Apostille for Marriage Certificate

Marriage certificates, divorce decrees documents are issued by the Superior Court in any given California County. Raymond Aros | Notary will ensure you have the correct document, stamps and signatures in order to proceed with the official apostille certificate.

Without the client’s need to travel to Sacramento, Raymond Aros | Notary brings to you the convenience to obtain an apostille on your birth certificate document. Mobile and mailing services covering all apostille and authentication services in California make our services hassle-free. We will send the documents to the appropriate government facility on your behalf.

Check to See if your California Marriage Certificate
is Valid

The State of California has very specific process in the Certification of Marriage Certificates for foreign use. Marriage Certificates issued by your church or marriage chapel are not eligible for an Apostille. Raymond Aros | Notary will ensure you have all the correct document, stamps, and signatures.

Please Carefully Examine Your Document to see if it’s Eligible Using this Three Step Check List:

Step 1. Is the Marriage Certificate Document of California Origin?

  • Is your marriage certificate issued by one of the 58 counties in California?
  • Is your marriage certificate issued within the last 5 years?
    If Yes, your document may be acceptable. If No, call our office for possible options.

Step 2. Does my Marriage Certificate Document Have the Acceptable Signature to Be Legalized?

What is the Official’s title who signed your marriage certificate?

On the marriage certificate, located below the county official signature line, is the title of the “Official”, is the title either:

  • County Clerk/Recorder
  • Clerk/Recorder
  • Assessor/Recorder

If any of these 3 officials have signed your marriage certificate, this document is acceptable to be legalized for either Apostille or authentication. Again if you are attempting to submit a marriage certificate issued by a wedding chapel or church it’s not eligible for an Apostille or Authentication.

If Not there’s one More Step that must be taken for your Marriage Certificate to be eligible for an Apostille. Follow the instructions below


Step 3. Is the Country that I am Getting the Legalization for a Member of the Hague Convention?

To check, go here: www.dia.govt.nz/apostille

If Yes, this Document eligible for an “Apostille.” If Not, the document is considered an “Authentication” which will need additional processing time and cost. Please call for quote.

How Does One Start the Process of Obtaining an Apostille or Authentication?

  1. Print and complete the Order Form
  2. For us to determine if your documents are properly prepared for processing, we will review at no cost.
  3. Send us all original documents via USPS mail.

For more information contact Raymond Aros | Notary