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For the first time in Orange County’s history, Apostille services will be available locally for one day only. Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is proud to announce an innovative partnership with the California Secretary of State to host the one-day Apostille Pop-Up Shop on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will take place at the County Administration South Building located at 601 North Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. No appointments are necessary. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

“I am excited to save our county residents significant travel and mail time by bringing Apostille services directly to them,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “This partnership with the California Secretary of State underscores our commitment to convenient and accessible service.”

What is an Apostille?

  • An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates California public officials’ signatures on documents intended for use outside of the United States. 

  • Examples of documents include birth certificates, marriage certificates, single status certificates, educational records, and more. 

  • Typically, individuals seeking in-person Apostille services must travel to the California Secretary of State’s offices in Los Angeles or Sacramento, or they may mail their request to the Sacramento office. 

To ensure a smooth experience, please bring the following:

  • A document signed by a California public official or an original notarized and/or certified document.                          Photocopy is not acceptable

  • A completed Apostille Pop-Up Shop Request Cover Sheet found at:              

  • California Secretary of State processing fee is $20 for each apostille document, along with a $6 special handling fee for every public official’s authentication signature. Payments for apostille services can be made using Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders. No cash accepted.

  • Notary public services will be available on-site from the OC Clerk of the Board office for $15 per signature and paid for by personal check or cash only. Make check payable to the County of Orange.

For more information about obtaining an Apostille, visit the California Secretary of State’s website

For any questions, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Visit for details. 

For media inquiries, please contact Billy Le at 714-834-2248.