Do you need an Apostille on a Death Certificate?
In order for the document to qualify for a California Apostille, the Death Certificate needs to be a certified copy issued /signed by the County Clerk’s office. Its extremely important that the certificate is issued by the County Clerk and NOT the Health Services Department. A signature by a medical doctor working at the Health Services Department does NOT qualify for an Apostille.
There are 58 Counties in California so it’s important to contact the correct County Clerk for assistants if you don’t have a certified copy. For example, if the person passed-away in Los Angeles County, you will need to contact the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Office for assistants. You can also order the Death Certificate online by visiting http://www.vitalchek.com
If the certified certificate is signed by the County Clerk’s Office, please mail-in the original certified certificate including our Order Form and credit card authorization form to our office. The certificate will be processed the same-day it’s received and will be returned to you by UPS air for next business morning delivery at no additional fee.
Please Contact Us with any questions you may have. We’ve processed thousands of Death Certificates over the years and have the experience and knowledge to help expedite the process. We can also ship the document anywhere in the world. International shipping rates apply.
Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.