CA Authentications

CA AuthenticationsCA Authentications

When you need to use official documents in other countries, it must be correctly authenticated. This is sometimes referred to as an apostille. CA Authentications and apostilles is a form of certification issued by the Secretary of State. The CA authentications process will determine if the document needs an authenticated certification or apostille. This is based on which country the documents will be used in.

Please note that CA authentications do not validate of the contents on the documents. It determines the authenticity of the official/notary public’s signature that notarized the documents. State issued documents cannot be notarized. The Secretary of State will validate the state official’s signature signed on the documents.

The process to get your CA Authentications

Let authenticate your documents with the CA Authentications and Notary Public counter. We get it done in 3 easy steps:

1. Mail your state issued documents/notarized documents to us.

2. If we receive your documents by 12:30PM PST, we will submit them the SAME DAY!

3. Return your authenticated documents to you.

What Type of Documents can be Authenticated?

Any type documents can be authenticated as long as it is correctly notarized. State issued documents like Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Formation documents, etc. cannot be notarized. As long as it is a certified copy, CA Authentications and Notary Public counter can be successfully authenticated or apostilled.

Please keep in mind that in order for us take your documents for same day authentications, they must be received no later than 12:30PM PST. Documents received after the cut off time will be submitted the following business day.

Call us at (916) 480-1225 to speak to one of our agents! We can help you get started on the process as soon as today!

**Please note that our Agents are NOT certified Notary Publics. We cannot check the authenticity of your Notary and will presume that all notarized documents were done correctly. If issues arise with the notary, revisions will need to be made in order to be authenticated.