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Need an Apostille or Legalization Fast?

  • US State Department
    Apostille and Authentication Service

  • $
  • $225 First document (2-3 week service)

    $90 Each additional document

  • California Secretary of State
    Apostille and Authentication Service

  • $
  • $180 First document (1-2 day service)

    $90 Each additional document

  • Embassy and Consulate Legalization

  • $
  • Consulate and embassy fees and processing times vary by country, and change periodically.

    $225 Drop-off and pickup service

    Plus processing fees levied by the embassy or consulate

Apostille and Authentication Services

We help you quickly obtain apostille and legalizations / authentications from:

  • Secretary of State of California and other states
  • US State Department
  • Foreign embassies and consulates (ex: Chinese Consulate Legalization)
  • Delaware Division of Corporations

What Is an Apostille?

An apostille is a type of document certification that makes a document “official” for use in other countries. In general, the document is notarized or certified by a local official. Then we bring it to the California Secretary of State, who issues the apostille. We then return the document to you or send it directly to the receiving country.

Federal documents are apostilled by the US Secretary of State. Our partners in Washington, DC, will assist us with federal apostilles.

Some countries require an additional layer of certification; in these cases, we bring the apostilled document to the relevant country’s consulate or embassy for legalization.

Which Types of Documents Require an Apostille or Legalization?

Many types of documents may require an apostille or authentication in order to be legally eligible for use in another country. Here are some of the most common types of documents we are asked to get apostilled.

Academic Records

  • Transcript
  • Diploma

Background Checks

  • Letter of Clearance (Local Police Background Check)
  • Fingerprint Background Check (California Department of Justice Background Check)
  • Identity History Summary (FBI Federal Background Check)

Business Documents

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Articles of Organization
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Certificate of Status
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Trademarks

Notarized Documents

  • Affidavit
  • Letter of Authority
  • Power of Attorney
  • References

Real Estate

  • Deed of Reassignment
  • Power of Attorney
  • Purchase agreement

Vital Records

  • Adoption Paperwork
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Single Status
  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage License