If you need to obtain a California Apostille for your school diploma and transcripts, you will first need to contact the official who maintains the records at the school to schedule a time for a notary to travel to the school to notarize the transcripts. Some schools will have a notary on staff so be sure to ask before paying a notary to visit the school.
The transcripts will generally be sealed, embossed, and include a signature from the school official. The notary will attach a California Acknowledgment to the transcripts and the acknowledgment will be stapled behind the page signed and embossed by the school official.
Schools generally do not notarize diplomas because diplomas are typically ordered and send directly to the students. A work-around is to make a copy of the original diploma and take the copy to a local notary who will attach a California Copy Certification by Document Custodian to the copy of the school diploma. The holder of the diploma will take an oath that the copy of the diploma is a true copy of an original in his/her possession.
Once the school diploma and transcripts have been notarized, you can now send the documents to our address for processing. We only accept diplomas and transcripts which are notarized by a California notary public. We can process your documents with the Los Angeles Secretary of State in one business day. Here is the link to our California Apostille order form:
If you need your transcripts notarized for universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools in the Los Angeles County area, we can help! We offer complimentary pick-up, notarize, and FedEx overnight shipping to any address in the United States.
Here is a list of Universities in the Los Angeles area we have provided notary and apostille service for:
USC – University of Southern California
UCLA – University of California Los Angeles
CSUN – Cal State University Northridge
CalStateLA – California State University Los Angeles
A California Apostille is attached to a document whose country is a member of the Apostille Convention. If the country is not a member of the Apostille Convention, then the California Secretary of State will attach a Certification. To view a list of countries who are members of the Apostille convention, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/countries-for-apostille-service/
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