these documents have been authenticated by the California Secretary of State in Los Angeles.

     

The difference between these documents is that the California Certification (document on the left) is used for countries who are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention while the California Apostille (document on the right) is.

The Secretary of State will authenticate the signature of the official who signed the document including the signature of the notary public and legalize them for international use.

We’re available to answer your questions Monday – Saturday 8am to 7pm.  1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.