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Authentication/Apostille Seals

Signature of Authentication Only

If the Certified Copy was issued by the Department of Public Health, you will first need to obtain the Authentication of Signature at the San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office at:
San Bernardino County Recorder
222 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022
(855) 732-2575
To obtain an exemplified copy of a vital record, the applicant must mail the certified copy, required fee, and the name of the country in which the document is to be used to the Secretary of State. Documents may be mailed to the following address:
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
The telephone number for the Secretary of State is (916) 653-3595. Additional information may be found on their website at www.sos.ca.gov.

Exemplified Copy/Apostille

An Apostille seal may be applied to a certified copy of a California vital event record when required by a foreign country by the Secretary of State.

Los Angeles
300 S Spring St., Rm 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 897-3062

1500 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-5448