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Your Document Legalization Expert

Apostille123 (Joe Ewing) obtains the authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside of the United States of America. Contact me via phone, email, or text to get advice from a true apostille expert. I offer the fastest most reliable service available.  I am based in North San Diego County, California, and personally serve the surrounding areas.

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Document Legalization

Legalization, also known as or apostille, is a formal procedure used to attain legal force for a document—such as an education diploma, certificate, license, and more—in the territory of another country. The procedure is used to authenticate signatures of persons who sign documents and, if required, to confirm the authenticity of the seal or stamp attached. The ultimate purpose of the apostille is to submit a document to the authorities of another country.

For Mr. Ewing to successfully obtain the correct apostille, you must identify the country of destination. Apostlle123 can only obtain an apostille for documents issued in the State of California by the following public officials or their deputies:

  • County Clerks or Recorders
  • Executive Officers
  • Court Administrators
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks
  • Notaries Public
  • Officers Whose Authority Is Not Limited to Any Particular County
  • State Officials


All documents must be currently certified by the appropriate public official or must be notarized by a Californian notary public. Some examples of documents submitted for apostille are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Bylaws
  • Papers for Adoption Purposes
  • Divorce Decree
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Corporate Documents: Articles, Mergers, Amendments, & More
  • School Records: Diplomas, Transcripts, Letters Relating to Degrees, & More
  • Deeds of Assignment
  • References and Job Certification
  • Distributorship Agreements
  • Trademarks

School Records

Individuals requiring an Apostille of any school records must obtain a notarized copy of the record from the high school, university, or other educational institution, before submitting the documents for authentication.

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The fee for obtaining one Apostille is $225. This fee includes the California Secretary of State Apostille fee, a notary authentication or jurat, and reliable priorty FedEx overnight shipping to and from the California Secretary of State. Each additional apostille requested is $100 each. This is the fastest (5-7 days) and is the most reliable way to obtain an apostille.

I also offer expert assistance in obtaining apostilles through the US mail, anywhere in the United States.  This service takes 2-3 weeks and I charge $75 per document.  

Additional Services

Countries that do not participate in the Hague Convention require additional document authentication by the US department of State and Consulate legalization.  I offer professional assistance with consular services, as well as assistance with  documents that have to go through the Department of State in Washington, DC.  I cannot quote a Legalization fee because each embassy/consulate charges differently