You do not have to pay for an expedited service to obtain your apostille, you can do it by yourself.
State of Georgia processes all documents based on "first come, first served".
Georgia apostille certificates can only be issued in the state of Georgia, by the office of the secretary of state of Georgia.
We advise that you call the apostille office,
describe your document to make sure
that they are ready for apostille.
Prepare an envelope and include all the following items:
- All documents required apostille.
- The completed request form must be included with your document.
- Check or Money Order Payable to: "Georgia Secretary of State"
(You may also pay by credit Card)
- Prepaid return envelope.
Send the package to the following address:
State of Georgia
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
An Apostille may be affixed to original documents issued in the State of
Georgia and bearing an official signature and seal of a valid commissioned
notary public, current Georgia State Registrar, probate judge, or any
document issued by one of the departments of the State of Georgia.
Please find below a list of all the different departments of the State of
- Georgia Department of Administrative Services
Department of Agriculture
Department of Audits and Accounts
Department of Banking and Finance
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Bureau of Investigation
Department of Community Affairs
Department of Community Health
Department of Community Supervision
Department of Corrections
Department of Defense
Department of Driver Services
Department of Early Care and Learning
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Department of Human Services
Department of Insurance
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Public Health
Department of Public Safety
Public Service Commission
Department of Revenue
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Service
The Apostille certification only certify the capacity of the person who has signed the public document, and the authenticity of the signature.
An Apostille certification does not certify the content of the public document to which it relates.
Documents issued by a different state can not be apostilled by the State of Georgia. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state.
Documents issued by the Federal government for individuals or companies located in Georgia must obtain the Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
To order an Apostille, you must include a "Submittal Form" with your request. To download the State of Georgia form please click here.
Complete the form and attach it with your document (s).
Apostille Services for Federal Documents.
The Secretary of State of Georgia will only issue an Apostille strictly for use in Hague Participating Countries.
All documents issued for Non-Hague Participating Countries will be certified, not apostilled.
Apostille services are not necessary within the United States or any of its territories or possessions; Therefore the Secretary of State of Georgia will not issue an Apostille for use in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Georgia Secretary of State charges $10 per document. A document may have multiple pages.
Apostille service processing time is 2 business days.