We had two documents that were Notarized by Military Officials, and because of that we are required to send those documents to the US Department of State to get them Apostilled. Instead of sending them to the US Department of State, we are going to just get them redone by a regular notary and this is going to save us months and months of time waiting to get them Apostilled from the US Dept. of State. With a regular notary, we can just send them to the Secretary of State of CA, and they are very quick with their turn around time as far as getting things Apostilled. This may sound super confusing to those who have never gone through this process, but believe me, it's confusing to us also! Only 2 more documents to go until all of our paperwork goes to the agency.
What a process.