When you present an official document to authorities in another country, they have no way of knowing if it is genuine unless you provide direct verification from the issuing office. If they had to do this for every document they received, it would quickly become unworkable.
As a result, the Hague Convention of 1961 devised an Apostille solution for its members. An Apostille is a certificate that verifies the authenticity of seals and signatures on official state and federal documents for use in another country. It differs from notarization in that it is only valid within the United States. So, if you have a document issued by the federal government or the state of California that you need to send or use in another country, you must have it apostilled in order for the receiving country to accept it as authentic.
However, the procedure does not have to be as complicated as it appears. At NixSignings, we will work quickly on your apostille request, saving you both time and money.
Our apostille service in Los Angeles, CA is reliable and trustworthy. We are prepared to authenticate any document issued by a federal agency or an American consulate, having been educated and certified by the best in the industry, the National Notary Association, and licensed by the state of California.
Oaths or affirmations
High school and college diplomas
Power of Attorney notarized documents
Certificates of Incorporation
Certificates of Origin
As one of the most established apostille services, our most frequently asked question from clients is what they require when contacting us. We do not impose a slew of requirements on our clients. However, in order to comply with the law, you must provide official identification.
California Driver’s License or ID
Driver’s license issued by Mexico or Canada
US Military Identification
If you do not have formal identification, you can bring two credible witnesses with their IDs.
When applying for a California apostille, keep in mind that your identification documents should not be expired but should still be valid. So, come to our Los Angeles office for a streamlined apostille process.
You’ve probably come across a number of options when looking to apostille your California documents. So, what distinguishes our service from the crowd?
So, we have some great qualities, such as:
We handle the entire authentication process for your documents. We will, however, brief you on the procedure so that you are aware of what to expect. However, there are a few details about the service that you should be aware of ahead of time:
All documents are apostilled with the assistance of our office and the Secretary of State’s office.
We personally deliver your documents to the California Secretary of State and oversee their processing. Our personalized, hands-on approach ensures a faster processing time, allowing you to get back to the business at hand.
We return your apostille documents and certification via the channel you specify. This includes using the United States Postal Service, Fed Ex, or UPS. Alternatively, we will bring them to you in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and all surrounding areas in Greater Los Angeles.
If your document was issued in a state other than California, it may need to be processed there. However, we will notify you and assist you in making arrangements.
Most people are unaware that they must apostille their documents before presenting them as proof in another country. When time is not on your side, you often find out. That is why, at NixSignings, we specialize in providing apostille and notarization services that are quick, affordable, and convenient.