How Do I Get a California Apostille?

How do I get a California Apostille?

You have two choices on how to get a California Apostille.
1. You can do it yourself or
2. You can hire a professional California Apostille Service agent.

Not every document can receive an Apostille. Common reasons why an Apostille may be rejected by the California Secretary of State in Los Angeles are:

1. Document not originated from California.
2. Document not signed by the county clerk.
3. Improper notarization – missing signature, seal, proper notarial wording, etc…
4. Not having an original certificate (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc..)
5. Destination county is not a member of the Apostille Convention.

You’ll first need to make sure your document qualifies for an Apostille.

You can take the guesswork out of obtaining a California Apostille because we have years of knowledge and experience. We’ve provided Apostille service to hundreds of clients and authenticated thousands of documents at the state and county level.  You don’t have to drive to any of the county / state offices and wait in line for hours because we do the work for you.

We do charge a professional fee for our Apostille service which covers the cost of our time (2-3 hours) for waiting at the Los Angeles Secretary of State office, traveling to the office in Downtown Los Angeles, parking fee, Apostille fee, and authentication fee.  We also provide complimentary; pick-up, notarization of your documents (Up to three for each Apostille), and FedEx next business morning by 10:30am for clients who are located in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

We provide Apostille service for all 58 counties in California including; Los Angeles Apostille, San Diego Apostille, San Francisco Apostille, Ventura County Apostille, Orange County Apostille, Santa Barbara Apostille, and more!

The learn more about the cost to obtain an Apostille, visit this link:

Note: Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California 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!

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

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