California Apostille for Certificate of Free Sale

Do you need a California Apostille for your Certificate of Free Sale?

Foreign governments who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention require a “Certificate of Free Sale”,  when companies in California export products to them. The certificate of free sale is evidence that goods, such as food items and/or cosmetics, are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin.

A local Chamber of Commerce can issue a Certificate of Free Sale for products legally sold in the United States. A Certificate of Free Sale states that the company selling the products has submitted evidence that the products listed on the certificate are freely sold in the United States.

A Certificate of Free Sale in California will first need to be notarized before its eligible for an Apostille.  You can visit a local notary or schedule a notary to your location.  Once the signer acknowledges their signature on the document, the notary will attach a document called a “California Acknowledgment” to the signed page.

If you are located in Los Angeles, we provide additional complimentary services at no additional cost.  These services include complimentary notarization (If required) and pick-up service. Visit this link to request a notary:  Los Angeles Notary

Once your documents has been processed, we’ll overnight the documents by FedEx Priority Mail back to you for next business morning delivery.  We ship by FedEx unless you request otherwise.  Additional shipping fee applies for international delivery.

We accept cash, money orders, certified bank checks,, credit cards, and checks. If you make payment with a personal or business check, there may be a 7 business day hold time for clearing of funds. For faster processing time please pay with a credit card.

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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