Driver License Apostille

Are you planning to driver in another country and need an apostille on your Driver License?

If you are planning to swap your State issued license for another, your driver license will need to be notarized before it can receive the apostille.

The first step is to find a notary public who will be able to assist you with the copy certification process.  The process involves making a color copy of your driver license and having it notarized.  Before we can apostille the copy, it must be signed and notarized in the State of issuance.  For example, if your driver license was issued from the State of California, you will need to have a color copy notarized in California.  If your driver license was issued from the State of New York, the color copy will need to be signed and notarized in the State of Texas before we can apostille it (New York Apostille).

Note: Each U.S. State issues an apostille and a driver license.  Your driver license must be apostilled from the state of issuance.

Some States may refer to this type of notarization as “Copy Certification” while others will have you write out a statement and sign it in front of a notary (Jurat Statement).  We recommend that you find a knowledgeable notary who will be able to help you with the notarization process.

If you are currently outside of the USA, you will need to seek the assistance of a family member or friend who is located in the same State your driver license originates from.  For example, if you are currently in South Korea, and your driver license is from California, you can have a family member or friend copy certify your driver license with a notary in the State of Florida and then mail in the document to our Florida office for processing.  Please note that you will need to mail in the original driver license in order for the notary to perform the notarization.

If your driver license originates from: California, New York or Washington DC, we can copy certify your license if you mail in the original to our office.  Please note that we have nine offices throughout the United States and each office can process documents from specific states (State Jurisdiction).  For example, even though we do not have an office in Nevada, our Los Angeles office can process through the State of Nevada.  Our nine offices cover all 50 U.S. States.

Once the copy has been notarized, the second step is to mail in your original notarized copy to our office for processing.  The cost and processing time varies by State.  In a handful of States, a notarized document also requires County Clerk authentication prior to the Apostille.  The State of California does not require County Clerk authentication prior to the apostille.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on our documents.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-484-5296 (International Callers).

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Expat (Expatriate) Apostille Services

Have you been told that you need to apostille or certify your documents at an Embassy or Consulate office? We can help you if your documents originate from the USA.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on our documents.

Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-484-5296 (International Callers).

The most common documents we can apostille for expatriates are:

  1. FBI Background Check
  2. State Background Check
  3. Diplomas and Transcripts
  4. Employement Verification
  5. Single Status Affidavit
  6. Divorce Decrees
  7. Driver License

It’s important to know what type of documents are being requested from you before you contact our office. For example, if your current employer is requesting a background check, you will need to find out if a FBI background check is sufficient. Some employers will request an FBI background check in addition to a State background check.

If you are planning to get married and need to prove that you are single, you will need to contact the County Clerk and request a single status affidavit. Most US Embassy or US Consulate offices can also provide you a sworn notarized affidavit that you are single.

If you have been previously married and are now divorced, you will also need to obtain a certified copy of your divorce decree.

As soon as you know what type of documents you need to apostille, go ahead and call our office 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-484-5296 (International Callers). You can also email us at: support@apostille.la

In addition to providing apostille services, our office can also certify and legalize documents for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention. The most popular countries we can certify, legalize, and attest documents are for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait. Many expats from the USA enjoy working in these countries because of the quality of life and pay.

In order to understand the steps required to complete your documents, the first step is to contact our office. It’s important to have your documents with you when you call as we may ask specific information about your documents.

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

Apostille Holiday Hours 2016

Our Holiday Hours:
Our customer service and online chat service will be available on
Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th from 8am to 7pm.

Our offices will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016.

All documents received between December 23rd and December 27th
will be processed on Tuesday, December 27th.

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!
Thank you for your business!

Chamber of Commerce Apostille

apostille a notarized documentDo you have a document issued or notarized by the local Chamber of Commerce that requires an apostille?

From our experience, only a handful of documents will require the Chamber of Commerce to issue and/or notarize.

These documents include:

  1. Certificate of Origin
  2. Commercial Invoice
  3. Certificate of Free Sale

A certificate of Free Sale can be issued by the Company, Chamber of Commerce, State office, and Federal Government.  It’s important to find out who will issue this document.  For some documents, the FDA can issue the Certificate of Free sale.

If you are planning to export goods into another country, you will be required to provide the necessary paperwork (Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice).

The most common countries to request these type of documents are: Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Vietnam, and Iran.

Note: If the country requesting your documents is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, then all your documents require is the State apostille.  Hague Apostille Member Countries

The requirements for every country is unique.  Some countries will request your documents to be notarized by the local Chamber of Commerce while others only require a company representative to sign the documents in front of a notary public.  Some countries will request the documents to be authenticated by the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce while another will ask for the documents to be authenticated through a designated law office in Washington, D.C.

In order to understand the requirements of the country, the first step is to contact our office. It’s important to have your documents with you when you call.  Also, we will need to know the value of your commercial invoice.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Los Angeles Apostille – Glendale, CA

International Apostille Services, Inc. Los Angeles OfficesInternational Apostille Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have opened our newest apostille office in Glendale (Los Angeles), CA.

Located just 15 minutes from the California Secretary of State’s office in Los Angeles, our office provides fast same-day California Apostille Services.  Documents mailed in or dropped-off at our office before 2:30 PM can be processed the same-day through the State office.  We also provide FedEx overnight return shipping to most addressed within the United States at no additional cost.

The very first step is to contact us.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Our office in Los Angeles can also process documents from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State.

Common documents we can apostille are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Diploma Apostille for South Korea

Apostille Diploma and TranscriptsIf you are planning to teach in South Korea, you will be required to obtain an apostille on your diploma and transcripts.  In order to apostille your documents, they must first be notarized by the school’s registrar.  Once notarized, then our office can apostille your document through the States’ office.

A diploma must be apostilled from the State the school is located in. Whether you attended middle school, high school, college, University, or trade school, the diploma must be signed by the school’s registrar and notarized.   The signature of the school’s registrar needs to be notarized.  Beware of companies who request to apostille your diploma and transcripts from the wrong states’ office.

For example, if you attended UCLA (California), the diploma and transcripts will need to be signed by the registrar’s office at the UCLA campus and apostilled through the State of California.  Remember, if an employer calls the school, the signature on the diploma and transcripts should be easily identifiable.

Every year, we apostille hundreds of diploma for Korea.  By far, more people are interested in working in South Korea then Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait combined.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services. We can process marriage certificates issued from all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Apostille Marriage

Apostille MarriageDo you need an apostille on your Marriage Certificate?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your documents.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions.  1-888-810-4054

Common reasons why another country would request an Apostille on your Marriage Certificate is:

– Dual Citizenship
– Death of Spouse
– Interest & Ownership in Property
– Selling property in another country
– Inheritance
– Moving to Another Country
– Working in Another Country
– Living with your spouse in another country (Example: Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc…)

The State of California can only apostille a marriage certificate issued by the County Clerk, Assessor, or the State Registrar.  If your marriage certificate is issued by another State, visit our US Apostille Services page for more information.

In order to apostille your marriage certificate, you must mail in the original or obtain a new certified copy from the County Clerk’s office.  The State of California has 58 County Clerk offices.  You can either call the County Clerk or order a new certified copy online through VitalCheck.com and have it delivered to our office for processing.

Once we receive your documents, we’ll process them through the State of California the same-day.  We also provide FedEx overnight shipping at no additional cost.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services. We can process marriage certificates issued from all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Apostille Diploma and Transcripts

Apostille Diploma and TranscriptsHow to Apostille a Diploma and Transcript?

If you are continuing your education in another country or if you have been offered a job, you will be required to provide an apostille on your diploma and transcripts.  Some countries may only require your diploma while others may request the diploma and the transcript.

We can apostille diplomas and transcripts issued from the following institutions:

  1. Universities
  2. Colleges
  3. Trade Schools
  4. State Issued Certificates (Example: Board of Accountancy)
  5. High School
  6. Middle Schools

The most common countries we process diplomas and transcripts are for:

  • South Korea
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Venezuela
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • and more!

Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention only require the Secretary of State’s apostille.

Please beware of apostille service companies who will re-notarize and apostille your diploma and transcripts from a State other than the institution is located in.  Example: A New York apostille on a University of California diploma.

For countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will require multiple steps to complete.  These steps are State certification, US Department of State certification, an Embassy or Consulate legalization. Note: Some countries may only require your diploma and transcripts to be processed through the State and Consulate office.  Please, call us for instructions, cost, processing time, and order forms.

The very first step is to contact the Registrar.  The Registrar will need to meet with a notary and have your documents notarized.  If the institution does not have a notary on staff, you can hire a traveling notary to meet with the Registrar.  From our experience, the registrar will do one of the following:

  1. Notarize the original diploma and transcripts. (Best choice).
  2. Notarize a color copy of the original diploma and the original transcripts.
  3. Sign and notarize a letter on the school’s letterhead stationary and attach it to the original diploma or a color copy of the original diploma.

Every institution has policies regarding how diplomas and transcripts can be notarized.  Some will ask for you to mail in your original documents while another will have to order a new diploma.

Once your diploma and transcripts have been notarized, the next step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable apostille service agents are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Call us today at 1-888-810-4054.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services. We process diplomas and transcripts issued from all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Apostille Death Certificate

Apostille Death CertificateDo you need an apostille on a California Death Certificate?

In the State of California, we can apostille a death certificate issued by the County Clerk or the State Registrar.  If the death certificate is signed by a Medical Doctor, your document requires County Clerk authentication before the document is eligible for an apostille.  If required, we can handle the County Clerk authentication in addition to the State apostille.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your documents.  We can apostille death certificates issued from all 58 Counties in California.  If you have a death certificate issued from another country, please contact someone in the other country for assistance.  We can only assist you with documents originating from the USA and for another country.

We can also apostille death certificates issued from all 50 States and the U.S. Federal Government.

Because of the unique requirements of each US State, we recommend that you mail in the death certificate to our office for processing.  Please note that we have nine offices throughout the United States and each office caters to a handful of States.  It’s important to mail in your document to the correct office in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.  Once we receive your document, we will review it and contact the State office for verification.  If the State office rejects your documents, we will contact you with instructions.

Common reasons why you will need an apostille on a death certificate:
1. Transfer of assets
2. Selling a property
3. Registering the death in another country other than the USA.
4. Bank accounts

A Death Certificate is generally requested when the family requests to settle the estate of the deceased in another country.  If the requesting country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you will be required to provide a Death Certificate with an Apostille. The Apostille helps authenticate the document for acceptance in the other country.  Be sure to check the death certificate for accuracy before mailing in the document to our office.

Death Certificates issued by a State must be authenticated from the same State. For example, if the person passed away in the State of California, the California Death Certificate must receive the apostille from the California Secretary of State. There is no exception to this rule.  Please be careful of companies who want to process the certificate from a State other than the one that issued the document.

Not all death certificates issued from the State can be processed from the State.  For example, in the State of California, a death certificate can only be apostilled if the certificate is issued by the State Registrar or County Clerk’s office.  As long as the certificate is blue/pink in color, we can obtain the apostille form the State office.   Some States will not apostille the certificate if it’s more than 12 months old while others require the certificate to be no more than six years old.

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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

Apostille Power of Attorney

Apostille Power of AttorneyDo you need an apostille on a Power of Attorney notarized in California?  If you plan to authorize another person in another country to conduct business on your behalf (Example: Sell a property, buy a property), you will need to sign, notarize, and apostille a power of attorney.  A power of attorney is also commonly referred to as a P.O.A.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting a California apostille on your documents.  We have an office in San Francisco and Los Angeles/Burbank.

Obtaining an apostille on a power of attorney can be as easy as visiting the local notary public and mailing in your documents to our office for processing.

Before you mail in your documents to our office, we will ask you the following questions when you call so we can email you the instructions, cost, and order forms.

Here are the questions we will ask you when you call…

  1. The U.S. State where your power of attorney will be notarized in?
  2. What language your power of attorney is in?
  3. What Country is requesting your document?

Please note that we cannot advise you on how to create a power of attorney because we are not international attorneys.  We recommend that you hire an attorney in the other country to help prepare a power of attorney.  We recommend that your power of attorney be written in English and in the other language (Example: English and Spanish).  The benefit of hiring a lawyer in the other country is to prevent any errors.

Is your power of attorney written in another language other than English?  Please call our office 1-888-810-4054 so we can discuss your document.  In certain situations, you may need to provide a notarized translation into English.  Also, in some U.S. States, a notarized document requires County Clerk authentication which can increase the cost and processing time.

Obtaining an apostille 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!

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