I need an Apostille from a California state official to study or work abroad. Can the FHS help me with this?

An Apostille is an authentication of a notarized copy of a school record issued by the California Secretary of State. It verifies that a California Notary Public's signature is valid. When an American is seeking an educational opportunity or work abroad, the receiving school, college, or employer may request a verification of the student's educational record. This involves the American acquiring a notarized copy of his or her high school transcripts from the educational institution issuing the transcript. This notarized record then goes to the California Secretary of State, who issues an Apostille verifying that the signature of the California Notary Public is valid.

For more information about the Apostille process, see Notary Public Authentication Information Apostille or Certification External link opens in new window or tab..