Apostille a Diploma

We provide fast California Apostille Services for your School Diploma. If you attended a school (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, University, Trade School, etc..) in California and plan to work or continue your studies in another country, the requesting country will ask that your records be authenticated (notarized) by the School Registrar prior to receiving an apostille from the California Secretary of State.

If the requesting country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents only require notarization and the Apostille from the Secretary of State.  If the country is not a member, then your documents may require further authentication through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and document legalization through the Embassy / Consulate office.  Our Staff in D.C. can handle your Department of State and legalization requests quickly.

To keep things simple, we’ve provided the steps you should take below. Please note: You do not need to be at the school or present at the Secretary of State’s office. We will professionally handle your documents once they arrive at our office even if you are no longer in the country.  International Apostille Services, Inc. is a registered service provider with the California Secretary of State – Authentications, Apostilles, and Certificates.

Here is a short video that explains the process:

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Contact the schools Registrar and inform the official there that you need your Diploma and/or transcript copy certified. If the school does not have a notary on staff, you will need to find a traveling notary to meet with the school Registrar. If the school is not able to order your diploma quickly, you can mail your original diploma to the school to help speed up the process. Remember, you can always order a new Diploma if you use the one you currently have in your possession.  Keep in mind an apostille is stapled and stamped to the diploma.  Also, if your diploma is larger than letter size, we may have to fold your diploma in half.

Step 2: Once your Diploma have been copy certified by the local notary and school registrar, it is now eligible for the California Apostille. We recommend that your documents be delivered to our office for fast processing with the Secretary of State.

That’s it! In order to save time and money, we recommend that you download our Apostille Order Form and Credit Card Authorization form and email it to us. We’ll keep it on file and process your order once your notarized diploma arrives. Remember, you don’t need to be present for your documents to be authenticated by the school or the Secretary of State. We can facilitate the process saving you time and money.

In certain rare occasions, your documents may also require authentication by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. This type of request is usually handled for documents being sent to countries who are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  Example: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran, etc… We process Diplomas and Transcripts from all major Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Please Contact Us with any questions you may have.

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

In California, we have two offices to serve you:

Our Los Angeles Mailing Address:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
Attn: Richard M. Johnston
2600 W. Olive Ave. Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505
1-310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054

Processing time: Same-day and returned the next business morning by FedEx.

International Apostille Services, Inc. San FranciscoOur San Francisco Mailing Address:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
Attn: Richard M. Johnston
1 Sansome Street #3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
1-415-871-0759 or 1-888-810-4054

Processing time: 2-3 business days and returned the next business morning by FedEx. For faster service (same-day), please mail-in your documents to our Los Angeles office.

We have additional Offices in: Texas, New York, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

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




We have Apostilled Diplomas and Transcripts from the following Universities and Colleges in California:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Southern California (USC)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Stanford University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
American Film Institute (AFI)
San Diego University
California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach)
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
San Jose State University (SJSU)
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
California State University, Fullerton
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
California State University, Sacramento
Pepperdine University
University of San Diego
Santa Clara University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Chico
Chapman University
California State University, Fresno
City College of San Francisco
Cerritos College
Santa Monica College
Loyola Marymount University
University of California, Riverside
California State University, San Bernardino
El Camino College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
California State University, San Marcos (CSSM)
Humboldt State University
Sonoma State University
Orange Coast College
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Saddleback College
De Anza College
University of the Pacific
Santa Rosa Junior College
Long Beach City College
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSDH)
Los Angeles Pierce College
California State University, Fullerton