Apostille Offices

International Apostille ServicesDid you know that we have eight offices throughout the United States?  Unlike many of our competitors who work from home and only provide California Apostille Services, we have the staff, resources, and experience to apostille, certify, and legalize your documents from all 50 States and for over 180 countries.  Our offices are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Texas, Florida, New York, Washington, D.C., Illinois, and Colorado.  List of our apostille offices.

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There is no job too big or too small.  In the State of California, we can apostille your documents the same-day through our Los Angeles office and the following business day through our San Francisco office.  Most people decide to mail in their documents to save time, but feel free to stop by our offices to drop-off your documents anytime from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Step 1: The very first step is to find out what documents require an apostille.  The country requesting this information can provide you this information.  If even you are outside of the United States, we can accommodate you if you mail in your documents to our office.

Step 2: The second step is to contact our office.  Our staff is available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions.

Step 3: Mail in your drop-off your documents for processing.  All of our eight offices have staff members ready to accept your documents 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  Our customer service helpline is available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm.

Once we receive your documents, we will process them with the State and return them the following business morning through FedEx.  There is no additional fee for shipping your documents by FedEx.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, and attestation services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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

Gold Seal Apostille

In the State of California, an Apostille does NOT contain a gold seal.  Some of our competitors who have not updated their websites in years may display an incorrect image of an Apostille issued by the California Secretary of State.  California Apostille Example

The image located with this article displays a current State of California Apostille.  The California Apostille does contain a stamped red seal.

There are however some States which do apply a gold embossed seal on an Apostille.  For example, in the State of Tennessee, the Secretary of State attaches a gold embossed seal to the Apostille.  Tennessee Apostille Example

In other States, the seal is in gold color and not an embossed gold seal.  For example, in the State of Texas, the Secretary of State attaches a gold colored seal on the Apostille.  Texas Apostille Example

However in the State of California, if the destination country is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, the Certificate attached to your document will have a gold seal.  California Document Certification

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Would you like to see an example of an Apostille form different States? United States Apostille

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.

Apostille U.S. Documents

Apostille USA DocumentsDid you know that we also Apostille documents issued from all 50 US States?  These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Single Status Affidavit, Background Checks and more!  You can mail all your State documents to our office in Los Angeles for fast processing with all the Secretary of State offices in the United States.  We can also Apostille Federal documents and documents issued from the District of Columbia.

Example: Let’s say you where born in Washington D.C., graduated from the University of Nevada, married in Nevada, your son was born in California, your husband was born in New York and you now live in California.  Your family is planning to move to Argentina and the government there has requested all your documents to receive an Apostille.  The government is also requesting that you obtain an FBI Apostille.

This may appear to be a very complicated situation, but all you have to do is mail-in your original documents to our office for processing.  In this example, you would mail in your Washington D.C. birth certificate, Nevada marriage license, Nevada University degree, California birth certificate for your son, and your husbands New York birth certificate.  If you cannot find your documents, you can always order them online at VitalChek.com.  Be sure to mail in the original or certified original.

About 95% of our clients only require an Apostille from one State.  You can choose your State below to begin:

Alabama Louisiana Ohio
Alaska Maine Oklahoma
Arizona Maryland Oregon
Arkansas Massachusetts Pennsylvania
California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Kentucky North Dakota

As far as the FBI Apostille, you will need to contact an FBI Approved Channeler to help expedite the background check process and obtain the authentication letter signed by the FBI Section Cheif.  It’s that simple!

Processing time can vary by State.  Documents issued from California and Washington D.C. can be processed within 24 hours.  Nevada will take 1-2 business days and most other states is 7-10 business days.  Please allow additional time for the overnight shipping.

Apostilles 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.

United States Apostille Service

In addition to our California Apostille service, we also provide Apostille service for all 50 States including documents issued by the Federal Government.

For example, if you have a California Birth Certificate and a Nevada Birth Certificate, we can provide you Apostille service for both.  You don’t need to find two different companies to help you.  We can take care of all your documents in one location.  Please keep in mind that documents issued by another state will take longer a few days longer to process.

Common documents we receive are:

The most common types of documents include (Note: Some documents require a certified copy):

  • Marriage Licenses, Divorce agreements, Divorce Decree
  • Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates
  • Single Status to Marry, No record of a Marriage
  • Criminal Record – Criminal Background Check
  • Local Police, Sherriff’s Department, etc…
  • Power of Attorney – General, Special, Finance, Real Estate etc.
  • Notarized copies of Passport, Affidavits, and other documents
  • Papers for Adoption purposes
  • Transcripts (High School, College, University, or any other issuing agency)
  • Diploma, Degree Certificates, Graduation Records
  • Permission to Travel, Consent by Parent(s) to travel with Minor Children

Corporate documents, such as:

  • Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation
  • Merger Agreements
  • Authorization letter for Bank, Finance, Office, and related company matters
  • Certificates of Amendment
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Power of Attorney
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • Corporate Resolution
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Corporate Forms
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreement in Foreign Companies
  • Business Letter of Invitation

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

United States Apostille

In addition to our California Apostille Service, we also provide expedited document authentication service for all 50 States and the US Federal Government in Washington DC.

This service is especially useful if you have multiple documents from different states and don’t have the time or energy dealing with the Secretary of State from each State.

If you have documents from multiple states, please give us a call or click on the following link for more information.  Thank you.

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