With Georgia Apostille getting an apostille on international adoption documents is very easy! Follow these simple steps to receive your apostille fast and stress-free.
1. Download and complete the Georgia Apostille order form.
2. Mail your original documents and the order form to our office.
3. Receive your apostilled international adoption documents at your address. We can ship your documents anywhere in the world!
Have a document to apostille? Visit Our Services page to start the process of legalizing your documents for use in a foreign country.
International adoption is a complicated process and requires a lot of paperwork. Typically, a lot of documents in the international adoption portfolio will require an apostille.
Below is the list of documents you must be prepared to obtain if you wish to adopt a child from a foreign country:
• Birth certificates of both prospective adoptive parents
• Marriage certificate
• Approval notice from the immigration service (USCIS)
• Divorce decree when applicable
• Home study
• Police report and the FBI background check
• Financial statements
• Letter from your employer(s)
• Medical letters
Many of these documents must be apostilled for a country of your child’s origin to accept them. Typically, an adoption agency will provide you with the full list of required documents based on the country you are adopting from. Documents submitted as part of a portfolio for international adoption must be original or certified copies, properly notarized and attested with a notary seal, signature, and notarial affidavit. If you have documents written in a foreign language usually a translation is required. Some countries also require that the documents in your adoption portfolio are translated into the language of your child’s country of origin. Georgia Apostille has a network of certified translators and can help you with translating your documents if needed.
State-issued documents (vital records, police reports, etc.) will receive an apostille from the same state. Also, if your document was notarized by a notary public, the apostille on your document will be processed in the state where a notary was licensed. For example, if you have a document issued or notarized in Florida, it will receive an apostille from the Florida Secretary of State’s office. If North Carolina issued your document, the State of North Carlina will process an apostille on it.
If you are adopting from a country that is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will need to go through a different legalization process involving certification by the US Department of State and legalization from the Embassy/Consulate office of the adoptive country.
Obtaining an apostille on an international adoption portfolio can be frustrating. Make your life easier and trust this job to trained professionals. Our experienced staff handles apostille and document legalization with ease and efficiency. By trusting Atlanta-based Georgia Apostille with your document authentication you save time, money, and your mind. We apostille documents for international adoption, travel consent letters, SSA benefits letters, single status affidavits, marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, academic records, diplomas, background checks, corporate documents, and much more. Georgia Apostille is your right hand in apostille processing in the USA!
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