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Apostille California Services

US apostille provides expedited apostille and certification services for corporate and personal documents issued in the State of California and destined for use abroad.
Our fee for next day service is $50.00 per document (Apostille or certification)

Fee break down:

CA Secretary of State expedited fee:  $26.00
Service fee:  $24.00
Total:  $50.00

How can we provide fast service at such a low cost?
Our office is located at 453 South Spring St. in downtown L.A.
The Secretary of the State of California is located at 300 South Spring St.
Practically, our office is in the building next to the Secretary of State within 2 minutes walking.
As soon as we receive your document, our courier immediately hand carries it to the Secretary of the State and waits for it.

Payment must be received upfront with the document. We accept Personal, business Check, or Money Order. In case the state of California rejects your document, we will return only the secretary of state fee back to you with the document and the rejection details. Send Your Package to our California branch office

Apostille California Federal Document:

$45.00 per single document - 4 Business Days

If you have a Federal document that requires an apostille from the US Department of State in Washington D.C., you can still get it apostilled in four business days by sending it to our main office in Washington D.C.

We Accept:

Frequently Asked Questions about California Apostille

1. Which documents are eligible for Apostille California Services?

California corporate and federal documents are acceptable for the apostille service from US apostille. We may provide expedited authentication services for California certifications from the MD Secretary of State within just One Business Day. Please, contact our customer service for confirmation first.

Examples of California Corporate documents:


3. Does US apostille certify California vital records and educational documents?

US apostille doesn’t provide attestation service for educational documents or vital records issued in the State of California. However, we offer our customers a detailed guide that contains all the information that our customers might need to obtain apostille certificates from the California SOS by themselves.

Contact Information

Walk-In Address Sacramento Main Office
1500 11th Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors
Sacramento, CA 95814
Only Sacramento Office provides mailing service
Los Angeles Regional Office
300 South Spring Street, Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Please Note:
The California Secretary of State's Los Angeles office has expanded its authentication services to include the authentication of the signatures of California notaries public, in addition to county and state official's signatures.
Mailing Address Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277–0001
Telephone Los Angeles office: (213) 897-3062 / Sacramento Main Office: (916) 657-5448 - (916) 653–3595 Secretary of State
Alex Padilla
Mailing Info Please Include a self-addressed envelope for the return mail. If you wish to use a mail tracking service, please provide a pre-paid air bill. If you do not use a prepaid service, our office will mail your document(s) by U.S. Postal Service regular mail at no charge.

Statutory Fee & Duration

Fees Regular Apostille Service: $20.00per document
Expedited Apostille service: $ 26.00 per document.
Processing Time 6-8 Business Days

Document Requirement

The California Secretary of State authenticates signatures only on documents issued in the State of California signed by a notary public or the following public officials and their deputies:

  • County Clerks or Recorders
  • Court Administrators of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
  • Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county
  • Executive Officers of the Superior Court
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • State Officials
    ((Any document that is not signed by one of the previously mentioned officials must be signed by a notary public in the State of California. ))
    All Documents must be original notarized and/or certified document(s) from the county clerk or superior court . A photocopy is not acceptable.

Working Hours

8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
California State Holiday: http://www.sos.ca.gov/state-holidays/

Parking Information

Sacramento Main Office:
Metered street parking is available
Driving Directions: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/driving-directions-sacramento/

Los Angeles Regional Office:
Metered street parking is available
Driving Directions: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/driving-directions-los-angeles/

Payment information

  • Mailed Requests: check or money order are only accepted, Make your payment payable to Secretary of State and payable in U.S. dollars.
  • In Person Requests: Check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
    Cash is only accepted at the Sacramento office.

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4. Which countries accept Apostille California?

California Apostille is acceptable for all types of California documents destined for use in one of the Hague Convention Participating Countries .
Click here to see a list of all Apostille countries


6. Which countries accept California Embassy (Certificate) Legalization?

California Embassy Legalization is required for documents issued in the State of California and destined for use in the Non-Hague countries. US apostille offers rush California legalization services from the US Department of State and from the embassy of the destination country in Washington DC. For more information, you may send us an email at: ca@usapostille.com
Click Here to see a list of all legalization countries


5. What are California counties and cities?

Here is a list of all California counties and major cities.

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

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