Monday, February 17, 2014

Nevada Apostille - Las Vegas

In addition to our California Apostille service, we also provide Apostille service for the State of Nevada.  The two most popular cities are Las Vegas and Reno.

Las Vegas Apostille & Reno Apostille

Common documents we receive for Nevada Apostille service is Marriage License, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Power of Attorney, and more.  If your documents requires notarization, be sure to work with a professional notary in Arizona.

You will need to mail-in your original document or a certified copy.  Black and white or scanned/printed documents do not qualify.  If you do not have the documents, you will need to contact the Clark County Clerk in the State of Nevada for assistants.

Apostilles can be complicated costing you time and money.  Please mail-in your document to our office for fast 1-2 day processing.

We also cover Reno Apostille.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Single Status Affidavit California Apostille

If your planning to get married in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you maybe asked to provide an Apostille on a single status affidavit.

Some countries may also refer to this document as:
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Certificate of Freedom to Marry
  • Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage
  • Certificate of No Record – Marriage
Many foreign countries require a document for proof of No Record of Marriage before you are allowed to get married in their country. If you currently reside or have recently resided in California and need proof of No Record of Marriage for a foreign country, you need to make a request at the local County Clerk’s office.

There are 58 counties in California who can help you obtain this letter. If your County Clerk is unable to assist you, please contact us.  In certain conditions, you can write an affidavit yourself, have it notarized, and mail the document to our office for the Apostille.

Check with the proper authorities (Foreign Country) regarding what type of documentation will be required from you. Please be sure to clearly specify to the County Clerk that you need a verification of no Record of Marriage Letter.  Also, many countries ask for your an Apostille on your Birth Certificate and Divorce Decree by the California Superior Court (If you were previously married) in addition to the No Record of Marriage.

Be sure you obtain a list of all documents requested by the foreign country in order to avoid any delays.  If you have already left the country, don't worry.  We can still help you but you'll need immediate family to help or an attorney.  Call us at 1-310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054 for assistants or visit this link to contact us:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

United States Apostille

Do you need an Apostille from more than one State?  If you're one of the lucky few who have lived in different parts of the country, it's possible that you will need your documents authenticated by more than one Secretary of State. 

We can Apostille all of your documents regardless of which State you've been born, married in, divorced, etc... We cover all 50 US States and Washington DC.  This means you don't need to work with different companies to authenticate your State or Federal documents.  We'll handle it all!

Here is the list of States:
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Our office is located in Los Angeles County in the City of Burbank.  You can mail-in all of your documents to our office for fast same-day processing.  We can authenticate your California Apostille the same day while others may take 3-10 days to complete.  We can even ship your documents anywhere in the world.  Additional shipping fees apply.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

San Francisco Apostille

San Francisco Apostille
Several years ago, the Secretary of State closed their offices in San Francisco because of budget cuts.  Now, there are only two offices in California.  One is in Sacramento and the other in Los Angeles.

Our office is Located in Los Angeles County and just a few minutes away from the Los Angeles Secretary of State's Office.  We can process your documents from the San Francisco County Clerk or the San Francisco Superior Court.

Common documents we Apostille are:
- Birth Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Divorce Decree
- Power of Attorney
 and more!

It's easy to send us your documents.  You will need to print out or California Apostille order form and mail it in with your original document.  That's it!  We'll handle the rest saving you time and money.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Santa Monica Notary 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405

We provide fast traveling notary service in Santa Monica, CA and in the following zip codes: 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405.  Our notaries are located throughout Los Angeles allowing us to get to your location quickly.

We are experts in notarizing all kind of documents and international documents.  We can travel to any location in Santa Monica including doctor offices, attorney offices, your home, your office, etc...

Common documents we notarize are estate planning documents, documents related to properties, power of attorney, affidavits, international documents, and more!

Travel season is upon us and we've received my calls for travel consent forms to be notarized and also passport for minor's under 16 years old.  We have the experience to notarize these documents correctly in order to avoid any delays.

Since 2005 we have been providing traveling notary service to the Santa Monica area.  Call us at 310-876-8489. 

Richard Johnston
Santa Monica Notary

Monday, March 25, 2013

Notary in Santa Monica CA - West Los Angeles

Notary in Santa Monica, CA

We provide fast notary service in Santa Monica, CA.  We can generally have a notary to location in an hour.  Common documents we notarize are Power of Attorney, Certificate of Trust, Deeds, Estate Planning Documents, Agreements, Advanced Health Care Directive, and more.

We serve all of Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.  Our traveling notaries are commissioned by the California Secretary of State, insured, bonded, and members of the National Notary Association.

We're the best in what we do!  No other notary service in Los Angeles completes as many notaries as we do.  Our full time traveling notaries in Santa Monica are available 8am to 10pm daily.  This means you don't have to worry about finding a store.  We'll make notarizing your documents convenient and fast.

In order for our notary to notarize your signature on the document, you must appear in front of the notary and have a valid form of identification.  Any DMV issued ID card or Passport is sufficient. 

Here are the zip codes in Santa Monica for notary service: 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405

We can be reached at 1-310-876-8489.

Richard Johnston
Santa Monica Notary Service
1-888-810-4054 toll free

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Century City Notary 90067

Century City Notary

Are you looking for a notary in Century City, CA?  We service all of the Century City area which includes the zip code 90067.

Typical documents we notarize are deeds, estate planning documents, power of attorney, affidavits, business contracts and more.

Our service hours are from 8am to 10pm daily.  We can have a notary at your location within an hour.  During certain days, we may need additional time to schedule a mobile notary. 

Our Los Angeles mobile notaries are the best in the business.  We are insured, bonded, commissioned, and members of the National Notary Association.  We've notarized over 50,000 signatures and can notarize complex notarization.

International documents can be notarized as long as the signer speaks the same language as the notary.  We can also provide California Apostille Services.  Documents sent to another country may need an Apostille from the California Secretary of State.

If you need a Century City notary, please call us at 1-310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Notary in 90027, 90028, 90038, 90068

Are you looking for a notary in any of the following zip codes?

90027, 90028, 90038, 90068

We provide mobile notary service in Hollywood everyday from 8am to 10pm.  What makes our mobile notary service unique is that we can travel to your location anywhere in Hollywood.

We can notarize any kind of document you have.  As long as your name and signature is on that document, we can notarize it.  Common document we notarize are deeds, estate planning documents, loan documents, and more!

We can have a notary at your location within the hour.  Our Hollywood notaries are the best in the business with years of experience.  We can also notarize documents at Hospitals, retirement homes, and more.  Call us at 1-310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054.

If you need a notary in Hollywood, call us now!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Grant Deed - Los Angeles

Do you need to file a Grant Deed with Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office? 

You can find common forms including:
Grant Deed
Quitclaim Deed
Joint Tenancy Grant Deed
To view all forms you can download from the County Clerk, visit this link:

If you have any questions concerning which form is appropriate or are in need of assistance in the preparation of that document, please consult an attorney.

The documents mentioned above require notarization by a Los Angeles Notary.  It's important that the forms are filled out correctly in order for the document to be accepted.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Apostille in Santa Monica CA Los Angeles

Are you looking for California Apostille service in Santa Monica, CA?  We provide same-day Apostille service in Los Angeles including the areas of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Century City, and all of Los Angeles County.

Common documents we Apostille are birth, marriage, death, divorce, power of attorney, affidavit, and more.  Our clients includes businesses and individuals located in Los Angeles, California, The United State, and all over the world.  Our service includes free pick-up and notarization (if required). 

Our office is located in Burbank, CA but you don't need to drive to our office.  We can come to your home/office or you can mail-in your documents.  If you decide to mail-in your documents, please use FedEx, UPS, or Priority mail by the USPS.

Be sure to download our Los Angeles Apostille order form.  We can handle your apostille saving you time and money!

Obtaining an Apostille doesn't have to be confusing.  We're here to answer your questions to help you understand why you need an Apostille, the purpose of an Apostille, legalization, authentication by the California Secretary of State, and more.

We can be reached at 310-876-8489 or 1-888-810-4054. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

California Articles of Incorporation Apostille

If you have formed a corporation in California and need your California Articles of Incorporation Apostilled, you will need to have the original or a copy stamped by the California Secretary of State.

In order to know if your Articles of Incorporation is eligible for a California Apostille, just look at the back of the document.  If you see a purple seal signed by the Secretary of State, your document qualifies for an Apostille.

Here is a list of corporate documents we can obtain a California Apostille for:
Corporate Documents, such as:
  • Articles/Certificate of Incorporation
  • Merger Agreements
  • Certificates of Amendment
  • Bylaws
  • Corporate Board Resolution(s)
  • Distribution Agreement,Agency etc.
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Appointment of Distributor
  • Authorization of Agent
  • Deeds of Assignment
  • Patents and Patent Applications
  • Trademark Applications
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • Price List
  • Financial Statements
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Assignment
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Certificate to Foreign Government
  • Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product
  • Food and Drug (FDA) Administration Documents
Some documents may require notarization.  If you are thinking of hiring our California Apostille service,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Apostille Los Angeles

We make getting an Apostille in Los Angeles easy! You can mail us your documents for fast processing with the California Secretary of State.

For documents received by 10:30am, we guarantee your documents will be processed and completed the same day we receive them. Documents are returned by FedEx next business morning to your location.

We provide fast same-day Apostille service for residents and businesses in Los Angeles. Let us take this important, complicated, and time-consuming process off your hands.

We can only process documents issued from the State of California. These documents include: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree signed by the Superior Court, and more. For a full list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link:

We can also obtain a California Apostille for documents notarized by a Los Angeles notary. These documents include: Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma.

Before mailing in your documents to our office, it’s important that you call us at 1-310-876-8489.

You maybe required to scan and email us a copy of your documents for verification as some documents may not qualify for an Apostille or it’s possible the documents have not been notarized correctly. Birth Certificates and Death Certificates signed by a doctor will first need to be authenticated by the San Diego county clerk before your document qualifies for an Apostille.

Please mail in your original documents by FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority mail service. We do provide international shipping at an additional fee. Please call us for a price quote. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489.

Monday, September 24, 2012

California Apostille Mexico

Most of our California Apostille service is for Mexico.  The most common type of document which requires an Apostille for Mexico is Power of Attorney and Affidavit.

A Power of Attorney for Mexico is usually written in English and in Spanish.  English on one side of the document and Spanish on the other side separated by a center divider.  Most Power of Attorney document are generally related to property and drafted by an Attorney in Mexico. 

It's important to note that the secretary of state will attach the California Apostille to the page signed by the notary which includes the California Acknowledgment.  From experience, it's very important to have the signature of the person signing the Power of Attorney, the California Acknowledgment language, the notaries seal and signature all on the same page.

The reason for this is because you want the California Secretary of State to attach the California Apostille to the page where everyone's signature including the notaries seal on one page.  If the notary attaches a California Acknowledgement, then the Secretary of State will attach the Apostille to that page and that's what we don't want to happen.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you because I've seen it countless times.

Monday, September 03, 2012

California Apostille Service

We provide California Apostille Service.  We serve all of California including Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco.

When deciding to either obtain a California Apostille yourself or hire a professional, you must ask yourself how much time, effort, and money it will cost you.  For some people, it's worth it to try to figure it out on their own.  For others, the cost outweighs the savings. 

We provide a professional California Apostille service.  Our California Apostille agents are the best in the business.  With thousands of Apostilles obtained directly from the Secretary of State, we know from experience what your document will need to get the job done right the first time.

Some countries like Mexico have unique requirements in order to obtain a California Apostille.  If you make a mistake, it's more than likely the document will get rejected.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

You can view an example of a California Apostille which details what key information is listed on the Apostille. 

Sacramento Apostille

Saturday, August 18, 2012

California Apostille Information

California Apostille Information

Los Angeles Notary Public
Authentication Information
Apostille or Certification
The California Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an Apostille or Certification.
  • The California Secretary of State can only authenticate documents issued in the State of California by the following public officials and their deputies:

County Clerks or Recorders

Executive Officers

Court Administrators

Judges of the Superior Court

Executive Clerks


Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county

State Officials
  • Some examples of documents submitted for authentications are:




Papers for adoption purposes

Certificates of Non-Marital Status

Powers of Attorney

Corporate documents such as articles, mergers, amendments, etc.

School records such as diplomas, transcripts, letters relating to degrees, etc.

Deeds of Assignment

References and Job Certification

Distributorship Agreements

  • Documents submitted to the Secretary of State for authentication must be currently certified by the appropriate public official or must be notarized by a Los Angeles Notary Public.

    Customers requiring authentication of any school records (e.g., college transcripts) must obtain a notarized copy of the record from the high school, university, etc., before submitting the documents for authentication. Learn more about Apostille for school diploma.

    Any document executed by County Health Officers and County Local Registrars can be authenticated only if the document is first certified by the county clerk/recorder.
General Information
  • In 1961 many nations joined together to create a simplified method of "legalizing" documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member nations.

    Documents sent to member nations, completed with an Apostille at the state level, may be submitted directly to the member nation without further action.

    Documents sent to non-member nations requiring a Certification of the signature of the state’s public official at the state level, then must be transmitted to the Authentication Office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. for the Authentication of the State Official’s signature.

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