Marriage Certificate Apostille

Marriage Certificate ApostilleDo you need your San Francisco Marriage Certificate apostilled?

In order to apostille your marriage certificate, you must mail in a certified copy issued by the San Francisco County Clerk’s office.  The County Clerk’s office handles certified copies of San Francisco Confidential marriage licenses. Public marriage certificates are maintained by the County Recorder in the county where you purchased your marriage license. Certified copies of San Francisco public marriage certificates are issued by Office of the Assessor-Recorder.  You can also order a certified copy of your marriage certificate through Vitalcheck.com and have it delivered to our San Francisco office for processing.

If you were married in San Francisco, go ahead and mail in your document to our San Francisco office for processing.  We can process your document the day after we receive it through the State of California.  We also provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost.  If you require international shipping, please let us know.

Our office in San Francisco can apostille marriage certificates issued from all 58 Counties in California.

Here are some common questions…

Why do you need an apostille on your marriage certificate? If you are planning to obtain dual citizenship, register your marriage in another country (Example: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc..), sell or buy property in another country, open or close bank accounts, pension etc…. you will be asked to obtain an apostille on your marriage certificate.

Will I receive my marriage certificate back?  Yes.  If your document qualifies for an apostille, the State will staple or rivet the apostille to your original document.  The apostille certifies the signature and name of the acting public official who signed your document.

How long does the process take?  The processing time is the day after we receive your documents.  We also provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost within the United States.

Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you.