Archive for February, 2011

Mission Viejo Apostille

Posted in Apostille Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo Apostille

Mission Viejo is a city located in southern Orange County, California in the Saddleback Valley. It was named the safest city in the United States in a 2007 Morgan Quitno crime statistic survey. In 2009, it was named the safest city in California and third safest in the nation, according to CQ Press. The land upon which Mission Viejo is developed was part of the 52,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo. The chain of title to the land dates back to July 27, 1769, when a Spaniard named Gaspar de Portola led an expeditionary force from Mexico across the southern border of the ranch and claimed the land for Spain.

What is an Apostille?
Apostille is a French word for “certification.” The Hague Convention was formed in 1961. It is an agreement among Hague country members to simplify the acceptance of official documents in the list of participating countries.

Examples of Documents Needing an Apostille or Authentication: Vital Records (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate), Divorce Decree, Power of Attorney, Corporate Documents, State Documents, Federal Documents etc.

Inland Empire | Riverside Apostille

Posted in Apostille Inland Empire, Inland Empire Apostille

The Inland Empire (I.E.), colloquially known as the IE, is an urban or metropolitan area – depending on definition used – centered around the cities of Riverside and San Bernardino in Southern California. As a metropolitan area it is the third largest in the state of California; while as an urban area, it is the fifth largest in the state.

What is an apostille?
An apostille is a special seal applied to documents. Apostilles are available in countries, which signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, popularly known as The Hague Convention.

What are apostilles normally used for?
The following documents may need to be apostille for use in the target country: vital records (birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate), power of attorney, free sale, degrees, FBI background check, FDA, corporate documents, state documents etc.

Anaheim Apostille

Posted in Anaheim Apostille, Apostille Anaheim

Home to Disneyland. Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California. As of January 1, 2010, the city population was about 353,643, slightly less than Santa Ana, making it the 10th most-populated city in California, and ranked 54th in the United States.

What is an apostille?
An apostille is a special seal applied to a document for use in the target country. Apostilles are available in countries, which signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, popularly known as The Hague Convention.

What type of document get apostille? Vital records (birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate), divorce decree, power of attorney, free sale, federal document, state document, notarized document etc.

Aliso Viejo Apostille

Posted in Aliso Viejo Apostille, Apostille Aliso Viejo, How to get an apostille in Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo is a city in Orange County, California. It has a population of 40,166 as of the 2000 census and an estimated population as of 2010 of 46,123. It became Orange County’s 34th city on July 1, 2001, the only city in the county to incorporate since 2000.

What is an Apostille?
Apostille is a French word for “certification.” It is an agreement among Hague country members to simplify the acceptance of official documents in the list of participating countries. The Hague Convention was formed in 1961.

Examples of Documents Needing an Apostille or Authentication: Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death), Divorce Degree, Power of Attorney, Degrees, Passport, Bank Letter, Corporate Documents, State Documents, Federal Documents etc.

Non-Hague Member Countries May Require Further Document Processing
For countries that are not party to the Hague Convention it is required that further legalization of foreign public documents through consular, embassy, or US Department of State authentications.

Brea Apostille

Posted in Apostille Brea, Brea Apostille, How to get an Apostille in Brea, Where to get an Apostille in Brea

Brea is a city in Orange County, California.

What is an Apostille?
Apostille is a French word for “certification.” It is an agreement among Hague country members to simplify the acceptance of official documents in the list of participating countries. The Hague Convention was formed in 1961.

Non-Hague Member Countries May Require Further Document Processing
For countries that are not party to the Hague Convention it is required that further legalization of foreign public documents through consular, embassy, or US Department of State authentication.

Examples of Documents that need Apostille or Authentication: Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Bills of Sale, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Good Standing, Death Certificate, Deeds, Titles, Assignments, Divorce Decree, Free Sale Certificate, Patent Applications, Power of Attorney, Proof of Ownership, School Diploma / Transcript.

Diamond Bar Apostille

Posted in Diamond Bar Apostille

Diamond Bar is a city in eastern Los Angeles County, California, United States. Certain businesses or corporations often need to provide documentation for international business transactions and it requires the documents to be apostille before being submitted. Certain documents that require apostille may be Certificate of Amendment, Certificate of Good Standing, Corporate Resolution, Merger Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, Joint Venture Agreements, Open Representative Office, Articles of Association, Memorandum, Stock Purchase Agreements,  Business Letter of Invitation, Certificate of Incumbency, Establish Foreign Bank Account etc. When you need your documents to be apostille or authenticate, make sure you go to Apostille Pros. Apostille Pros will help you obtain the apostille in an expedited manner.

Seattle, Washington

Posted in Seattle, Seattle Apostille, Washington

Seattle is a flourishing metropolis — driven by a diverse and resilient economy, strong entrepreneurial spirit and historically vital business sectors. Downtown Seattle is easily walkable and waiting to be explored. Shopping, dining, arts and visitor attractions are within steps of hotels and inns. Seattle’s economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies, and “new economy” Internet and technology companies, service, design and clean technology companies. The Port of Seattle is a major economic engine.

China Apostille or Authentication

Posted in Arizona, California, China Apostille, China Authentication, China News, chinese embassy and legalization, Los Angeles, Power of Attorney

What is an Apostille?
Apostilles are available in countries, which signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, popularly known as The Hague Convention. This convention, created in 1961, replaces the time consuming chain certification process used so far, where you had to go to four different authorities to get a document certified.

What type of Documents get Apostille? Power of attorney, divorce decree, notarized documents, birth certificate, corporate documents, FDA documents etc.

Is China a Party to the Hague Convention? No China is not a party to the Hague Convention, Macau and Hong Kong are parties to the Hague Convention.

Chinatown Celebration

Posted in California, chinese embassy and legalization

Chinatown Celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

by Richard Guzmán
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The dragons and Shaolin warriors are once again ready for the streets of Chinatown. This year, there’s going to be a rabbit in the mix too.

The Chinese New Year celebrations are set to take place in Chinatown Feb. 2-13. Area residents, businesses and visitors will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a parade, performers, a race, a scavenger hunt and a crafts fair. Of course, area restaurants and bars will be hives (or are they hutches?) of activity.

“We’re expecting a great crowd. There’s a tremendous amount of excitement with Chinese New Year,” said George Yu, executive director of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, one of the festival organizers. “We’re ready for the Year of the Rabbit.”

The year 4709 on the Chinese calendar will start with a ceremony at Thien Hau Temple, at 750 N. Yale St., on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Thousands of people are expected to gather to make offerings to the deities. They will also set off firecrackers to awaken the spirits while burning incense, which is believed to usher in good fortune. The ceremony will include lion dancers.

Most of the festivities will take place on two weekends, Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 12-13.

The highlight of the first weekend will be the 112th annual Golden Dragon Parade.

More than 100 floats, marching bands, dragons and martial arts groups will proceed down Hill Street and Broadway on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. About 100,000 people are expected to line the parade route, which will end on Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue with a literal and very loud bang.

“We’ve got a big old firecracker display set for the end of the parade,” said Bob Gin, chair of the Golden Dragon Parade, which is organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

While it is not as crowded as the Rose Parade, many people still claim spaces along the street hours before the procession starts.

 “This whole event is something that attracts the entire community, including kids, parents, nearby residents and many that come here from other areas,” Gin said.

There will be two honorary parade marshals this year: Winston Wu, a longtime community youth activist, and Al Soo-Hoo, president of the board of directors of the Chinese American Museum.

“They’ve both done so much for the community so we wanted to honor them,” Gin said.