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How Much Does a Notary Cost?

How Much Does a Notary Cost?

We often get asked, “How much does a notary cost?” The answer is that the California Secretary of State regulates pricing for the notarial act, but other related fees may apply, depending on your notary needs. The maximum fee allowed by the State of California for most notarial acts is $15 The $15 per notarized

How do I get a Sacramento apostille?

How do I get a Sacramento apostille?

If you have a document being presented in another country, the recipient might ask you to obtain a “Sacramento apostille” (a.k.a. California Secretary of State or Hague apostille) before shipping it to them. The good news is that you don’t have to travel to Sacramento to get the apostille. SF Notary + Apostille can take

Faster CA Apostille Turnaround Times

Faster CA Apostille Turnaround Times

Get Your CA Apostille in Just One Day Exciting news! The California Secretary of State has reopened its counter in Sacramento, allowing us once again to provide one-day CA apostille service. This means documents that we notarize or are shipped overnight to our staff in Sacramento one day are apostilled and shipped the next business day.

Faster US State Department Apostille Turnaround Times

Faster US State Department Apostille Turnaround Times

Federal US State Dept Apostille/Authentication in 3 Weeks We are pleased to announce that our federal US State Department apostille / authentication turnaround time is improving! It’s now averaging less than three weeks–a huge improvement over the 13 weeks it was taking the State Department to apostille or authenticate FBI background checks and other documents

Canada Apostille News

Canada Apostille News

Canada Joins Hague Apostille Convention Great news! On 12 May 2023, Canada became party to the Hague Apostille Convention, meaning that they will soon issue and accept apostilled documents. The general reaction has been, “Well, it’s about time!” Canada was one of the few developed nations that had not joined the Convention, which made document

What Forms of ID Can a Notary Accept?

What Forms of ID Can a Notary Accept?

When booking mobile notary appointments, clients often ask us which types of proof of identification documents our San Francisco Bay Area traveling notaries will accept as satisfactory evidence of the signing party’s identification.