Apostilles and Authentications (Legalizations) - Notary Public OC

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Apostilles and Authentications (Legalizations)


COUNTRY OF DESTINATION
There are two types of countries of destination: Hague Convention and Non-Hague Convention. Apostilles can only be issued for countries that belong to the Hague Convention. If your destination country is not a member, you will most likely need a U.S. Department of State Certification and/or Embassy Legalization in addition to the certification by the U.S. State of origin. We will review and advise which is applicable.

DOCUMENT PREPARATION

  1. All documents presented for a California Apostille are limited to documents with specific signatures. Make sure that your document has a qualifying signature. Call us if you are unsure. (949)614-5291.
  2. If you are producing  your own document, such as a Power of Attorney, contract bids or any printed document that requires your signature, we will notarize your signature at no additional charge when we pick up your document. (Local Only)
  3. Documents mailed to us that require a California notarization for counties other than Orange, LA or Riverside must be notarized before sending them to us.
  4. California education docs, such as High School/College Diplomas, transcripts, etc.,  should also be notarized by the school. We can usually obtain this for you for local schools and colleges.
  5. If your document has multiple signatures, verify whether or not each signature requires an notarization prior to the Apostille legalization; remember, it is the signature chain that is legalized, not the document.
  6. All documents seeking an apostille should have a certification date within the past five years.
  7. If your document is written in a foreign language and needs the U.S. Department of State Authentication (Usually required for Non-Hague Convention countries), it must be accompanied with an English translation

Please note that many of the state/federal government agencies and foreign embassies/consulates are operating with restrictions, limited hours and some offices are temporarily closed. We will keep you sdvised of any delays.
WE WILL PERSONALLY REVIEW YOUR DOCS WITH YOU TO ENSURE PROCESSING WITHOUT ERROR OR DELAY. (Pickup/delivery only)

(MAIL-IN REQUESTS  FROM ALL STATES ACCEPTED)

SCHEDULE OF FEES
FULL SERVICE PICKUP/DELIVERY SERVICE
(We will notarize your document for free with your apostille)

                 EMERGENCY STATE AUTHENTICATION
           $290 - EMERGENCY 24 hr - for 1st doc
           $150 - EMERGENCY 24 hr - for 2nd doc   
           $100 - EMERGENCY 24 hr - for 3rd +

                 STATE AUTHENTICATION ONLY
           $229 - CA docs-Pickup/delivery-1st doc,2-3 BD
           $100 - 2nd Document
           $  85 - Each Additional Document
           $275 - Non-CA docs - (6-9 BD)

                 CA +U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE
           $330 - 1st doc (9-12 BD)
           $169 - 2nd and each additional
           $445 - 1st doc EXPEDITED (7-8 BD)
           $264 - 2nd and each additional EXPEDITED

                 U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE ONLY
           $300 - 1st doc (8-9 BD)
           $149 - 2nd and each additional

                 U.S. DEPT. of STATE ONLY  - EXPEDITED
            $380 - 1st doc (6-7 BD)
            $180 - 2nd and each addt'l

BD=Business Days

DOCUMENTS MAILED TO US


               STATE AUTHENTICATION ONLY
                $135 - California docs - 1st doc: (7-9 BD)
                $110 - 2nd and each add'l
                $250 - 1st doc -Mailed to you next BD - EXP
                $110 - 2nd and each add'l - EXP
               $175 - Non-CA docs - 1st doc (10-14BD)
               $140 - 2nd and each add'l Non-CA doc

               CALIFORNIA + U.S. DEPT. OF STATE
                $289 - 1st doc* (12-17 BD)
                $200 - 2nd and each additional*
                $359 - 1st doc - EXP (9-11 BD)
                $270 - 2nd and each additional - EXP

                U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ONLY
                $249 - 1st doc (10-14 BD)
                $149 - 2nd and each additional
               $319 - 1st doc - EXP ( 7-8 BD)
               $219 - 2nd and each addtl - EXP

BD=Business Days

                * Add 6 BD and $75 to fee for Non-California

EMBASSY and CONSULAR AUTHENTICATION FEES

        $ 60 - LA  Embassy / Consulate  -  1st  doc
            $ 20 - LA Embassy/Consulate - @2nd+ doc
                  $75 -  Non-LA Embassy / Consulate  -  1st  doc
                  $50 - Non-LA Embassy/Consulate @2nd + doc

Please note that each foreign embassy and/or consulate charges a fee for the authentication of each document they process. The charged embassy/consulate fee is in addition to our listed fees above. You may call us for the amount of said fee.



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