With Georgia Apostille getting a Marriage certificate apostilled 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 Marriage certificate 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.
Vital records, including marriage certificates, often require an apostille if you plan to apply for dual citizenship, or move to another country for work, studies, or retirement. An apostille on a marriage certificate can also be requested if your spouse dies and you need to enter into an inheritance in a foreign country.
A marriage certificate can only receive an apostille from the same state where it was issued. Thus, a marriage certificate issued in Florida will receive Florida Apostille, or a marriage certificate from Texas will be processed via the Texas Secretary of State’s office.
If a country requesting your marriage certificate authentication is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your document will receive an apostille from the Secretary of State’s office in the state of issue. However, if the country of your destination is not a signee to the Apostille Treaty, your marriage certificate will need a different form of authentication – a special legalization process via the US Department of State, and the Embassy/Consulate office.
Georgia Apostille can obtain apostille on marriage certificates issued in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. If your marriage certificate was issued in a different country, we cannot process an apostille on your document. You should contact the competent authorities in that country for instructions.
Before you mail your original marriage certificate to our office, we recommend emailing us a copy for a free document review by one of our apostille specialists. The requirements for apostille processing vary by state. Some states require that a marriage certificate must be issued fairly recently (the validity period may vary from 5 years to 12 months.) The state of Virginia, for instance, only accepts marriage certificates issued one year ago or less. To avoid delays with you apostille processing, our experts can review a copy of your marriage certificate to ensure it meets all the requirements of the state where your apostille will be processed. If we see that your marriage certificate does not meet the requirements, we will provide you with recommendations and instructions for preparing your document for apostille certification.
If your marriage certificate was lost or damaged, you can order a new one via VitalChek.com. You can even request that it is mailed directly to our office for apostille processing, however, not all states allow this. So, you may have to wait until you receive your marriage certificate before you can mail it to our office for apostille processing.
Obtaining an apostille on a marriage certificate 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 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!
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