When a document is to be used in a foreign country, it is often necessary to have it Apostilled. An Apostille authenticates the origin of the underlying public document.
The OC Notary makes the Apostille process for international documents easy and convenient. Our primary coverage areas for Apostille processing are California however we can arrange for documents to be Apostilled in all 50 States of the USA.
Documents that are typically Apostilled include but are not limited to Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificates, Power of Attorneys, Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Documents, Agreements, Divorce Records, Passport Copies, Immigration Documents, Name Change Forms, Diplomas, and many more.
The OC Notary is proud to offer the most inconclusive Apostille Processing service in the industry including document pick up, Notarizing, Apostille processing, and drop off or shipping of your document(s) once the process is completed. Processing options include Same Day Service (available only in select states), Rush Service (24-48 hours), and Standard Service (5-7 business days). Processing options and times vary from state to state. Contact Us today and we will happily educate you many processing options available in your state.
Step 1– Schedule an appointment to have one of our Mobile Notaries come by to Notarize your document(s) and (or) collect them for processing.
Step 2– We will then have the signature of the notary authenticated by the county clerk’s office in which the notary signature is registered (this step in not necessary in all states and dependent on document type).
Step 3– finally we will have the document(s) Apostilled by the Department or Secretary of State then deliver or ship your documents back to you. Additionally upon your request we can also ship your documents anywhere in the world.
When you need an Apostille for foreign use, you cant afford a mistake. Let us take out all the guess work, and save you precious time and money!
What Is An Apostille?
The word Apostille is of French origin. It refers to an addition, annotation, or remark made in the margin of a document or at the end of a letter. An Apostille as it relates to the 1961 Hague Convention is used in the authentication of public documents. The Hague Convention abolished the requirement of Legalizing foreign public and private documents through an embassy or consulate. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public and private documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an Apostille. The Apostille certificate ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, & Venezuela.
For an updated list of Countries that are members of the Hague Conference/Convention Click Here
A single missed step or blunder in the Apostille process can be detrimental to your deadline and bottom line. Countless individuals get rejected daily due to incomplete or improper Apostille processing. Additionally, most of our customers dread the idea of running around to multiple government agencies, fighting for parking or riding on public transportation, going through metal detectors, waiting in long lines, buying money orders, dealing with bad attitudes, etc…
We endure ALL the hassles and nuances associated with the Apostille process so that you don’t have to. Don’t take chances with someone else or jump through hoops trying to do it yourself. We do it fast and we do it right! With us you not only save time, you also save energy, and money. After all, time IS money.
Our Apostille processing is top notch and the quality of service we provide can’t be beat. Not all Apostille service providers are the same so don’t be fooled by our competitors. None of them offer the same level of service, knowledge, experience, professionalism, reliability, resources, care, or courtesy as The OC Notary.
When you choose to take advantage of our Apostille service, you get exceptional quality and amazing reliability The OC Notary is known for since 2004. We have served thousands of satisfied, happy clients who return repeatedly that’s why “We’re Going Places!”
The OC Notary is a renowned mobile service provider in more than seven service divisions including notary, mortgage closings, apostille, legalization/authentication, and document translation. Headquartered in California the company has additional service providers in Chicago, Washington D.C., Florida & Texas. We offer a full service experience. This includes travel charge/notarization of your documents, round trip travel charge too secretary of state office, parking fees, authentication/apostille fees, any wait time, and returning documents back to you within 1-2 business days