All States Notary, Inc. provides Apostille Service to authenticate a notary public’s signature on documents that are being used outside of the USA.
What Is An Apostille?
An Apostille certifies a document for international use in countries that are members of the Hague Convention. It ensures that the country of intended use recognizes and accepts the document as being valid, so there is no further evidence (e.g. certification or legalization by the embassy or consulate of the foreign country where the document is to be used) needed to prove the document’s authenticity.
An Apostille certifies the origin of a public document, the official’s signature on the document, the capacity in which the official acted and, when requested, the stamp or seal affixed to the document. The Apostille does not authenticate the contents of the document, but rather the integrity of the identity of the signatory and the officials certifying his or her identity. An apostille does not require the physical presence of the signer.
Which Areas Do You Service?
All States Notary, Inc. provides Apostille Service for Los Angeles County and Orange County.
How Does The Process Work?
The original documents will be picked up from your location in Los Angeles or Orange County by one of All States Notary, Inc.’s agents. We will then obtain the Apostille and return the original documents with the completed Apostille to you in person.
In some cases documents may need to be notarized before the Apostille can be issued. All States Notary, Inc. can provide this service if required.
What Information Is Needed For Apostille?
- Type of document
- Country the document will be used in
- Date document is required
What Are Your Fees & Payment Options?
The fees depend on location, type of document and turnaround time. Our fees do not include filing fees which are approximately $35. We accept cash, checks, credit card and PayPal.
Which Countries Accept Apostille?
The following countries are members of the Hague Convention and accept Apostille:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela
What Are Common Documents Requiring Apostille?
- Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates
- Power of Attorney
- Diplomas, Degrees, School Transcripts
- Notarized Letters, Statement, Affidavit
- Divorce Decree
- Criminal Background/FBI Checks
- Court Documents
- Trust Agreement
- Corporate Documents
The list above only represents an excerpt of some of the more common documents that an Apostille can be obtained for.