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Purchase Agreement Apostille and Authentication Service

Businessman handshake representing a purchase agreement apostilleWhat is a purchase agreement?

According to Investopedia, a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) is “a binding legal contract between two parties that obligates a transaction between a buyer and a seller. SPAs are typically used for real estate transactions, but they are found in all areas of business. The agreement finalizes the terms and conditions of the sale, and it is the culmination of negotiations between the buyer and the seller.”

What is a purchase agreement apostille?

In brief, a purchase agreement apostille is a certification process that validates your document for use abroad. Oftentimes, overseas parties require a notarized and apostilled SPA as part of a real estate or legal transaction.

In order to give the document legal status overseas, the California Secretary of State’s office must certify the notarization. First, the CA SOS checks to ensure that the document was notarized properly by a California-State-commissioned notary public and that the notary’s signature matches the signature they have on file. Afterwards, if everything is in order, the CA SOS adheres an apostille certificate and red stamp to the notarial certificate.

How do I get my purchase agreement apostilled or authenticated?

1. Email us for a price quote.

Pricing varies depending on what country it’s going to, your location, the turnaround time needed, and the shipping destination. In order to get a quick price quote, email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name, address, phone number, and email address of the recipient (if you’d like us to ship it to a third party)
  • The destination country
  • A statement about whether the document is already notarized or needs to be notarized

We will respond with a price quote without delay. Once we’ve agreed upon a price, we will start the apostille/authentication process.

2. Get the purchase agreement notarized.

The signer must sign the document in front of a notary public. With this in mind, if the signer is in the San Francisco Bay Area, we can meet them and notarize the SPA.

3. Get the purchase agreement to us.

Assuming that we notarize the document, we’ll simply collect payment at the appointment and take the notarized document 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 +1 (415) 655-9455 to arrange credit-card payment.

4. We’ll take it from there.

First, we will obtain an apostille from the Secretary of State in Sacramento. Some countries require apostilles plus additional certifications, details of which we will provide in the price quote. Next, once the document has an apostille (and additional authentication/legalization, if required), we’ll ship it via FedEx Priority Overnight Service (USA destinations) or FedEx International Priority Service (overseas destinations).

For more information or to place your order, please email [email protected] or call +1 (415) 655-9455.

Disclaimer: Information on this website is for informational purposes only. These instructions are based on our knowledge and experience and are meant to be helpful; however, they might contain errors. Please let us know if you encounter mistakes so that we can promptly correct them. SF Notary + Apostille is not a law firm, and its agents are not attorneys. Please contact a licensed attorney or your local bar association for counsel on legal matters.