Do you need an Apostille for documents issued by a California Superior Court? We provide fast same-day California Apostille Service.
In order for your documents to qualify for an Apostille, they will need to be an original or a certified copy signed by the Deputy Clerk, Judge, or Court Administrator. There are 58 Counties in California and each County has a Superior Court. It’s important to obtain your documents from the Superior Court you filed your case in. If you do not have the documents, you can either contact the Superior Court or your attorney for assistants.
Each seal from the California Superior Court may look a little different from one another but basically it certified that the copy is a full, true, and correct copy of the originally filed at the Court. I’ve seen seals in black, blue, and purple in color.
Documents signed by a Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court will need to sign the document near the Court Seal and print his/her name. Without the seal, name, and signature, the California Secretary of State will not be able to identify the signer.
Please note that an Apostille only certifies to the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not validate the contents of the document.
In certain instances the signature of the Deputy Clerk form the Superior Court will not be available at the California Secretary of State’s Office. If this happens, the California Secretary of State will require and additional 2-3 business days in order to verify the signature of the Deputy Clerk on the Document.
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