Apostille Death Certificate

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.

California Death Certificate Apostille

If you need an Apostille for a California Death Certificate, we’re here to help!

We provide California Apostille service for Death Certificates issued in the State of California.  If the death certificate was issued in another state or country, you’ll need to contact their Secretary of State for more information.

We provide same-day service at no additional cost and we’ll even send your documents back to you by the following business morning.  Before sending us the California Death Certificate, we’ll need to make sure you’ll be sending us the original.  You’ll need to mail us the original signed by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk as the Secretary of State will not accept copies.

If you’ve lost the California Death Certificate or never applied for one, you will need to contact the local county recorders office where the certificate originated.

For vital records such as birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates, it must be a “certified” long-form certificate provided by the local county clerk where the certificate originated. Your birth, marriage or death certificate should be a letter-size, pink-and-blue document with a blue State of California heading and signed at the bottom of the certificate by a California County Clerk Registrar-Recorder office.

Apostilles can be extremely complicated.  You can spend all day trying to figure out how to obtain one or you can hire our professional service.

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