Do you need an Apostille on a document originating from the State of California and for use abroad?
The California Secretary of State provides Apostille 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 Apostille or Certification / Legalization. If the destination country is a member of the Hague convention, the authentication process is an Apostille and for Apostille requests, there are only two Secretary of State offices in California; Los Angeles and Sacramento.
For those countries not members of the Hague convention, additional steps are required for authentication. The steps include State Certification, U.S. Department of State certification, if required, and Embassy or Consulate legalization.
Rates includes all state fees & USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day) return shipping.
For expedited overnight return shipping, add $10.
*Discount available for five or more documents
Steps for successful Apostille processing:
- Once the document has been assessed by Totally Notary and approved for Apostille processing, mail or drop off the ORIGINAL document, Apostille Order Form and payment to Totally Notary at 205 Main Street, Suite J, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Before shipping, please notify Totally Notary by text or email to expect it.
- Processed orders will be available for return shipping or local pick-up within 2 business days of receipt (weekends and holidays excluded). Free USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day) is included for return shipping. Expedited overnight shipping is available for an additional $10.00.
Accepted forms of payment:
Cash, money order, cashier’s check, PayPal, and Major Credit Cards. Personal and Business checks will be subject to a 7 business day hold time for clearing of funds. For faster processing, please pay by credit card.
California Apostille by Totally Notary is 100% guaranteed. If an Apostille certificate cannot be obtained, the full fee will be refunded.
Totally Notary cannot guarantee that the document destination will accept the Apostille, only that the Apostille request will be processed by the California Secretary of State according to their policies and the Hague convention.
For more information on Totally Notary’s Apostille services go to
205 Main Street, Suite J
Pleasanton, CA 94566