We provide an easy method to Apostille a broad range of documents for use in foreign countries.
We provide quick and efficient document authentication through all 50 US states, the Secretary of D.C., and the US Department of State in Washington, D.C.
As a registered service provider with the Secretary of State-Authentications, Apostilles, and Certificates, we can take this important, complex, and time-consuming process off your hands. Our team is available Monday to Saturday, 5 am to 6 pm for your inquiries.
What is an Apostille?
Apostille (pronounced “ah-po-steel”) means certification in French. It is the name for a specialized certification issued by the Secretary of State. An Apostille is affixed to your original document to verify an official’s signature is authentic, making it acceptable for use in countries that are part of the Hague Convention of 1961.
What about countries not part of the Hague Convention?
Countries that are not part of the Hague Convention are also eligible for authentication. But they must go through a few different steps toward legalization. Fortunately, our firm has the infrastructure in place to help you in every step of this process. It will typically involve an Apostille at the State level, an Authentication at the Department of State, and then ultimately the Legalization of the document at the country’s embassy.
The following countries require these additional steps:
- Burkina Faso
- Congo Republic
- Congo Democratic
- Ivory Coast
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
What’s the difference between a California & Federal Apostille?
A Secretary of State-issued Apostille and those coming from the Federal Department of State carry equal weight in terms of status and certification. The difference is that they verify the signatures of different Mobile Notary Public officials. Depending on your document, we will need to evaluate which agency your documents need to go through and the country for which you need these documents processed.
Whose signatures can be Apostilled or authenticated?
The California Secretary of State will authenticate documents that bear the signatures of public officials, including:
- Mobile Notary Public
- Court Deputies & Court Clerks
- County Clerks
- Department of Justice Officials
- County Recorders
- FBI Officials
- Criminal Identification Specialist (DOJ)
- Superior Court Judges
We Are Your #1 National Apostille Service Provider
Certified to get Apostilles and Embassy Legalizations on your US documents, our services allow you to use them overseas or at any consulate/embassy. Leave the whole process to us and stay worry-free.
We can Apostille the following documents:
- Power of Attorney
- Articles of Incorporation/Organization
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Letter of Authorization
- Power of Attorney
- Certified Translation
- Digital Signature Application (PAN)
- Copy Certification of ID/Passport
- Attestation of Occupancy
- Certificate of Marital Status
- Background Check
- Birth Certificate
- Death Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- Court Orders
- Divorce Decree
- Tax Status
- Certification of Life
- Residency Certificate
- Medical Clearance
- School Transcript
- Grant Deed
- Purchase Agreement
- Letter of Intent
- Deed of Trust
- Proof of Life
- Trust Transfer
- Advanced Health Care Directive
- HIPPA Authorization
- Adoption Related Documents