Apostille for Diplomas & Transcripts – California Institutions
If you have been asked to present certified copies of your diplomas and/or transcripts in a foreign country, you may need an Apostille or authentication of these documents. An Apostille verifies that the official at the institution who signed your transcript documents is in good standing and has properly signed in accordance with the records of the California Secretary of State.
Apostille Document Services offers a comprehensive apostille and authentication service with convenient online ordering and document return via FedEx, saving you time and ensuring peace of mind that your document will arrive quickly and safely. Apostille Documents will process your documents with the utmost care. We understand the details and the potential challenges involved in the process and will ensure your document is properly legalized. Before you present us with your diploma and transcripts, there are some steps you can take to make sure the process is as smooth as possible.
Easy Steps to Order a California Apostille for Diplomas & Transcripts:
1. Check the Origin of the Documents. Make sure that your diploma and transcripts were issued by a California institution.
2. Have Your Document Notarized. As part of the process, you will need to have your diploma and transcripts notarized by a Notary Public. It is advised that you have the notary sign the documents in the presence of the Dean of Records or Registrar. Many schools have a notary on campus, which can save you money and time. If there is no notary onsite, we can set up an appointment with a mobile notary who will come to the school. Please call us for more information about our mobile notary service.
3. Find Out if the Destination Country is a Member of the Hague Convention (Click Here). If the country to whom you are presenting your document is a member of the Hague Convention, you will need an Apostille authentication. If not, your document may need Embassy Legalization. In this case, please give us a call.
4. Go to Purchase Options and follow instructions