American River Notary & Apostille

Get an Apostille for Your Passport or Driver's License - Fast and Reliable Authentication Services

Are you looking for a reliable and fast service to get an apostille authentication for your passport or driver’s license?  Do you want to make sure that your certified document will be processed in the shortest time possible? 

If so, look no further than American River Notary & Apostille your Roseville, CA apostille and certification expert who takes the guesswork out of the apostille process. Our services include: notarizing documents at no additional cost, facilitating state or federal certification, working with and facilitating translation services to translate documents into the target language, and submitting paperwork to a competent authority. We also offer free local pick up and delivery of your document, with no lost documents with shipping carriers.

Whether you require an apostille from a single nation or multiple countries, we can assist! We’ll work fast and effectively to complete the task.  You will have access to a knowledgeable apostille agent who can help you with all the information and assistance you require to ensure the success of your authentication.

Let our experts at American River Notary & Apostille help you focus on the more important aspects of your overseas travel by calling (530) 354-2400 or going online at  to discuss your document certification needs.

What is an apostille?

Apostilles authenticate the signature, seal, and/or stamp on public documents such as a birth certificate, death certificate, or state or government-issued photo identification. It is verified and certified by the state, the United States, or the originating country, so the document can be used legally in countries other than the one where it was issued.

Apostilles are also used to certify private documents notarized by a notary public, such as personal vital records, special power of attorney, or articles of incorporation, which most documents must be notarized before an apostille can be issued.

Foreign-use document legalization used to be extremely complex, time-consuming, and varied greatly between countries, but the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty streamlined and simplified the process. Countries that do not participate in the convention must authenticate documents in accordance with their own rules and laws.

 Go to the HCCH Members page for a complete, up-to-date list of all participating countries.

Reasons to Authenticate a Driver’s License or Passport

In some cases, you need an apostille for a foreign country to recognize the authenticity and authority of legal documents you want to use abroad.

Some common ways to use an apostille on a passport or driver’s license are the following:

  • Opening a bank account in a different country
  • Purchasing foreign property
  • Conducting international business
  • Driving a car or obtaining a foreign driver’s license

Benefits of American River Notary Apostille Services

Whether you’re a business owner looking to open a new branch in another country, or a student applying for an international scholarship program, an apostille authenticates the document for use in countries outside of the USA to be presented to officials who will review your documentation for its authenticity. It is important to note that the apostille process can vary from state to state and country to country.

There are several benefits associated with having documents certified by our company:

  • Access to the high-quality and experienced services we’ve provided for over 10 years
  • Reduce the cost to you or your organization’s time and money
  • Detailed progress updates of your application each step of the way
  • Documents will be returned to you in a secure package
  • Peace of mind knowing that your documents are authenticated correctly

The Apostille Request Process

An apostille certificate can be requested by any individual, business, or organization in Roseville and Sacramento CA. The document must be verified by the Secretary of State’s office. The process involves presenting your document to the Secretary of State in CA (or to the originating state’s SOS) to be authenticated with an official State apostille stamp and certificate. 

To obtain an apostille certificate, each document must be:

  • An original or certified copy (according to each state’s rules on the Apostille process)
  • Notarized by a Public Notary in the same state you are applying for the apostille
  • Submitted to the Department of State or federal government for Apostille
  • Submitted to the Secretary of State with the completed state-specific apostille application and any required filing fees (per document)

Vital records, such as birth and death certificates, need an apostille from the state. This must be done in the same state where the certificate was issued. For example, if your birth certificate is issued in California but you live in Idaho, you must apply for a California apostille.

Contact us at or call (530) 354-2400 with any questions about our apostille services and estimated processing time. Upon review of your information, you’ll then be given instructions on how we will process your request. Expedited services are available in most states.

Pick-up and Delivery Services from American River Notary & Apostille 

We offer a range of apostille services, including options for standard or expedited processing, pick-up or delivery, and online or in-person support. We can also provide shipping services through UPS, FedEx, and other domestic and international shipping companies.

  • Local pick-up or drop-off: Schedule an appointment to pick up your documents (the most cost-effective choice if you’re nearby) or have them hand-delivered to your home or business address.
  • Local or international carrier delivery such as DHL, UPS or FedEx: Let us know if you want to mail your apostille documents and which carrier you prefer. Please allow [24] hours for processing and [two] business days for shipping. International shipping will take longer than [two] business days.

Customer Testimonials

Since its founding in 2012, American River Notary & Apostille has been dedicated to helping customers make important documents easier to share and use internationally. Because of our experience and expertise in the field, you can always expect high quality with each service. 

Here are some reviews from our satisfied customers:

“Response was very quick. Customer service professional and very knowledgeable about the process. Very pleased with everything and highly recommend for all your notary and apostille needs.” 

Meli Ki, Elk Grove, CA

“Eileen did an amazing getting our criminal background checks apostilled. We are applying for our residency in a foreign country and needed these papers ASAP! Very timely and professional! Highly recommend ”

Marcie Worton, Sacramento, CA

Call to schedule an appointment today!

If you’ve made it this far, you may have realized that apostilles are a pretty big deal. They’re an opportunity to verify the validity of documents, and they can help you save money and time in the long run.

If you’re considering getting an apostille for your driver’s license or passport, American River Notary & Apostille is here to help. We can provide you with expert advice and assistance every step of the way. We offer a range of in-office, virtual, and mobile document services. If you have any questions or concerns about what’s required for your specific situation, feel free to reach out!

You can reach us via any of the following methods:

  • 455 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn CA  95603
  • Phone: (530) 354-2400 or (916) 758-9818
  • Email:
  • Online form:


Apostille services from American River Notary & Apostille are a fast, simple, and secure way to authenticate your documents and get peace of mind knowing that your documents are legitimate, accurate, and accepted by foreign entities, banks, and governments worldwide.

Since 2012, American River Notary & Apostille has helped countless customers get their documents apostilled. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to help you with anything you need, so contact us any time with questions. We’ll always be here to provide you with the assistance you need to get your work done right the first time.

Let us help you focus on the more important aspects of your overseas travel by calling (530) 354-2400 or go online to chat at to discuss your document and country of destination for the certification.

Eileen Bonner – Notary Public

American River Notary & Apostille