New 2012 Apostille Format.
Apostille issued by the California Secretary of State.
In November 2011 if you ordered an Apostille you noticed that the golden seal is no longer in that page. The format has changed and they provided a flyer that explains the change.
In an effort to achieve uniformity to the greatest extent possible with Apostille issued by other states of United States, and to closely mirror The Hague Conference on Private International Law's model certificate, the Apostilles issued by the california Secretary of State have changed.
The new California Apostille is modeled on the trilingual model certificate published by the Hague Conference
The changes in Apostilles issued by the California Secretary of State:
Have a standard header utilized by the Business Programs division of the California Secretary of State.
Are black and white with a black, non-embossed California State Seal
Contain the California Secretary of State's signature.
Conform to the trilingual version of the model Apostille certificate published by the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the form of a bordered box with sides at least 9 centimeters long on an allonge(a separate attachment) that is 8.5x11 inches.
Have additional language below the 10 standard items contained in a bordered box.
Apostilles are affixed to the signature page of the document with staples. A red, rubber stamp impression of the California State Seal is overlapped on the Apostille and the document.
A link to the California Secretary of State's website is included on the Apostilles issued by the california Secretary of state after October 1, 2006. This link on the Apostilles can be used by the receiving party to verify the issuance of the Apostille
Note que la Apostilla de California tiene un formato diferente. A partir de Noviembre 2011. Los parrafos anteriores contienen los cambios de la Secretaria de Estado. Si quiere leerlos en espanol us Google Translate
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