An apostille, which translates to “certification” in French, is a certificate that accompanies the original document to verify that the public official’s signature on a document is authenticated. It’s authentication for a foreign country. It is also known as a notarial certificate. The apostille was formed by the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention in which documents created in one of the 115 countries involved can be legally certified for use in the other member countries. It is a treaty meant to create ease in the exchange of public documents. When deemed necessary, the document will end with a seal or a stamp. Cal Interpreting & Translations is here to provide premium Apostille translations at remarkable rates.
What Kinds of Documents Can Be Apostilled?
- Birth certificates
- Death certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Citizenship documents
- Adoptions papers
- Academic transcripts
- Court rulings
What Is the Apostille Process in the US?
Anyone can apostille a document. The name on the document, however, cannot be that of the individual presenting it. Another person must appear on behalf of the individual named on the document. The individual does not have to be related to the person named on the document.
Why Would You Need Your Apostilled Document Translated?
In most cases, after getting your document apostilled, you will need it translated. You will need the original document and the apostille certification translated. To get a document apostille, you will need to have the document translated, the translation certification, the certified translation notarized, and finally an apostille certificate of the notarized translation. That is where CIT comes in. We provide the best, top-notch apostille translations. If you are getting your document apostilled, we understand the importance and significance of that document and guarantee high quality and professional work.
What Is the Process of Getting a Document Apostilled in California?
In California, the process for getting an apostille for a birth or death certificate includes the California Secretary of State (SoS). The SoS must issue an apostille for the signatures of county clerks and their deputies, county records and their deputies, and the State Registrar.
In the event that your birth or death certificate has the signature of a health official, you must have that certificate certified by the county’s clerk office where it was issued or obtain a copy from the county recorder or State of California Department of Public Health.
You should always have your document notarized prior to submitting your apostille request to the California Secretary of State. The California Secretary of State can issue an apostille in another language as long as the document is notarized.