Los Angeles Apostille – Glendale, CA

International Apostille Services, Inc. Los Angeles OfficesInternational Apostille Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have opened our newest apostille office in Glendale (Los Angeles), CA.

Located just 15 minutes from the California Secretary of State’s office in Los Angeles, our office provides fast same-day California Apostille Services.  Documents mailed in or dropped-off at our office before 2:30 PM can be processed the same-day through the State office.  We also provide FedEx overnight return shipping to most addressed within the United States at no additional cost.

The very first step is to contact us.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Our office in Los Angeles can also process documents from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State.

Common documents we can apostille are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services.

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.

Weekly Apostille Talk by Richard M. Johnston

Apostille Frequently Asked QuestionsThe question for this week is, “Do my legal documents require U.S. Department of State and/or Embassy Consulate Legalization?”

Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention rarely require Embassy or Consulate Legalization.  The only exception to this rule is for certain documents going to India, Ecuador, Italy, and Spain.

We know from experience that a power of attorney notarized in California and destined for India will require Indian Embassy or Consulate legalization.  The same is true for a Social Security Income and Benefits Statement (SSA) for Ecuador.  Italy and Spain require certain documents to be legalized (Apostille FBI background check w/translation) to be submitted with additional paperwork to the local Consulate office.  Keep in mind that some countries have several consulate offices throughout the United States.  If you are planning to move, obtain dual citizenship, or study in Italy or Spain, you should contact the local Consulate for more information.

For all other documents destined for member countries, all you will need is the State apostille.  For U.S. Federal Government documents, your document will need an apostille from the Secretary of D.C. or the U.S. Department of State.  These documents include FBI background checks, Social Security documents, FDA, USDA, and other documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

For countries who are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention, there are additional authentication and legalization steps that must be completed before the country requesting your documents will accept them.  For example, if you are planning to work in Dubai, the country of the United Arab Emirates will request your diploma to be authenticated by the State, U.S. Department of State, and the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.  There are also additional requirements that must be met at the Embassy level. You may be asked to provide a copy of your passport, power of attorney letter, diploma accreditation certification, etc…

Document Attestation Certification

Some countries only require the State certification and Embassy/Consulate legalization.  For example, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, etc… do not require U.S. Department of State certification. For example, for the country of Brazil, they only require the State certification and Consulate legalization.

Before mailing in your documents, please call us for a good faith estimate and processing time.  With office spanning six states and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) we have the experience and knowledge to process your documents quickly saving you time and money.

This weekly apostille talk has been written by:
Richard M. Johnston, President
California Apostille services in San Francisco & Los Angeles

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government. Our in-house California notary has at least 10 years of notary experience. Call us anytime from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday.

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

California Apostille Services in Los Angeles

California Apostille Services in Los AngelesAs the leading California Apostille Services in Los Angeles, many businesses and individuals in the area have come to rely on us to apostille their documents quickly.

The current processing time at our Los Angeles office is the same-day. For example, documents received today will be processed trough the California Secretary of State and returned the next business morning by FedEx at no additional charge.

To save time and money, many of our clients mail-in their documents to our offices. If you are in the general area, go ahead and stop-by.  Our staff is available to assist you Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm. Our front office receptionists are available Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

If you decide to mail-in your documents, go ahead and print the following two forms and include with your original documents.

Los Angeles Apostille Order Form & Los Angeles Apostille Credit Card Authorization Form.

Our Los Angeles office caters to the following California Counties: Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County,  San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, and more! There is no need trying to beat the traffic or taking time off work. Our receptionists will sign for your documents Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. We recommend that you mail-in your documents by FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail and always keep your tracking number for reference.

Common documents we apostille are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Copy of Passport, Copy of Driver’s License, and more!

We look forward to working with you. For step-by-step directions on how to apostille your document, please visit our Apostille Guide. Thank you.

Richard M. Johnston, President
California Apostille Services in Los Angeles
International Apostille Services, Inc.

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

Los Angeles Apostille – New Office Address

International Apostille Services, Inc.International Apostille Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have moved our Los Angeles offices to a prestigious Class A, 10-story office building located in the heart of Burbank, CA (Los Angeles County).  With close proximity to Downtown Los Angeles and the California Secretary of State’s office, we are able to continue to provide fast same-day California Apostille service.

Our office hours are from Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:30pm and our Customer Service hours are Monday – Saturday 8am to 7pm.  If you are located in the Los Angeles area and would like to drop-off your documents, please Contact Us to make an appointment.  We also offer complimentary notary and pick-up services for residents and business in Los Angeles who need their documents Apostilled (Minimum two documents).

Our Mailing Address:
International Apostille Services, Inc.
Attn: Richard M. Johnston

2600 W. Olive Ave. Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505

(By Appointment Only)

 

 

 

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document Authentication, Certification, and Embassy / Consul Legalization.  We process thousands of documents every year.  We serve all 50 U.S. States and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.

All documents originating from a U.S. State are processed through our office in Los Angeles and all documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government are processed through our office in Washington, DC.  Washington DC Apostille

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

Pasadena Apostille

We make it easy getting an Apostille in Pasadena, CA. We are experts in the California Apostille process with hundreds of international documents processed monthly. Pasadena is the ninth largest city in Los Angeles County.

We specialize in fast same-day processing with the California Secretary of State’s office. For documents received by 10:30am, we guarantee your documents will be processed and completed the same day it’s received. Processed documents are then returned by FedEx next business morning delivery to your location in Pasadena. 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’s office (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 that you send us your original certified documents and not copies. Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates need to be certified originals signed by the Santa Clara County Clerk. Any document related to a divorce needs to be stamped by the California Superior Court in Santa Clara. If you are unsure if your documents are an original, give us a call. Copies 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 Pasadena City 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 recommend that you send in your documents by the following carriers: FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail service and always get a tracking number. 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.

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.

Notary and Apostille

Does your documents require notarization prior to an Apostille?

Certain documents require notarization prior to obtaining a California Apostille.  These documents include: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, School Diploma, Police or Sheriff Background Check, and Agreements/Contracts.

You will need to find a local notary to notarize the signature of the person signing the documents.   If you’re located in Los Angeles, visit our Los Angeles Notary Service website to schedule a traveling notary to your location.  Your documents will require either a California Acknowledgment, Jurat, or a California Copy Certification by Document Custodian.  The local notary will generally know which one of these documents is required for your specific documents but you can always call us for recommendations.

We have outlined below which documents require what kind of notarial act (Acknowledgment, Jurat, or California Copy Certification by Document Custodian)

Copy of Driver License – California Copy Certification by Document Custodian
Copy of Passport  – California Copy Certification by Document Custodian
School Transcripts  – California Copy Certification by Document Custodian
School Diploma  – California Copy Certification by Document Custodian
Power of Attorney – California Acknowledgment
Police or Sheriff Background Check – California Acknowledgment
Agreements/Contracts: California Acknowledgment
Affidavit –  Jurat

** Note, if you send us the original, we can copy certify it for you.  **

It’s extremely important that the notary notarizes your documents correctly in order to avoid any delays.

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.

Apostille California Los Angeles

This week was especially busy authenticating documents through the California Secretary of State’s Office.  We processed documents for the following countries: South Africa, Latvia, Argentina, Poland, Mexico, France, Israel, India, and Angola.

       

Our client, David W., who lives in Paris, France wrote, “I received the documents yesterday, Richard.  Many thanks for your prompt and professional service.”

David needed an important document authenticated quickly and delivered to his location in Paris.  We processed his documents the same day we received them then dropped it off at FedEx for overnight delivery.

A few documents we received had incorrect notarizations.  It’s important to work with a 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 Jurat wording.  Most notaries carry these forms but 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.

We’re able to authenticate documents from all 58 counties in California including San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Clara County.  Documents received before noon are processed the same day through the Los Angeles Secretary of State’s Office.  We’ll then overnight them to you for next business morning delivery.  We can also ship your documents anywhere in the world to help speed up the process.

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

Downtown Los Angeles Apostille

The California Secretary of State has two offices in California.  One office is in Downtown Los Angeles and the other office is in Sacramento.

Obtaining a California Apostille can be difficult.  There are many reason why people choose to hire us to handle their original documents.  Some people may not have the time or accessibility to travel.

We make it easy authenticating your documents for international use (Apostille). 

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

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 County Clerk. Any document related to a divorce needs to be stamped by the California Superior Court. If you are unsure if your documents are an original, give us a call.  Copies are not acceptable.

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.

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.

Our Downtown Los Angeles Apostille service agents have notarized and authenticated thousands of international documents for use in countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  We know the requirements of other countries and will work with you to get it done right the first time.

We process more international documents than our competitors combined!  Documents received before 10:30am will be processed the same day and returned to you the very next business morning.

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.