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Apostille California

To obtain an apostille in California, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the document: The document that needs to be apostilled must be an original document or a certified copy. The document can be a birth certificate, marriage certificate, diploma, transcript, power of attorney, or any other document that needs to be recognized in a foreign country.
  2. Notarize the document: The document must be notarized by a California notary public.
  3. Check with the Secretary of State: Before submitting your document, check with the California Secretary of State to ensure that the document can be apostilled.
  4. Complete the California Apostille Request Form: Download and complete the California Apostille Request Form from the Secretary of State website.
  5. Submit the document: Submit the original document or certified copy, along with the completed California Apostille Request Form and the appropriate fees, to the California Secretary of State’s office.
  6. Wait for the apostille: The processing time for an apostille in California is typically 5-7 business days. You can choose to have the apostille mailed back to you or to have it picked up in person.

Note that if you need to have multiple documents apostilled, you will need to submit a separate California Apostille Request Form for each document.

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