Burbank Apostille

We make getting an Apostille in Burbank easy. Our unique service provides complimentary mobile notary service including picking-up your documents from your home or office. We can meet you anywhere in the City of Burbank including the areas of Glendale, North Hollywood, Hollywood, & Toluca Lake.

You also have the option to mail us your documents for fast same-day processing with the California Secretary of State in Los Angeles. For documents received by 10:30am, we guarantee your documents will be processed and completed the same day we receive them. Processed documents are then returned by FedEx next business morning to your location in Burbank or anywhere else in the world.

We provide fast same-day service. Let us take this important, complicated, and time-consuming process off your hands.

You can spend several weeks trying to figure out how to obtain an Apostille and up to two months waiting for your documents to arrive from the Secretary of State (If you haven’t made a mistake) OR you can hire our professional service and receive your documents back in one business day with the California Apostille attached.

We can only process documents issued from the State of California. These documents include: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree signed by the Superior Court, and more. For a full list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service/

We can also obtain a California Apostille for documents notarized by a California notary only. These documents include: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma. We provide complimentary Los Angeles notary service in Santa Monica for documents which require a California Apostille.

Before mailing in your documents to our office, it’s important that you contact us. You maybe required to scan and email us a copy of your documents for verification as some documents may not qualify for an Apostille or it’s possible the documents have not been notarized correctly. Birth Certificates and Death Certificates signed by a doctor will first need to be authenticated by the Los Angeles county clerk before your document qualifies for an Apostille. It’s important that we review your documents over the phone for verification.

If you decide to mail-in your document to our office, we recommend FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail service. We do provide international shipping at an additional fee. Please call us for a price quote. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.

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

Hollywood Apostille

We make it easy getting an Apostille in Hollywood, CA. We are experts in the California Apostille process with hundreds of international documents processed monthly.  Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, famous for its commercial area and entertainment industry.

We provide complimentary Hollywood Notary Service for documents which require an Apostille.

We specialize in fast same-day processing with the California Secretary of State’s office in Los Angeles. For documents received by 10:30am, we guarantee your documents will be processed and completed the same day we receive them. Processed documents are then returned by FedEx next business morning delivery to your location in Hollywood. We can also ship your document to any location in the world. Additional shipping rates apply for international shipments.

Apostilles can be complicated! Let us take this important, complicated, and time-consuming process off your hands.

You can spend several weeks trying to figure out how to obtain an Apostille and up to two months waiting for your documents to arrive from the California Secretary of State (If you haven’t made a mistake) OR you can hire our professional service and receive your documents back in one business day.

Example of a California Apostille

We can only process documents issued from the State of California. These documents include: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree signed by the Superior Court, and more. For a full list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service

It’s important to send us your original certified documents and not copies. Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates need to be certified originals signed by the Los Angeles County Clerk. Any document related to a divorce needs to be stamped by the California Superior Court in Los Angeles County. If you are unsure if your documents are an original, give us a call. Copies (black and white) are not acceptable.

We can also obtain a California Apostille for documents notarized by a California notary only. These documents include: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma.

Before mailing in your documents to our office, it’s important that you contact us. You maybe required to scan and email us a copy of your documents for verification as some documents may not qualify for an Apostille or it’s possible the documents have not been notarized correctly.

Birth Certificates and Death Certificates signed by the Los Angeles County Health Officer (Doctor) will first need to be authenticated by the Los Angeles County Clerk before the document qualifies for an Apostille. It’s important that we review your documents over the phone for verification.  We also provide document authentication (Exemplification) by the Los Angeles County Clerk in Norwark, CA for an additional fee.

We recommend you sending in your documents by the following carriers: FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail service. We do provide international shipping at an additional fee. Please call us for a price quote. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.

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

Consulate Embassy Legalization Los Angeles

We provide Legalization for your documents through the Consulate General or Embassy offices in Los Angeles.

If the Consulate or Embassy has a location here in Los Angeles, we can provide Los Angeles notary service, California Apostille, and legalization of your documents.  Our California Apostille service agents are also Los Angeles notaries ensuring that your documents are notarized correctly for international use.  The destination country will determine if your document receives a California Apostille or Certification.  Countries who are members of the Apostille convention will receive an Apostille.  Those countries which are not, will receive a Certification.

The Apostille only certifies the authenticity of the signature and the capacity of the person who has signed the document.  The Apostille does not certify the contents of the document.  Before contacting our office, it’s important to have your original documents in-hand or know what kind of documents you’ll need an Apostille on.  Not every document qualifies for a California Apostille so please call us before you mail in your documents.

We provide authentication ( legalization) services to corporations, law firms, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on all documents that will be used in foreign countries.

We authenticate personal documents such as birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates as well as, other “vital documents”. We serve businesses that need to legalize documents for foreign trade such as power of attorney, invoices, certificate of origin, etc.

You can view a list of Foreign Consul General or Embassy offices by visiting this link:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/ibrp/consulates.htm

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

Los Angeles County Death / Birth Certificate Authentication for California Apostille

The information in this article is for people who need to have their death or birth certificate exemplificated (authenticated) by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder / County Clerk’s office in Norwalk prior to obtaining a California Apostille.  If you do not need a California Apostille, please contact the Los Angeles County clerk for more information.

If your document is signed by a health office, Example: Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, and you need a California Apostille, you will first need to have your document exemplificated (authenticated) by the Los Angeles County Clerk in Norwalk before the document is eligible for a California Apostille.  The Secretary of State cannot attach an Apostille to a document signed by a health professional.

We provide California Apostille service in Los Angeles for documents signed by a health officer.  Because this process is actually a two-step process, the document must first be hand-delivered to the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder / County Clerk’s office in Norwalk.  Once the document has been verified by the Los Angeles County Clerk, it will then be stapled to the death or birth certificate with a document called the Public Official Certificate.  Here is a sample of that document:

This document is required before the California Secretary of State will attach an Apostille.  If your death or birth certificate is already signed by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder / County Clerk’s office, then you do not need to take this extra step and can proceed to download our California Apostille order form to begin the process of sending us your document.

California has 58 different counties so if your death or birth certificate is signed by a health officer in another county, you’ll need to contact the county clerk of that county so they can sign off on that document prior to obtaining a California 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!

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

Los Angeles Secretary of State Apostille

The Secretary of State is located in Downtown Los Angeles on Spring Street.  As an Apostille service agent, we’re available to assist you in obtaining an Apostille for your California documents.  This professional service is only available for documents of California origin (Example: Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Diploma, Transcripts, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, etc…).  Also, an Apostille is only attached to document being sent to a country that is a member of the Apostille Convention.

If you’re in Los Angeles, we provide a range of services at no additional cost.  Our full service includes picking-up your documents from your location, providing complimentary notary service, and then sending your documents overnight to your address to following business morning.

The Secretary of State in Los Angeles is closed on the weekends and major holidays.  In certain situations, we’re able to drop off your documents the same day.

If you reside outside of Los Angeles, you can send us your documents by UPS, FedEx or Priority Mail.  Please do not send us your original documents by regular mail.  The best method to protect your originals is to get a tracking number and a direct signature required before the document carrier will leave the document at our office.

Download our California Apostille order form here.

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.

How Do I Get a California Apostille?

How do I get a California Apostille?

You have two choices on how to get a California Apostille.
1. You can do it yourself or
2. You can hire a professional California Apostille Service agent.

Not every document can receive an Apostille. Common reasons why an Apostille may be rejected by the California Secretary of State in Los Angeles are:

1. Document not originated from California.
2. Document not signed by the county clerk.
3. Improper notarization – missing signature, seal, proper notarial wording, etc…
4. Not having an original certificate (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc..)
5. Destination county is not a member of the Apostille Convention.

You’ll first need to make sure your document qualifies for an Apostille.

You can take the guesswork out of obtaining a California Apostille because we have years of knowledge and experience. We’ve provided Apostille service to hundreds of clients and authenticated thousands of documents at the state and county level.  You don’t have to drive to any of the county / state offices and wait in line for hours because we do the work for you.

We do charge a professional fee for our Apostille service which covers the cost of our time (2-3 hours) for waiting at the Los Angeles Secretary of State office, traveling to the office in Downtown Los Angeles, parking fee, Apostille fee, and authentication fee.  We also provide complimentary; pick-up, notarization of your documents (Up to three for each Apostille), and FedEx next business morning by 10:30am for clients who are located in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

We provide Apostille service for all 58 counties in California including; Los Angeles Apostille, San Diego Apostille, San Francisco Apostille, Ventura County Apostille, Orange County Apostille, Santa Barbara Apostille, and more!

The learn more about the cost to obtain an Apostille, visit this link:
http://www.apostille.la/rates/

Note: 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.

California Apostille School Diploma and Transcripts

If you need to obtain a California Apostille for your school diploma and transcripts, you will first need to contact the official who maintains the records at the school to schedule a time for a notary to travel to the school to notarize the transcripts.  Some schools will have a notary on staff so be sure to ask before paying a notary to visit the school.

The transcripts will generally be sealed, embossed, and include a signature from the school official.  The notary will attach a California Acknowledgment to the transcripts and the acknowledgment will be stapled behind the page signed and embossed by the school official.

Schools generally do not notarize diplomas because diplomas are typically ordered and send directly to the students.  A work-around is to make a copy of the original diploma and take the copy to a local notary who will attach a California Copy Certification by Document Custodian to the copy of the school diploma.  The holder of the diploma will take an oath that the copy of the diploma is a true copy of an original in his/her possession.

Once the school diploma and transcripts have been notarized, you can now send the documents to our address for processing.  We only accept diplomas and transcripts which are notarized by a California notary public.  We can process your documents with the Los Angeles Secretary of State in one business day.  Here is the link to our California Apostille order form:
http://www.apostille.la/order-form/

If you need your transcripts notarized for universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools in the Los Angeles County area, we can help!  We offer complimentary pick-up, notarize, and FedEx overnight shipping to any address in the United States.

Here is a list of Universities in the Los Angeles area we have provided notary and apostille service for:
USC – University of Southern California
UCLA – University of California Los Angeles
CSUN – Cal State University Northridge
CalStateLA – California State University Los Angeles
Peperdine University

A California Apostille is attached to a document whose country is a member of the Apostille Convention.  If the country is not a member of the Apostille Convention, then the California Secretary of State will attach a Certification.  To view a list of countries who are members of the Apostille convention, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/countries-for-apostille-service/

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

Notary in Los Angeles

A special service we provide to residents of Los Angeles who need a California Apostille is complimentary notary service.  We’ll drive to your home or office and notarize your documents at no additional cost.  We also provide complimentary pick-up and delivery of your documents.

Our service provides guaranteed next business day delivery of your documents.  

We’ve notarize thousands of signatures over the years and have the experience necessary to not only notarize your documents correctly, but also provide helpful guidance and information necessary to obtaining a California Apostille.

Obtaining an Apostilles can be complicated! Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California notary and Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Keep in mind that some countries may only ask for notary authentication in Los Angeles.

If you reside outside of Los Angeles, you can send us your original documents via FedEx, UPS or Priority/Express Mail from the United States Postal Service. For security purposes, always get a tracking number.

For more instruction, click this link: http://www.apostille.la/getting-started/

For documents received by 10:30 a.m., we guarantee the documents will be completed in 1-2 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and major holidays). We provide FREE return shipping via FedEx Next Day service to anywhere in the United States at no additional cost.

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