California Apostille: Complete Guide for Preparing Documents
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Getting a California Apostille: A Step-by-Step Guide


How To Prepare Your California Documents For Apostille Services By Documents International, LLC

If you need to use your California documents overseas, you may need to get an apostille. An apostille is a special certification that verifies the authenticity of a document and makes it legal for use in foreign countries. Here’s how you can get a California apostille with the help of

Step 1:

Determine the Type of Document You Need to Apostille The first step is to determine which type of document you need to apostille. California apostilles can be issued for a variety of documents, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, and more. Check with to ensure that your specific document can be apostilled.

Step 2:

Prepare Your Document Before sending your document to, make sure it is properly prepared. The document must be an original or certified copy issued by the California Secretary of State or a county clerk’s office. The document must also be signed and stamped by the appropriate authority.

Step 3:

Contact To begin the apostille process, contact via phone at +1-212-810-2124 or email at They will guide you through the process and provide you with a quote for their services.

Step 4:

Ship Your Document to Once you receive instructions from, ship your document to their office in California. They will handle the rest of the process for you, including any necessary authentication or notarization.

Step 5:

Receive Your California Apostille Once completes the apostille process for your document, they will ship it back to you with your new California apostille attached. You can then use the document for legal purposes in foreign countries.

With the help of, getting a California apostille can be a simple and stress-free process. Contact us today to get started.


The size and color of all documents issued within the past 10 years are basically the same, even those which in fact are not acceptable. If the Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate is signed by the Local Registrar, Medical Officer (M.D.), County Health Officer, Health Care Agency or is issued by the Department of Public Health or Registrar of Vital Statistics or Vital Records Section then is not suitable for an Apostille because it specifically needs to be issued by the County Clerk’s office. * Your document may or may not have a bar code, either way is acceptable. To obtain a new Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate go to this website: For further details on how to expedite your Apostille contact Documents International ,LLC. at +1-212-810-2124 or e mail us at


The document must have a stamp (FILED) on the front top right, and a seal on the back from The Superior Court of the given County.


California notarized documents must have an acknowledgement or jurat statement stapled to the original notarization.


WHAT IF MY DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR AN CALIFORNIA APOSTILLE? If your documents are not acceptable for an California apostille, order new copies from or check if you qualify for rush apostille service. rush apostille service…


The State of California is divided into fifty eight counties: Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba


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