Apostilles & Authentications

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An Apostille is a special certificate, stamped with a red seal, that is attached to your original document verifying the signature of a Notary Public or other official is legitimate and authentic. An Apostille is commonly used to authenticate documents that are to be introduced to a foreign consulate or foreign country. MISSION DOC PREP takes the stress away from acquiring a California Apostille, out of state Apostilles, and Federal Apostilles.

Our office is easily accessible by motor-vehicle, public transit, BART, bikes, and walking with tons of surrounding street parking, coffee shops and great places to eat. We can also come to you if you rather not commute to our office. See our mobile services for more info. 

Our Apostille service and turn-around times are as follows:

10 – 12 business days $125
5 business days $150
4 business days $200
3 business days $250
2 business days $350
Next business day $650

Prices listed include one (1) Apostille.
Each additional Apostille is $65.

During COVID-19 the state is working with limited staff and longer than usual turn-around times, therefore, during COVID-19 the Apostille fees are as follows:

15 business days $125
10-12 business days $150
8-10 business days $200
5-7 business days $400
3-4 business days $500
2 business days $750

Prices listed include one (1) Apostille.
Each additional Apostille is $65.

An Authentication Certificate (Apostille) only certifies the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Authentication Certificate does not validate the other contents of the document. The Apostille is used to authenticate signatures signed by a notary public or the following public officials and their deputies:

  • Department of Justice Clearance check
  • FBI background check
  • County Clerks or Recorders
  • Court Administrators of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
  • Executive Officers of the Superior Court
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • State Officials
  • Driver License for South Korea
  • Birth, Marriage, and Death certificates
  • Notary Public Acknowledgments
  • … and lots of other stuff.

If your documents do not have the prerequisites to receive the Apostille, MISSION DOC PREP can assist you in acquiring those prerequisites.

ISSUANCE OF A SINGLE AUTHENTICATION CERTIFICATEEffective January 1, 2017, the California Secretary of State’s office will begin issuing a single Authentication Certificate for documents to be used outside of the country rather than issuing either an Apostille or Certificate depending on the country of destination.

Authentication of Notary Public by County Clerk

DO NOT BE FOOLED: This is NOT the same as an Apostille.
You probably do not need this but in case you do the prices are as follows:

5-7 day service $100
1-2 day service $150

Office Hours
Monday11:00 AM — 6:05 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM — 6:05 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM — 6:05 PM
Thursday11:00 PM — 6:05 PM
Friday11:45 PM — 6:05 PM
Saturday11:00 AM — 6:00 PM
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Contact us directly for off-hour meetings, special requests, or short notices. Everything is possible. We are able to accommodate whatever you need of us to make it happen.

Monday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Saturday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Sunday6:00 AM — 11:00 PM

Our mobile unit hand delivers Notary Public Services, Apostilles, fingerprint services, and pretty much anything else our office offers directly to you. We take the stress out of commuting by offering dependable and on-time mobile services throughout San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the surrounding Bay Area. We can come to you anywhere and anytime. We are available seven day per week to accommodate your schedule. We can meet with you anywhere throughout Northern California for a reasonable mobile fee depending on distance and time of day. Give us a call an let us know what you need. Fast, ethical and professional service; guaranteed.