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Apostille Services

CALIFORNIA APOSTILLE

VIALAN Translation Concepts specializes in Apostille service – authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. We can only authenticate and obtain an Apostille for documents issued and signed in the State of California by the following public officials:

  • Notaries Public

  • County Clerks or Recorders

  • Court Administrators

  • Executive Clerks

  • Executive Officers

  • Judges of the Superior Court

* Notary Public is always available for you at our office * we also provide a mobile Notary Public service and can come to your office*

For more information about fees, please call us direct: (949) 456-6126 or email us: info@vialanguage.net

Payment methods:

We accept: credit cards, Paypal, checks and cash.

WHAT IS AN APOSTILLE?

Apostille is a document issued by the State government officer who authenticates that the official signature and seal/stamp of a notary public or other public signatory on your original document is legal and should be accepted internationally by the governments of foreign countries.

In 1961 many nations joined together to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member of Hague convention.

What Countries are participating in Hague Convention?

Competent Authority (Art. 6)

A

  • Albania

  • Andorra

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Argentina

  • Armenia

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Belize

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Botswana

  • Brunei Darussalam

  • Bulgaria

  • China (Hong Kong)

  • Colombia

  • Cook Islands

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Dominica

  • Ecuador

  • El Salvador

  • Estonia

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • France

  • FYR of Macedonia

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Grenada

  • Honduras

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Latvia

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

M

  • Malawi

  • Malta

  • Marshall Islands

  • Mauritius

  • Mexico

  • Moldova

  • Monaco

N

  • Namibia

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Niue

  • Norway

P

  • Panama

  • Poland

  • Portugal

R

  • Romania

  • Russian Federation

S

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Samoa

  • San Marino

  • Serbia

  • Seychelles

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • South Africa

  • Spain

  • Suriname

  • Swaziland

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Tonga

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Turkey

  • Ukraine

  • United Kingdom

  • USA

  • Venezuela

The most common types of documents submitted for an Apostille are:

  • Marriage licenses

  • Birth certificates

  • School records, including diplomas, transcripts, letters relating to degrees, home studies

  • Power of attorney

  • Papers for adoption purposes

  • Certificates of non-marital status

  • References and job certification

  • Patent applications

  • Trademarks

  • Deeds of assignment

  • Distributorship agreements

  • Bylaws

  • Corporate documents, such as: Articles of Incorporation, Merger Agreements, Certificates of Amendment

 

 

 

What does an Apostille look like?   

Disclaimer: The contents and services indicated in this web site do not intend to give legal advice of any kind. For legal inquiries please contact an Attorney or your local Bar Association