Apostille Guide

The fist step in obtaining an Apostille for your documents is to understand what is being requested.  For example, if you are getting married in Mexico, the requesting party will ask you to Apostille your Birth Certificate and a Single Status Affidavit from the County Clerk.

Below, we’ll give you a simple Guide on obtaining an Apostille:

Step 1: Documents Requested.  The requesting country will request specific documents from you.  Example: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Power of Attorney, etc..  Be sure to take note on what is being requested and gather all necessary documents to avoid any delays or additional costs.  If you don’t have your documents, Contact Us and let us know how we can help.

Step 2: Call for Verification.  Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, it’s important that you Contact Us to verify your documents before mailing them in to our office.  Not every document qualifies for an Apostille.  For example: photocopies, altered or damaged documents, etc…  You can also mail in your documents and we’ll review them for authenticity.

Step 3: Mailing-In Your Documents. Please mail-in your documents using a professional shipping carrier.  We recommend UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS Priority Mail.  Be sure to obtain a tracking number.  We’ll send you a message once your documents arrive at our office in Los Angeles or in Washington, DC.

Once we receive your documents and your payment, we’ll verify each of your documents with the State or the Federal Government for authenticity.  If we find any issues, we’ll contact you ASAP and provide you the steps you need to take to resolve the issue.  We can process documents from all 50 US States and the Federal Government in Washington, DC.

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

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