Apostille Los Angeles Services is a private agency located in Downtown L.A., California, provides the service of 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 an Apostille or Certification, through the appropriate government agency.

Apostille & Authentications or certifications only certify to the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The apostille or certification does not validate the contents of the document.

The Secretary of State only authenticates signatures 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 Official

Some examples of documents submitted for signature authentication are:

  • Birth Certificates Apostille
  • Apostille Death Certificates
  • Certificates of Non-Marital Status Apostille
  • Apostille Corporate documents such as articles, mergers, amendments, etc.
  • Deeds of Assignment Apostille
  • Apostille Distributorship Agreements
  • Marriage Licenses Apostille
  • Apostille Papers for adoption purposes
  • Powers of Attorney Apostille
  • Apostille School records such as Apostille diplomas, transcripts Apostille, letters relating to degrees
  • References and Job Certification Apostille
  • Apostille Trademarks

Documents submitted to us will be sent to the appropriate government agency for signature authentication which must have a current certification date by the appropriate public official or their deputy or must be notarized by a California Notary Public in Los Angeles

Customers requiring authentication of any school records (e.g., transcript or diploma) must obtain a notarized copy of the record from the high school, university, etc., before submitting the documents for authentication.

Any document executed by County Health Officers and County Local Registrars can be authenticated only if the document is first certified by the county clerk/recorder.

Note: Our offices are located in heart of Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Any document executed by County Health Officers and County Local Registrars can be authenticated only if the document is first certified by the county clerk/recorder.

To avoid delays that may result from out-of-date documents, a document certified by a county official (e.g. county clerk) should have a certification date within the last five years or a new certified copy should be obtained from the appropriate county official.

The customer must identify the country of destination when the documents are submitted. If documents are submitted by mail to our office, the Authentication Request Form must specify or identifying the country of destination and must accompany the documents. To facilitate the processing of documents submitted by mail, please include a self-addressed envelope.

Documents can be dropped off in person to the Los Angeles office for processing between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) or can be mailed to our office here.