California Hague Apostille
 

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UPDATED FEBRUARY 9, 2017

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Do you need a Hague apostille for a document issued in California? California apostille is a seal that will make your California document valid outside the United States. California apostilles can be applied to many kinds of documents, e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce records, documents notarized by a CA notary public, etc. However, to be eligible for a California apostille, your document must originate from the State of California.

We provide apostille services in the State of California for all kinds of documents intended for use abroad.

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California secretary of stateWe provide FAST and RELIABLE apostille services in the State of California for all kinds of documents originating from California, both personal and corporate. We can also obtain many kinds of documents from California state agencies, including certified copies of vital records, court judgments, corporate documents, etc. Please contact us.

California apostille guidelines:

Apostille CaliforniaThe following documens qualify for CA apostilles: 

apostille acceptable Original documents notarized by a CA notary. The requirements for notarization are strict in the State of California. See sample California notarial statements below.
 
apostille acceptable Certified copies of vital records (birth, marriage, death certificates issued by California Department of Health Services, County Clerk/Recorders, County Registrar-Recorders, County Controller-Recorders, County Assessor-Recorders (documents signed by County Health Officers, Deputy Health Officers, Department of Public Health, Health Care Agencies, or County Vital Records Sections require additional legalization steps).
 
apostille acceptable certified copies issued by California courts
 
apostille acceptable documents issued by CA Secretary of State

California apostille tips:

tip 2New: Issuance of a single Authentication certificate (Apostille):  Effective January 1, 2017, the California Secretary of State's office issues a single Authentication certificate for documents to be used outside of the country rather than issuing either an Apostille (for Hague countries) or Certificate (for non-Hague countries). Read more about new California apostille procedures...

tip 2California law does not allow notaries to make and certify copies of vital records (birth, death certificates) and other public records. Copies of vital records need to be obtained through California Department of Health Services, County Clerk/Recorders, County Registrar-Recorders, County Controller-Recorders, County Assessor-Recorders.

tip 2The document may be in a foreign language, no translation is required. However, the notarial statement has to be in English.

tip 2Documents must be correctly notarized with a jurat or acknowledgment statement. The jurat or acknowledgment statement should be for each individual signature.

 


CA apostille: price, processing time, order form:

Apostille-price

California apostille: $175 (Fedex within the U.S. is included)
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America is $90
Processing time: 5-7 bus. days
 
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your document(s). Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue, Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215
 

California notarization requirements:

tip 2The California notary acknowledgment form contains a specific disclaimer to the top of the form certificate of acknowledgment: "A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document."  The disclaimer must be legible and in an enclosed box. Then, it states the venue: "State of California, County of ....", the notarial statement, the signature of the notary and the seal.

tip 2The California notary jurat form contains a specific disclaimer to the top of the form certificate of acknowledgment: "A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document."  The disclaimer must be legible and in an enclosed box. Then, it states the venue: "State of California, County of ....", the notarial statement, the signature of the notary and the seal. See sample CA jurat (PDF file)

tip 2Documents must be correctly notarized with a jurat or acknowledgment statement. The jurat or acknowledgment statement should be for each individual signature.

 


175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

We process documents for all countries.

Country of intended use:

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.

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Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

Major credit cards accepted

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.