Services – Apostilles


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Let’s face it, getting an Apostille/Authentication on documents in the State of California may be a burdensome and confusing process. Navigating through multiple public agencies, sifting through multiple applications, encountering conflicting instructions, and even discovering discrepancies in paperwork are among some of the issues that make Apostilles a particularly burdensome affair.

Fortunately, we have established a streamlined procedure to initiate, process, and complete your Apostille/Authentications in a timely and efficient manner. We are prepared to process documents requiring Apostilles for any country in the world by offering excellent service with accuracy, reliability and attention to detail.

When it comes to your important documents, don’t leave accuracy and reliability to chance. Bonded and insured, we guarantee your documents will be handled with the utmost precision and care. We are eager to assist, and hope that we can bring some knowledge and simplicity to this process for you. If you have any questions or want to know more about how simple and easy we can make this process for you, please do not hesitate to reach out, we are here to help!

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille (pronounced “ah-po-steel”) is a French word meaning certification. It’s simply the name for a specialized certificate, issued by the California Secretary of State. The Apostille, which contains a stamped red seal, is attached to your original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will accepted in one of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

In 1961, many countries joined together to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member countries. Since October 15, 1981, the United States has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

Apostille Convention

The Apostille Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Documents destined for use in participating countries and their territories should be certified by one of the officials in the jurisdiction in which the document has been executed.

The Apostille Convention requires that all Apostille’s be numbered consecutively, with individual numbers applied to each Apostille issued. The recognized standard Apostille contains 10 mandatory references: a seal, name of country from which the document emanates, name of person signing the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted, the name of the authority that has affixed the seal or stamp, place of certification date of certification, the authority issuing the certificate, number of certificate, seal or stamp of authority issuing certificate, and signature of authority issuing certificate.

For professional and reliable document authentication and certification, get your document Apostilles with us.  Book your appointment below.

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Types of Documents Requiring Apostilles

    • Petition for Name Change
    • Criminal record, FBI background check
    • A copy of an ID or Passport
    • Letter of invitation for US visa
    • Evaluation of foreign education credentials for the US
    • Single status affidavit
    • Bill of sale, Car Title, Bank letter
    • Birth, Death, Marriage certificates
    • Transcripts, Degrees, Diplomas
    • Affidavit, Power of Attorney
    • Court documents, Divorce decree, Judgments
    • Patent, Assignment, Trademark
    • Pharmaceutical Certifications


    • ISO Certificates
    • Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Certificates of Amendment
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Distributorship Agreements
    • IRS Form 6166
    • FDA Certificate
    • Certificates of Good Standing, Incumbency, Origin

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