An Apostille is an Authentication Certificate issued by the California Secretary of State. For documents that are to be used outside the USA, an Apostille provides authentication of public official signatures.
This certificate does not validate any contents of the document except certifying the authenticity of the official's signature who signed the document, the capacity in which the official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp that the document bears.
Signatures can ONLY be authenticated by the California Secretary of State on documents issued in the State of California and signed by a notary public.
Signatures can also be authenticated for documents issued in the State of California and signed by the following public officials and their deputies:
NOTE: THE ORIGINAL NOTARIZED DOCUMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR AUTHENTICATION. A PHOTOCOPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
As of January 1st, 2017 the California Secretary of State's office will only issue a single Authentication Certificate for documents to be used outside of the country.
Prior to January 1st, 2017 the Secretary of State's office would issue an Apostille or a Certificate depending on the country of destination.
For more information on Apostilles, you can check out this brochure
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The cost of our service depends on the method of delivery and the turn around times requested.
We offer a 1 to 5 day expedited service for an additional cost.
SAME DAY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR AN EXPEDITED SERVICE FEE!
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