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Apostille a Document in Georgia

Updated on Tuesday 08th November 2022

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If you need to apostille a document in Georgia, you can receive the necessary legal support concerning this procedure from our team of Georgian lawyers. Please mind that the procedure is not done by our lawyers, as for it the participation of state authorities is required. 
 
However, our law firm in Georgia can help you understand the steps you must follow in order to apostille the document you need and can represent you in front of local institutions, through the power of attorney. 
 

What is an apostille?

 
The apostille represents a type of certification of a document that is done solely by the institutions of a state. Most documents only need an official legalization, which can be done with the assistance of a public notary.
 
The apostille is a procedure that can be required in the case of certain types of documents, necessary for different legal procedures in certain countries. 
 
The apostille certifies that the document is authentic and it will be required in the countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention. Our team of Georgian lawyers can present the list of countries where this certification is necessary.
 

What documents can be apostilled in Georgia?

 
If you need to apostille a document in Georgia, your document can be one of the following:
 
  1. documents that were issued by the Georgian state institutions, such as the Ministry of Education;
  2. documents that were issued by medical authorities;
  3. documents issued by the judiciary institutions (court decisions, etc.);
  4. documents that were signed in front of a public notary. 
 
Of course, the list is not limited to the situations presented above, and you can address to our Georgian law firm for an in-depth presentation on this matter. 
 

Where can a person apostille a document in Georgia? 

 
Persons who need to apostille a document in Georgia can complete the procedure through the representatives of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  
 
The following types of persons can address to the Consular Department working in Georgia or to the consular missions working in other countries: 
 
  1. a citizen of Georgia
  2. a foreigner who has become a permanent resident of Georgia;
  3. a stateless person living in Georgia;
  4. a foreign citizen. 
 

Fees and other important matters

 
If you need to apostille a document in Georgia, we invite you to find out in the list below some important matters concerning this (international regulations, fees, the duration of the procedure, etc.): 
 
 
  • you will need to apostille a document in Georgia if the document is required in any of the countries that are part of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961;
  • the Consular Department can process the document that needs to be apostilled in a period of 10 days (business days);
  • the fee charged by the institution for the issuance of an apostilled document is of GEL 15;
  • please mind that persons who were issued with an apostilled document can request the re-issuance of the same document and for this, a fee of GEL 20 will be charged;
  • the re-issuance of an apostilled document can take approximately 20 working days. 
 
The institution can provide the following services related to the apostille of a document in Georgia
 
  1. the apostille of a document
  2. the apostille certification of the translation of the document;
  3. the translation of the document (charged by page);
  4. the re-issuance of the apostilled document
 
You will need an apostille document when you have a legal matter in EU member states, such as Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania or Spain. The document with this type of certification will also be required by the authorities of the United States of America (USA). 
 
Other countries where the apostilled document is necessary are: Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Bahrain, Andorra, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Israel, etc. You can contact our law firm in Georgia for more information.