In the State of California, an Apostille does NOT contain a gold seal. Some of our competitors who have not updated their websites in years may display an incorrect image of an Apostille issued by the California Secretary of State. California Apostille Example
The image located with this article displays a current State of California Apostille. The California Apostille does contain a stamped red seal.
There are however some States which do apply a gold embossed seal on an Apostille. For example, in the State of Tennessee, the Secretary of State attaches a gold embossed seal to the Apostille. Tennessee Apostille Example
In other States, the seal is in gold color and not an embossed gold seal. For example, in the State of Texas, the Secretary of State attaches a gold colored seal on the Apostille. Texas Apostille Example
However in the State of California, if the destination country is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, the Certificate attached to your document will have a gold seal. California Document Certification
Would you like to see an example of an Apostille form different States? United States Apostille
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!
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