Apostille, notary and legalization services in Tbilisi, Georgia
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The procedure for document authorization differs depending on the country issuing the document.
Georgia is a contracting member of the Minsk Convention and the Hague Convention of October 4, 1961, abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. There are, however, some countries that accept only notarized documents, while others accept legalized or apostilled ones.
In contrast, according to Contracting Members of the Minsk Convention, the document may be presented for the appropriate country by notarization, thus avoiding the necessity of apostille and legalization.
Below is a list of Countries for whom notarization is sufficient:
Meanwhile, in the case of apostilles, the convention grants the right to its member states to avoid legalization. Document certification comes with simpler procedures and can often be done with the help of a local notary.
Certification/legalization by apostille of the document means the confirmation of the authenticity of the signature on the documents and the certification of the document stamp.
A document certified by Apostille will be employed within the territory of the member states of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961. Here is a list of countries with documents requiring apostille
The document legalization procedure is more complicated and requires more time. In most cases, the involvement of different state organizations, like the ministry of foreign affairs, is also required. Furthermore, consular legalization in the embassy of the country where the documents will be sent is always necessary.
All other countries accept legalized documents.
Here’s How We Help You
Legalization of Personal Documents
We handle legalization in Georgia of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/Employment, degree Certificate. Furthermore, Commercial documents such as Articles of Association, financial documents, Commercial invoices, or Bills of lading etc.
Legalization of Commercial Documents
We provide document authentication services in Tbilisi, Georgia. Our service includes the following: Apostille for different documents needed for company registration or other processes during management, translation and notarization services, and assistance in attaining various documentation issued by the Government of Georgia.
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We bring together experienced lawyers and legalization specialists with more than 10 years experience in the field
We offer full service legalization, including apostille, notary, consulate and embassy legalization. In addition, attestations from state governments and ministries, attestations of every type of documents, translation of the document, etc.
Obtaining an apostille, legalization, or attestation can be a time consuming process. But we are here to help simplify the process with our experience and industry-specific knowledge.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What Is An Apostille?
An Apostille is a verification of the documents, an authentication certification, and a stamp. It was created for use among nations participating in the Hague Convention, of which Georgia is also a signatory. The members of this convention have an agreement to accept documents issued and apostilled by other convention member countries.
An Apostille may pertain to different documents, including: marriage, birth, and death certificates as well as court documents, Power of Attorney, patents, diplomas etc.
What Countries Need An Apostille?
Documents issued by the member countries of the Hague Convention. See the full list of member countries here.
How Do I Get An Apostille In Georgia?
The process for different types of documents vary. It can be complicated in some cases. Contact us, send us your documents, and we can take care of the other procedures involved in legalization.
Which Documents Need To Be Apostilled?
There are different kinds of documents, such as those issued by the ministry of education and science, diplomas, certificates etc.. On the other hand there are public documents, a document submitted for registering a business in Georgia, for example Power of Attorney, birth or marriage certificates, and the list goes on.
What Is Legalization?
Legalization is the official process of document authentication granted by international governments.
What Is The Difference Between Legalization And Apostille?
Legalization is the same process of document authentication as an apostille. But when a country does not recognize a document apostilled by another country, the legalization of documents must be carried out by foreign authorities.