Marriage Certificate Apostille – Legalization – Authentication

Marriage Certificate Apostille and Authentication

Legalizing your California marriage certificate—also known as a marriage license—by apostille begins with presentation of a certified copy of the marriage certificate issued by a County Clerk in the Vital Records Department. An apostille confirms the identity of the official who signs the certified document so that your marriage certificate can be accepted abroad.

Advanced Mobile Notary’s team of California-State-commissioned notaries public knows how to navigate the complexities and pitfalls involved in the California marriage certificate apostille and authentication processes. We ensure that your document is properly legalized and returned to you quickly and securely.

California Marriage Certificate Apostille and Authentication Checklist

Follow these steps to enable Advanced Mobile Notary to obtain your California marriage certificate apostille or authentication.

#1: Verify the marriage certificate is eligible for apostille

Ensure your California marriage certificate was:

  • Issued from one of the 58 counties of California
  • Certified and signed by a County Clerk

#2: Determine whether you need an apostille or authentication
To check whether the destination country (the country where the document requires legal standing) has adopted the Hague Convention apostille process, click on the following text: List of Hague Convention Competent Authorities.

If the destination country is a Hague Convention competent authority, your document is eligible for an apostille. If the destination country is not a Hague Convention member, your document will require authentication by the California Secretary of State and consulate authentication. Call us at (415) 239-6600 for a quote.

#3: Contact Advanced Mobile Notary

You can place your apostille order by phone by calling (415) 239-6600.

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