Please call or email for our rates on Notary Service and
San Diego Apostille Service:
Member of the National Notary Association. Bonded, licensed and insured for your protection! Background checked.
**Please call or email for discounted rates**
An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document (e.g. a birth, marriage or death certificate, a judgment, an extract of a register or a notarial attestation).
Apostilles can only be issued for documents issued in one country party to the Apostille Convention and that are to be used in another country which is also party to the convention.
You will need an Apostille if all of the following apply:
- the country where the document was issued is party to the Apostille Convention; and
- the country in which the document is to be used is party to the Apostille Convention; and
- the law of the country where the document was issued considers it to be a public document; and
- the country in which the document is to be used requires an Apostille in order to recognize it as a foreign public document
An Apostille may never be used for the recognition of a document in the country where that document was issued. Apostilles are strictly for the use of public documents abroad.
If your public document was issued or is to be used in a country where the Apostille Convention does not apply, you should contact the Embassy or a Consulate of the country where you intend to use the document in order to find out what your options are.
If you have any doubts, you should ask the intended recipient of your document whether our San Diego Apostille Service is necessary in your particular case.
Approximately 90 nations are members of the Hague Convention. The United States is one of the member nations. Non-members receive an Apostille as well from the Secretary of State which then requires further processing by the State Department in Washington DC and that country’s embassy or consulate, depending on that country. Read our reviews