Notary Public & Authentications


Notary Service

In California, a notary public is appointed by the Secretary of State to act as an independent witness when important documents are signed.

California law sets maximum fees for services related to notarial acts (e.g., per signature taken). Some common document that require a notary public signature and seal are:
  • Deeds (i.e. grant deed, quitclaim deed, deed of trust, etc.) affecting real estate property;
  • Power of Attorney, certified copies of power of attorney;
  • Affidavits;
  • Authorization for minor children travel.



An Apostille is the accepted form of Attestation required to acknowledge the validity of the foreign documents. The Apostille stamp approves the authority of the public official in which he or she acted (e.g. judge, clerk of the court, notary public, county recorder, etc.), not the content of the document.

We can obtain an apostille for your document issued in any State for use in a foreign country, usually within 3 to 10 business days. We can only accept original or certified copies of the original document. Documents that may require an apostille include, but are not limited to:
  • Birth, marriage, death certificates;
  • Court documents (i.e. divorce decree);
  • Power of Attorney;
  • Business contracts and corporate records.