Apostille from Georgia

Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Georgia by apostille.

Georgia joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 2007. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of documents from Georgia is needed for successful legal communication with other member states of the Convention. The documents only need to be attested by an apostille certificate with an "apostille" stamp on it by the issuing state's authorities in order to be valid in the state of destination.

The apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. It should be filled in in the official language of the issuing authority. The heading "Apostille (Convention de la Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" written in French is a necessary requirement for the apostille's validity.

In Abkhazia and South Ossetia the Hague Convention only applies with restrictions.

Responsible for issuing the apostille are the following institutions:

  • Ministry of Education for diplomas and graduation certificates etc.
  • Courts for judicial documents
  • Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia for documents related to health protection, employment and social services
  • Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, whose offices operate in the House of Justice and its branches for documents related to civil status
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, forcibly displaced persons, refugees and resettlement for certain documents related to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Public documents drawn up in Georgian and issued by the official authorities of Georgia can be apostillized. Documents published in the Georgian SSR before 1991 cannot be apostillized in Georgia (instead, documents of a new standard should be obtained).

Apostille from Georgia

The following documents can be authenticated by apostille:

  • Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce)
  • Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas)
  • Excerpts from the commercial register
  • Judicial decisions
  • Notary certified copies of documents
  • Notary certified translations
  • Further notarial documents (power of attorney, last will, declarations)
  • Commercial documents legalized by a state registration body (articles of incorporation, registration certificates, tax registrations etc.)

Requirements for the documents:

The apostille can be exclusively issued for the original document. Therefore, the underlying document must be presented in good condition, with all stamps and signatures clear and readable. Furthermore, it should not contain alien markings or labels.

Additional services

In addition to the legalization of your documents, we can provide you with high-quality translations.

Should you require company information for use in court, it needs to be legalized as well. We can therefore provide you with extracts from the commercial register of Georgia including the apostille certification and translation into the language of the document's state of destination.

Your benefits:

  • No registration or subscription
  • Fast and reliable processing
  • Payment by invoice

Schmidt & Schmidt stands for competence and reliability. We provide all our services in strict compliance with the applicable data protection laws. Our specialists are experienced and highly qualified.

Working with us is easy and convenient!

On average, processing the documents takes up to 14 days.

Courier services are charged and invoiced separately according to the courier service’s rates.

You can pay for our services by PayPal, bank transfer or credit card.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an apostille for a document from Georgia without international shipping from 297,50 € from 250,00 €

Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we are explaining what an apostille is and where to apply for it. Schmidt & Schmidt will assist you with all issues concerning the apostille.

Legalization of a document is a process, which allows to legitimate the document issued in one country for its usage in another.

It means, if you want to submit a document, issued in one country, to authorities in a target country, the document must primarily prove its authenticity. Legalization confirms the authority of the issuing official as well as an authenticity of his signature and seal.

Legalization is needed for official non-commercial documents.

There are following procedures of legalization of documents:

  • Consular legalization
  • Apostille (a simplified procedure of legalization)
  • Legalization of documents by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Consular legalization applies to countries, that have not signed the Hague Convention of 1961, which implemented a law about the procedure of apostille (a lot of European countries are member states of this convention).

Legalization of documents through the Chamber of Commerce is carried out in relation to commercial documents (contracts, invoices etc).

No, not always. In some cases, countries can make bi- or multilateral agreements that completely revoke legalization of documents for their recognition in the member countries.

For example, a CIEC convention from 1976 or bilateral treaties between Germany and Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria and Switzerland.

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