Authentications: Apostille or Certification

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Expansion of Authentication Services: The California Secretary of State's Los Angeles office has expanded its authentication services to include the authentication of the signatures of California notaries public, in addition to county and state official's signatures.

The California Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an Apostille or Certification.

Apostilles and Certifications only certify to 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 Apostille or Certification does not validate the contents of the document.

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