If you need to obtain a California Apostille for your marriage license, it’s important to read the following information on how to obtain your marriage license and what to do once you have the certified license in your possession.
The first step is to contact the county in which you were married in. There are a total of 58 counties in California. You must request a certified copy and not an informational copy. The California Secretary of State will only attach an Apostille to a certified copy. Usually most certified copies are requested by one of the married couple but in certain situations the following people can also request a certified copy; Parent, legal guardian, law enforcement, government agency, a court order, attorney, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner.
If you where married in Los Angeles, you can obtain a Marriage License Certificate by visiting the following website or any of the four county clerk offices: http://www.lavote.net/Recorder/BDM_Records.cfm#marriage
If you live too far to drive to the county clerk, you should visit the website of the county in which you were married and download the correct marriage license order forms. You maybe asked to have your signature notarized on one of the forms to establish identity.
Once you have obtained a certified copy of your California Marriage License signed by the County clerk, you are now eligible to receive a California Apostille. Keep in mind that a California Apostille is only issued by the California Secretary of State and not by the county.
Our office is located in Los Angeles allowing us to provide same-day California Apostille service. You will need to download our California Apostille order form and mail it to our address with the original marriage license. For documents received by 10:30 a.m., we guarantee the documents will be completed in 1-2 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and major holidays). We provide FREE return shipping via FedEx Next Day service to anywhere in the United States.
We accept cash, money orders, certified bank checks, paypal, credit cards and checks. If you make payment with a personal or business check, there may be a 7 business day hold time for clearing of funds. For faster processing time please pay online through Paypal. If you prefer to pay by phone, we’ll call you once we receive your documents for payment.
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