For an apostille in Downey, CA give me a call. I'm Robert Pryor Mobile Notary Public and I provide a full service public office for convenient apostilles processing of international documents, serving the greater LA area.
If you're not familiar with the Apostille...it's public documents that are certified for international use. The nations who joined the Apostille Section of the Hague Convention (there are currently over 60 countries) acknowledge these public documents as being certified by an Apostille. This certification means that the documents will be valid within the country where the document originated and was notarized. Basically, the Apostille certifies authenticity of the document's signatures.
It also certifies what the person who signed the document was acting as, i.e. President of a company, Homeowner, Borrower, etc. and the apostille must be issued from the state where it originated and notarized. The Apostille that attaches to the document is a one-page certificate that must be embossed with the Great Seal of a State and must include the facsimile signature of whoever issues the Apostille.
Just about every type of document--birth certificates, death certificates, adoption papers, divorce papers, marriage certificates, powers of attorney, college degrees, affidavits, deeds and wills, bills of sale, proofs of ownership, private documents, notarized passport copies and many more--can have an apostille.
If you're wondering where you would need this service, think about this: any country you visit where you would need to use these documents, you will need an apostille. Imagine the nightmare you'd face if you were adopting a child, presenting your credentials to a foreign office where you've been transferred or showing a death certificate for a relative who is to be buried overseas.
I can generally provide same day appointments!