An Apostille is the simplified certification of public documents for their international use in all nations that have joined the Apostille Section of the Hague Convention. Signatory countries have agreed under the Apostille Section of the Hague Convention to recognize public documents certified by an “Apostille”.
This certification is usually issued by a state that issued the document and ensures that public documents are valid within the country where the document was originally issued or notarized. The main function of the Apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document.
Mexico requires all documents to be apostilled, some examples of these documents are:
- Birth / Marriage / Death Certificates
- Court Judgments
- Adoption Papers
- School Diplomas
- School Transcripts
- Powers of Attorney
- Declarations and Affidavits
- Anything with a Notary Seal and Signature
- Property Deeds
California Rush Apostille Service
If you need help to get a document from California Apostilled for use in Mexico, we can Help with service usually within 2 business days. Other states take 2 to 15 days.
We also can obtain the same documents and get them notarized if they are issued in the State of Jalisco. We can get most birth / death / marriage certificates from the State of Jalisco and have them notarized and translated and sent to you via Fedex in as little as 2 business days.
Apostilles of Jalisco court documents take longer as we need to ask from certified copies from the court and that can take a week or more, then the court send the package of copies to the Jalisco State Supreme Court for certification (this takes a week or so) and then we have to pick them up and take them to the state certifications office which takes another 2 days.
We also offer full translation services.