Apostille Power of Attorney POA

Do you need to apostille a Power of Attorney – POA?

A power of attorney signed and notarized in the State of California must also be apostilled through the California State office.  Our offices in California (San Francisco and Los Angeles) can expedite the processing of your documents the same-day.

If the country requesting your documents is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, then your documents will receive an apostille.  If the country is not a member, then your documents will receive a certificate.  Please note that countries who are not members also require additional steps to complete (Example: US Department of State certification and Embassy or Consulate legalization).

We recommend that a power of attorney be drafted by a professional from the country requesting it.  For example, if you need a power of attorney for Russia, we recommend that an attorney in Russia draft the power of attorney.  In the State of California, a document can be written in any language.  As long as the notary completed the notarization and adds correct notarial wording in English the State of California will apostille the documents.

We recommend that you contact us before mailing in your documents in order to avoid any delays or additional cost.

The very first step is to take your power of attorney to a local notary public.  The notary must notaries your documents and use proper California State notarial wording in English.  We can provide you samples of the notarial wording when you contact us.

Obtaining an apostille on your power of attorney can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the authentication 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.