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We provide reliable, same-day apostille services in Los Angeles, California helping clients obtain document authentication certificates like an Apostille birth certificate from the regional office of the Secretary of State of California in downtown Los Angeles.

There are many official documents that require an Apostille (authentication certificate) to be recognized in other Hague Convention countries (Apostille countries). There are two main types of documents that may require an Apostille stamp (detailed and listed here).

If you or someone you know is in need of a California apostille stamp on a birth certificate, high school / college diploma, or other official documents; don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment for document pickup / processing.

  • Documents Issued in the State of California and Bear the Signature and / or Stamp of an Elected or Appointed Official of California

    (i.e., DMV, Dept. of Public health,…) including, but not limited to: “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, State Officials.” [Source: http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication/]

    Adoption Certificate, Articles of Incorporation, Assignment, Birth Certificate, Business License, Certificate of existence, Certificate of Formation, Certificate of Merger, Consolidation Certificate, Death Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Divorce decree, Driver License, Marriage Certificate, Restated Certificate of Incorporation, Statement of Dissolution, Termination of foreign Corporation, US Passport

  • Documents Issued in the State of California by Private Agencies

    (i.e., Universities, schools,…)

    Affidavit, Agency Agreement, Agreement to Form a Corporation, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Business Letter, Certificate of Analysis, College Diploma, College Transcript, Distributor Agreement, Doctorate Degree, Graduate Record Examination GRE, Health Certificate, Insurance Certificate, Letter of Intent, Letter of Resignation, Master Degree, Operating Agreement, Power of Attorney, Shareholder List, Stock Certificate, Stock Purchase Agreement, Teaching Credentials, TESOL Certificate

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Let us Help You Get an Apostille in Los Angeles, California

Call or e-mail us to talk about your Apostille needs (213-123-1234 or apostilleservciesla.com/contact).  Once we make an appointment to obtain your documents, we’ll handle your California apostille on the same day.  We will get the apostille certificate with an apostille stamp of the Secretary of State of California to you via hand delivery or mail to the location of your choice.

California Apostille – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of Apostille?

The meaning of apostille is “a marginal note.”  The apostille definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “a document used in international law that is issued by a government in accordance with the Hague Convention and that certifies that another document has been signed by a notary public.” [Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/apostille]

What is an apostille?

An apostille is a certification by the office of the Secretary of State or the State Department of the United States that the signature on the document in question is valid or that the notary on the non-governmental document is valid.  This apostille certificate is then presented in conjunction with the document in question to be used in another Hague Convention country.

What is an apostille service?

Apostille services help individuals and companies obtain the proper authorization certificates (Apostille) from the Secretary of State.  Apostille services in Los Angeles such as ours obtain the required documents from clients, take them to the California Secretary of State office, wait for however long it takes on a walk-in basis to get the Apostille.

Is an apostille the same as a notary?

No, an apostille is a authentication of a an official’s signature on an official document issued in the state of California.  A notary can be hired to acquire an apostille. An apostille can be acquired for a notarized document if it is not a document issued by the state of California.

What Does an apostille form entail?

An apostille is a pre-printed form (min. 9 x 9 cm’s) with 10 items of information with blank spaces to be filled-in by the designated authority in the issuing country. [Source: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/apostille.html]

How much does a California apostille cost?

As of this writing (2018), “a $20 fee for each authentication certificate and an additional $6 special handling fee for each different public official’s signature to be authenticated is required.” [Source: http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication/]  Apostille service fees may apply to handle this for you such as travel and processing fees. If you need a same day or expedited Apostille, you would have to go into a regional office and wait since it’s first come first serve. Many people don’t have the time to do this and will seek the services of a certified notary public to handle the California apostille service procedure for them.

What is an apostille for birth certificate? How to get an apostille birth certificate?

An apostille for a birth certificate is a certification of the signature of the official of the department of public health on a birth certificate.  If the apostille is for a California birth certificate, then it will need to be obtained at one of the California Secretary of State offices – Los Angeles or Sacramento.

Where can I apostille a birth certificate in Los Angeles?

An apostille birth certificate in California can be obtained in the Los Angeles office of the Secretary of State.  The office location is: 300 South Spring Street, room 12513, Los Angeles, Ca. 90013.

What does it mean to have a document apostille?

Having a document apostille refers to obtaining a signature certification for a document that needs to be used abroad in a Apostille Convention or Hague Convention country.  To be considered valid, each document must be accompanied by an Apostille (authorization certificate).

Where do I go to get an apostille? How to get an Apostille in California?

Any California apostille services must be processed at one of two offices of the Secretary of State of California. One location is in Los Angeles and the other is in Sacramento. Obtaining an apostille in California can be done either by mail or by walking into any of the offices with the appropriate documents and paying the Apostille fee. The office locations are as listed below:

Sacramento (Main Office)
1500 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653–3595
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding state holidays)

Mailing Address:
Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277–0001

Los Angeles (Regional Office)
300 South Spring Street, Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 897-3062

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding state holidays)

[Source: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/regional-office/]

Where is the apostille los angeles office?

Many think that there is a California secretary of state apostille office.  This is partially true. The apostille authentication certificate is obtained at a California secretary of state office, but there is no designated office.  The authentication certificate is one of several services that the S.O.S office provides. At the regional office in Los Angeles, the following services can be processed (all others must be processed in the main office in Sacramento):

  • Authentication of a public official’s name (Apostille)
  • Filing a domestic partnership
  • Filing corporation documents

How long does it take to get an apostille in California?

The time it takes to obtain a California apostille can vary depending on if you walk into a California Secretary of State office or apply for an authentication certificate through the mail.  It could be a few hours to a couple weeks (if mailed, depending on how long it takes to process and mail back to your desired location). On the Secretary of State’s website, there are updated dates for which date submitted apostilles are being processed (walk-ins are usually day of while mail-ins are usually 7 days previous, therefore a week behind depending on current load)

Where to find the best apostille services near me?

For those that would rather have a professional notary public handle their apostille certification, there are many nearby apostille services like ours.  Trust us to handle your important documents with care and respect. Our team has been successfully obtaining California apostille stamps and certificates for our clients for over a decade.  We offer mobile apostille services where we come to you and handle everything from beginning to end.

How to verify an apostille California reference number?

Go to: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/apostille-search/ and enter the certificate number to verify if it was issued by the California Secretary of State’s office.

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California Apostille Services

We hope you now have a better understanding of what an Apostille is, why you’d need one, and where to obtain one.  If you still have questions or would rather hire a professional to handle the California apostille services in the Los Angeles regional office for you, please contact us and set up an appointment to handle the processing of the authentication certificates for your documents to be used in Hague Convention countries abroad.  We look forward to hearing from you.