Mexico Apostille – California

California Apostille for MexicoThe information in this article is for documents originating from the State of California to be used in the country of Mexico.  Mexico is a member of the Apostille convention and documents sent to this country will receive an Apostille from the Secretary of State in California.

These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Power of Attorney, Affidavits, and more.  For a list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service/

If your documents are from the State of California Vital Record’s office (Birth, Death, Marriage), your documents are required to be a certified original (blue/pink in color) and signed by the County Clerk Registrar Recorder’s office.  If your document is signed by the health department (Ex: Medical Doctor), you’ll need to have your documented authenticated (Exemplification) by the County before the document is eligible for a California Apostille.  Read more here: http://www.apostille.la/2012/09/15/los-angeles-county-death-birth-certificate-authentication-for-california-apostille/

A Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Transcripts, Diploma, Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, etc.. will need to be notarized by a California notary before the document qualifies for a California Apostille.  A local notary can help you with your notarization.  If you reside in Los Angeles and need a Los Angeles notary, call us at 310-876-8489 or 888-810-4054.

Generally, Power of Attorney documents for Mexico will already be translated with English on one side and Spanish on the other.  It’s important to speak with an attorney in Mexico who will help you with your Power of Attorney.

Obtaining a California Apostille can be complicated and time consuming.  The Secretary of State has only two offices in California making it difficult for most people to drive to their office.  The usual wait time is 3 hours at the Los Angeles Secretary of State’s office.

We provide fast same-day apostille service in California.  Documents received by 10:30am Monday through Friday will be eligible for same-day Apostille service.  Once processed, your important documents will be shipped by FedEx overnight delivery to your location at no additional charge.

To help save time and money, we can also ship your documents to Mexico.  Additional shipping fees apply.

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

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