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Death Certificate Apostille

With Georgia Apostille getting an apostille on a death certificate is very easy! Follow these simple steps to receive you apostille fast and stress-free.

1. Download and complete the Georgia Apostille order form.                             
2. Mail an original death certificate and the order form to our office.                        
3. Receive the apostilled death certificate at your address. We can ship your documents anywhere in the world!

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If you need to settle the estate or an inheritance from a relative who died in a foreign country or sell the property abroad that belonged to a deceased person, or claim retirement benefits from a deceased spouse, you will be required to obtain an apostille on a death certificate. 

Georgia Apostille can process apostille on death certificates issued by all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia (DC).  

Only original death certificates issued by the State Department of Public Health, County Clerk’s office, or the State Department of Vital Records can receive an apostille. To process an apostille on a death certificate you will need to mail to our office the original death certificate. An apostille on a death certificate is always processed by the same state that issued the certificate. For instance, if you have a death certificate from Oregon, it will receive an Oregon apostille, or if your death certificate was issued in Georgia, the Georgia Secretary of State will process an apostille on it. 

Different states have different requirements for apostille processing. Most states will accept original death certificates issued more than 5 years ago. However, some states (Virginia, for example) require that the death certificate is issued within the last 12 months. Some states have very specific requirements on the issuing authority of a death certificate. A death certificate is typically issued by a Health department or Vital records office on a state or county level. Some states will only accept death certificates issued by the county Health Department, although many states do accept state-issued death certificates. If you have a death certificate that needs an apostille, we recommend emailing us a copy of it for a review first. Our experts can check if your document meets the apostille requirements in the state of issue and advise you what to do if it does not.

If a death certificate is intended for a country – member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your document will receive an apostille. If a death certificate is requested by a non-member country of the Hague Apostille Treaty, your document will require a different authentication process, involving certification via the US Department of State and legalization through the Embassy/Consulate. 
Some countries require that an apostilled death certificate is translated into their language. Georgia Apostille has a network of certified translators and can help you with your translation needs as well.  

Obtaining an apostille can be frustrating. Make your life easier and trust obtaining an apostille on your documents to trained professionals. Our experienced staff handles apostille and document legalization with ease and efficiency. By trusting Georgia Apostille with your document authentication you save time, money, and your mind.  We apostille death certificates, birth certificates, diplomas, background checks, corporate documents, and much more. Atlanta-based Georgia Apostille is your right hand in apostille processing in the USA!

Questions? Contact us during business hours 10 AM - 6 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Saturday:  770-447-0360 or toll-free 866-416-0747

Toll free in the U.S. 866-416-0747 / 770-447-0360