Do you need to apostille a single status from California? Are you located in Orange County, California and need a document that proves you are currently single and not married?
Note: If you are located in Los Angeles County, please contact the Orange County Clerk’s office for instructions on how to obtain the single status. The Los Angeles County is currently not providing this document.
If you are planning to get married in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you will be asked to apostille a document called a single status affidavit. In some countries, you may also be required to provide this documentation for employment.
Here is an example of a single status issued by the Orange County Clerk’s office in California:
The first step is to contact the Orange County Clerk’s office to request a document that states you are currently not married (AKA: Single Status).
If you are outside of the United States, the local US Embassy or US Consulate office should be able to assist you in completing a single status and also having it signed and notarized. Because you will be visiting a U.S. Federal Government office and having your document signed and notarized by a US Federal notary public, this document can then only be apostilled through our Washington DC apostille office.
Here is an example of a Single Status Affidavit / Affidavit of Civil Status issued from a U.S. Embassy / Consulate General:
Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States and for another country. If your single status affidavit is originating from another country, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
Obtaining an apostille on a single status issued from Orange County, California can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.