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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Need a Notary in Los Feliz?

Do you need a notary in Los Feliz?  We provide mobile notary service to residents and businesses in Los Feliz from 8am to 10pm daily.  Our notaries are have years of experience and have notarized thousands of signatures.

We are a professional mobile notary service in Los Angeles covering Los Feliz, Glendale, Atwater Village, Hollywood, West Hollywood, and more! 

We also provide document authentication with the Los Angeles county clerk’s office. Some international companies may requests documents to be authenticated either at the county level or the state level. If you need a California Apostille, we have Los Angeles Apostille service agents ready to assist you.

What makes our service unique is that we come to your location. We travel to hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes, doctor and attorney offices, residences, business offices, and more! We can meet you anywhere…even the local coffee shop.

We are full time traveling notaries. We have years of experience notarizing complex legal documents and unique notary requirements. For example, we can notarize a signers signature even though the signer doesn’t have an I.D. card or in which the signer can no longer sign as before which is called a signature by mark (car accident victims, stroke, etc…). We also specialize in notarizing loan modification, refinance, and loan signing documents (Purchase of a home, car, etc…).

Our traveling notary service is only a phone call away.  Call us at 1-310-876-8489

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Notary in West Hollywood 90038, 90046, 90048, 90069

Today I was called to Wells Fargo Bank in West Hollywood to perform a notary.  The representative had been desperately seeking a mobile notary in West Hollywood and turned to the Internet for help. 

One of the areas I specialize in is West Hollywood.  I've notarized thousands of signatures in the area.  He called me and I was able to to accommodate his request.  I do ask for clients to give me a one hour window to arrive to the location because we may already have existing clients waiting for us.

As a general rule of thumb, it's best to contact a West Hollywood notary as soon as possible to schedule a time.  If you need to schedule an exact time, please call the day before or the morning of.  We've accommodated last minute notices so please call for an quick quote and availability.

Our notaries are the best in the business.  With years of experience notarizing thousands of signatures, you can feel confident that your documents will be notarized correctly.

We also specialize in California Apostille service in West Hollywood.  The zip codes in West Hollywood we can provide notary service for are: 90038, 90046, 90048, 90069

Monday, August 13, 2012

Notary in Pacific Palisades 90272

With most people working full-time jobs, it's difficult to schedule to meet with a local notary in Pacific Palisades during regular business hours. An alternative is to hire a mobile notary in Pacific Palisades who will come to your home or office to notarize your documents.

A mobile notary can meet you anywhere. This includes your house, office, doctor's office, financial adviser's office, and more.  Mobile notaries differ in many respect than a traditional notary working at the store.

Mobile notaries are generally self-employed and carry a higher Errors and Omission insurance, have more in-dept knowledge on notarizing documents, has notarized all kinds of documents and in every setting, and carries the forms necessary to complete the job right the first time. Also most mobile notaries in Pacific Palisades are loan signing agents.

A Los Angeles loan signing agent is an individual who has the knowledge and experience necessary to notarize important loan documents.

If you need a mobile notary in West Los Angeles including the areas of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, and Brentwood, call us at 1-310-876-8489.

Pacific Palisades notary 90272

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Santa Monica Notary & Apostille

Are you searching for a mobile notary and/or Apostille service in Santa Monica?  We provide mobile notary service from 8am to 10pm daily.  Also, if you need a California Apostille for your documents, we can provide that too.

We are specialists in document notarization in Los Angeles.  Over the past 7 years, we have notarized tens of thousands of signatures.  We can notarize international documents, copy of a passport for California Apostille, copy of driver license, etc...  We can notarize the most complex notarization you can imagine. 

Even if you have lost your I.D., we can still notarize your document.  All you need is two friends who are not named in the document and have no financial interest to vouch for your identity.  So don't worry if you can't find your identification at the last minute.

Our notaries cover half of Los Angeles including Santa Monica and the south bay areas.  This includes: El Segundo Notary, Hermosa Beach Notary, Lomita Notary, Manhattan Beach Notary, Rancho Palos Verdes Notary, Redondo Beach Notary, Torrance Notary, Westchester Notary, Harbor City Notary, San Pedro Notary

If you need a notary or apostille in Santa Monica, give us a call.  We can be reached at 1-310-876-8489 or 888-810-4054.

California Secretary of State Apostille

The California Secretary of state has one main office in Sacramento and four branch offices throughout California.
If you need a California Apostille, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll process your documents through the Secretary of State in Los Angeles then deliver them back to you by FedEx next day service with the California Apostille attached.
Our service takes this important, complicated, and time-consuming process off your hands. We save you time and money by processing your paperwork directly with the Secretary of State.
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!
Here is the list of offices:
Sacramento Main Office1500 11th Street, 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fresno Branch Office2497 W Shaw Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
San Diego Branch Office1350 Front Street, Suite 2060
San Diego, CA 92101
San Francisco Branch Office455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 7300
San Francisco, CA 94102
Los Angeles Branch Office300 South Spring Street, Suite 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013

We provide California Apostille service through the Los Angeles Branch office.  To hire a professional California Apostille service, call 1-888-810-4054 or 310-876-8489

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