Affidavit Apostille and Authentication Service
What is an affidavit?
An affidavit is a legal promise or statement of fact made voluntarily by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation. To have legal standing, the document must be signed by the affiant in the presence of a notary public or commissioner of oaths.
How do I get my affidavit apostilled or authenticated?
This is the process for an affidavit apostille or authentication:
1. Determine what kind of authentication you need.
If the destination country has signed the Hague Apostille Convention, then you just need an apostille from the California Secretary of State. If the destination country has not signed the Hague Convention, you need an additional legalization from the destination country’s consulate or embassy.
2. Get a price quote.
Pricing varies depending on your location, the turnaround time needed, and the shipping destination. For a quick price quote, call (415) 655-9455.
3. Get the affidavit notarized.
The deponent must sign the document in front of a notary public. If you’re in San Francisco, we can come to your location and notarize the affidavit for you.
4. Get the affidavit to us.
If we notarize the document, we’ll simply take it with us. If someone else notarizes it, you can send it to our office:
SF Notary + Apostille
315 Montgomery Street, 10th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Please include a check or money order made out to “AMN SF” or call us at (415) 655-9455 to arrange credit-card payment.
5. We’ll get it apostilled.
We will take your document to the Secretary of State in California. They will confirm the notary’s signature and attach an apostille to the affidavit.
6. We’ll get it legalized, if needed.
For non-Hague countries, we’ll bring the apostilled affidavit to the relevant consulate or embassy for legalization.
7. We’ll ship it along.
We can return the apostilled affidavit to you or directly to the receiving country.