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Apostilles can be issued to some digital documents from Georgia

Most documents requesting apostille certificates must be physical and original, with wet signatures and stamps/seals.


In the state of Georgia, there are some exceptions for document types below. You can just provide us with the digital documents, and we'll handle the further apostille process for you.


Type 1. Divorce Decree


Some counties participate in the eCertification program which allows users to request a digital version of certified copies of divorce decrees.


To see if your county Clerk of Superior Court participates in the eCertification program, click HERE.


*What is eCertification? - eCertification is an electronic certified document request and delivery system. eCertification provides users with the ability to electronically request certified court and real estate documents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


*How do I request an eCertified record? - Go to ecert.gsccca.org. Create an account, select the county where the record is located, select the document type, populate the required fields, and submit the request!


*How can I be certain an eCertified record is legitimate? - Each eCertified record is assigned a unique 14-digit authentication code and a QR code, which can be used to authenticate the validity of the document. You can check the authenticity of your certified documents HERE by entering the authentication code.


Type 2. Corporate documents on file with the Georgia Secretary of State Corporations Division


These must be certified copies issued by the current Secretary of State. These can be certified copies issued directly from their office or they can be certified copies downloaded from their website.


 

If this certified document from the state of Georgia is going to be used overseas, it also needs to be further apostilled or authenticated by competent authorities.


Step 1. Order the Apostille or Authentication service based on the destination country.


▶️ If the country of use is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, it needs to get the Apostille from the Secretary of State. Once the apostille is completed, It is ready for use.



▶️ If the country of use is NOT a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, more steps are needed. Specifically, the document needs to be authenticated by the U.S. Department of State, and the embassy of that destination country which is located in Washington D.C.



Step 2. Email your digital copy of the certified documents to us (with your order#). That's all.



💡In case you don't know whether the document you have will suffice the requirements. Don't worry. You'll be guided with an instruction email regarding your case from our customer service team after you place an order. It's highly recommended to follow the guidance to avoid any possible rejections or multiple mailings.


The Apostille process can be complicated, time-consuming, and distracting that requires expertise and experience. So just leave it to us. Our experts can provide you with a full range of fast services that allow you to save time and focus on your own careers and key areas.


We provide apostille, authentication, and embassy legalization services for other personal documents and corporate documents issued in 50 states and DC.


If you have any questions and do not know which service to order, please contact us by describing ① the type of the document, ② which state the doc is from, and ③ in which country the doc will be used, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


 

American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at www.usnotarycenter.com, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at info@usnotarycenter.com.

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