Expedited Apostille and Authentication Processing

California Secretary of State
Apostille and Authentication Services

Our California State-commissioned notaries public work closely and efficiently with the California Secretary of State to provide you fast and convenient apostille and authentication certification of documents produced in California. Our service has earned the respect and trust of clients ranging in size from individual private parties to multinational corporations located in California, the United States, and other countries across the globe.

California Secretary of State
Apostille and Authentication Services

$180

Initial Document

  • $180 1st document 1-2 Day Service
  • $80 Each additional document

  • Processing quoted in business days
  • Timeline does not include return shipping time
  • Documents returned via trackable FedEx Priority Overnight (US) or Priority International service
  • We provide free local notarization of documents as part of our apostille and authentication services
  • Please call +1 (415) 635-7419 to verify shipping address before shipping us any documents

U.S. State Department
Apostille and Authentication Services

US State Department Authentication If the document is a federal government-issued document or requires apostille or authentication processing by an embassy in Washington, DC, US State Department authentication is also required.
  • U.S. State Department expedited processing averages 5 business days*
  • Processing time does not include shipping time
  • Documents might also require California Secretary of State apostille or authentication processing and embassy authentication
  • Documents returned via trackable FedEx Priority Overnight (US) or Priority International service
  • We provide free local notarization of documents as part of our expedited apostille and authentication services
  • Please call +1 (415) 635-7419 to verify shipping address before shipping us any documents

Consular Authentication Services

Documents being legalized for use in countries that have not adopted Hague Convention will require additional processing. Documents that require authentication by any consulate in California are subject to additional processing fees and consulate processing fees, which we must pass on to you.

Consular Legalization

$200Plus Consular Fee

Prices Vary Based On Country, Call For A Quote

  • Most Consulates and Embassies: $200 drop-off and pickup service
  • Chinese Consulate: $300 drop-off and pickup service
  • Iraq and Lebanon: $200 per document drop-off and pickup service
    • Processing quoted in business days
    • Processing time does not include return shipping time
    • Documents might also require California Secretary of State or federal apostille
    • Documents returned via trackable FedEx Priority Overnight (US) or Priority International service
    • We provide free local notarization of documents as part of our expedited apostille and authentication services
    • Please call +1 (415) 635-7419 to verify shipping address before shipping us any documents


    California Secretary of State Apostilles and Authentications

    If your California-originating documents require authentication for legal recognition in a country that has not adopted the Hague Convention apostille process, you will need authentication of the document’s signatures by both the State of California and the destination country’s local consulate or, in certain cases, its embassy in Washington, DC.

    US State Department Authentication

    If the document is authenticated at the embassy in Washington, DC, US State Department authentication is also required.

    We Listen and Care

    Every member of our well-trained staff will listen carefully to understand your unique situation and needs. We know the current forms, procedures, and protocols to get your documents authenticated quickly the first time.

    Consulate and Embassy Legalization

    This legalization process involves both the appropriate ministry of the country where the documents originated and the ministry of the documents’ destination government. In other words, the document must be certified twice before it has any legal effect in the destination country.

    In California, the US Certification is provided by the California Secretary of State in Sacramento. Foreign certification is called authentication, or more commonly “consulate legalization” or “embassy authentication,” depending upon where the authentication is performed.

    Errors Create Delays...or Worse

    Multi-step procedures of Embassy legalization requirements must be followed precisely, otherwise the documents will be rejected, which might require new document generation and other delays.

    We listen carefully to understand your unique situation. We know the current forms, procedures, and protocols to get your documents authenticated quickly the first time.