California Notary

 It’s important to work with a California notary who has years of experience notarizing documents in order to avoid any delays.  A document which requires notarization must include either a California Acknowledgement wording or a California Jurat wording.

Most notaries carry these forms on-hand but in-case the notary doesn’t have one on file, we can email them to you in order to avoid any delays. If you need a notary in Los Angeles, call 1-888-810-4054.

Documents which require notarization are: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma.

If you need a copy of your document notarized, we’ll need to send you a document called a, “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian.”  This document is necessary for the notary to fill-in and attach to the top of the copy of the original document.  Common documents which require a California Copy Certification are: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Copy of Diploma, Copy of School Transcripts.

Common California notary mistakes we see are:

1. Forgetting to stamp the Acknowledgment or Jurat with the notary seal.
2. Forgetting to sign the document in order for the notaries signature to be verified.
3. Not including “Notary Public” after the notary’s name on the acknowledgment.
4. Not attaching the correct acknowledgment or Jurat Wording.
5. Notarizing a document which the signer hasn’t signed.

You can also scan and email the notarized documents for verification before you mail the documents to our office.  On average, 50%-60% of notarized documents we receive have incorrect notarizations.  Most mobile notaries have more experience than the notary at the local store.  You can also check the California Secretary of State’s website for a list of active notaries.

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

California Notary & Apostille Service

If your documents require notarization, it’s important to find a notary in California with the knowledge and experience necessary in order to avoid common simple mistakes made by inexperienced notaries.  It is NOT required to authenticate the notaries seal at the county level because the California Secretary of State  has expanded its authentication services to include the authentication of the signatures of California notaries public, in addition to county and state official’s signatures.

The only step you need to take is to meet with a local notary in California who will notarize your signature on the document.  Once complete, send in your original notarized document with the California Apostille Order Form.

The following documents require notarization prior to receiving a California Apostille: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma.

If you need a copy of your document certified, you’ll need a document called a “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian.”  This document is necessary for the notary to fill-out.  You can request this document by either filling out the form to your right or calling us.  You will need to take this document with you when you meet the notary as most notaries do not have this document.  If you need a Notary in Los Angeles, call us!

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.  Once your document has been verified, we recommend you sending in your documents by the following carriers: FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail service.

Please call Richard at California Apostille Services at 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.  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.