Apostille Services

Notarized-by-Rick Apostille and Legalization Services

Notarized by Rick makes the whole process easy for you.

We take the confusion and hassle out of obtaining an Apostille.

  • We can physically pick up your documents if the pick-up location is within 5 miles of Marina del Rey.
  • We can notarize documents as needed before they are apostilled.
  • Domestic and International shipping available.
  • Three levels of service.

“Rick has a very kind heart and skillful and smart mind, also Rick has lucky hands! When he helped our notary service and apostille, he not only did a wonderful job, but he also meticulously checked the documents and even called the Notary organization to verify a very particular and rare issue.  Diligent and intelligent!!!!”  ............Victoria

Apostille Service


Personal and Corporate documents

Free document review

30 Business days to process

Mail documents to Notarized by Rick

Each additional document needing an apostille is only $75

Extra fee for return of documents by Fedex domestic or International

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Personal and Corporate documents

Free document review

1-3 Business days to process

Pick-up from you and hand delivered to the SOS and back to you

Each additional document needing an apostille is only $75


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Apostille Service

Personal and Corporate documents

Free document review

7-10 Business days to process

Pick-up from you and hand deliver to the SOS and back to you

Each additional document needing an apostille is only $75


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Notarized by Rick has access to all 50 Secretary of State’s offices to process your documents no matter where they originated.

Fees for processing your documents depend on what country your documents are going to and how quickly you want them processed. In addition, depending on the final destination of your document(s), they may need one or up to three authentications before they can be sent to the receiving country.

Notarized by Rick is your full-service apostille coordinator. The procedures for successful apostille processing can be confusing to a layperson. Let Notarized by Rick help you to get your documents processed correctly the first time.

There are lots of situations where you could need documents apostilled. For example, the adoption of a child overseas, a destination wedding in another country, moving to another country, or attending school overseas.

Additional Services from Notarized by Rick

FBI Background Federal Documents
US Dept of States 

90 business days

Each additional document is $75

Free document review

Plus govt/shipping fees

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US Dept of State Authentication


90 business days

Multiple document discounts are available

Free document review

Plus govt/shipping fees

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US Dept of State+Embassy


90 business days

Multiple document discounts are available

Free document review

Plus govt/embassy/shipping fees

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Additional Services are Available.

If you’re doing business, moving, or taking a trip to another country you may need an apostille. We can help!

Why Notarized by Rick?

  • Free review of your documents
  • Expedited Apostille process within the State of California
  • Experienced at the entire Apostille Process
  • Offering local pickup and delivery

The apostille process can be confusing, and most people don’t know what an apostille is until they require one.

Documents that go through the apostille process must meet a very specific set of criteria that changes depending upon the country the document is going to and what it contains.

Let's get the process started by filling out the form on this page. You will receive a follow up call to discuss your situation in more detail.

Rick Rolfe
Notarized By Rick
(424) 500-5404


I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in this state. I am not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.

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Apostille FAQs

Where is the best place to get your items apostilled in Los Angeles?

Notarized by Rick can help you to get your items set up and processed for international delivery. We can come to you or you can mail the items to us. We do a thorough review of your item(s) and then give you a custom price for all services. Go with Notarized by Rick - Your efficient apostille agent.

How long does it take to get an apostille in CA?

It depends on a few factors but if it is one document that is walked into the Secretary of State's office in Los Angeles, it can be processed in one day.

If your document is mailed in, the total processing time can be two to three weeks.

I need to have my birth certificate apostilled, but I have lost it. How can I get a new birth certificate?

You can order a new certificate through Vitalcheck.com or through the Dept of Public Health for the state where you were born.

Why do I need an apostille? 

An apostille is often required when presenting official documents in a foreign country, such as for legal or business purposes.

Which documents can be apostilled?

Common documents for apostille include birth certificates, marriage certificates, diplomas, and legal documents issued by authorities.

Do I need to notarize my document before getting an apostille?

Usually, most documents require notarization before they can be apostilled.

Can I apostille a document myself?

Yes, but it's usually more convenient to use a professional service to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

What information do you need to process my apostille?

We will need the country the document is going to, the original document, a copy of your valid identification, and any additional requirements specific to the document type.

How much does an apostille cost?

Apostille costs vary depending on the type of document and the destination country. Contact us for a personalized quote.

Can I apostille a document for any country?

Most countries will accept them.  The process, for Non Hague countries, will involve more steps to get your document apostilled. We can guide you on specific requirements.

Is an apostille the same as notarization?

No, notarization verifies the authenticity of the signature on a document, while an apostille certifies the entire document's legitimacy.

Can you apostille a document issued in a different state?

Yes, we can assist with apostilling documents issued in any U.S. state.

Do I need an apostille for personal documents?

It depends on the requirements of the country where you plan to use the documents. Contact us for guidance.

What is the difference between an apostille and authentication?

Authentication is a broader term and may be required for non-Hague Convention countries. An apostille is a specific form of authentication.

What if my document is not in English?

Documents not in English will require translation. Translation must be done by a certified translator of either the American Translator’s Association or the National Association of Translators and Interpreters. A certificate of Authenticity must be attached to the translated document(s).

Do you offer expedited apostille services?

Yes, we offer expedited services for situations that require a faster turnaround time.

How can I track the status of my apostille request?

We provide tracking information and updates throughout the apostille process. Contact us for specific details.