With Georgia Apostille getting a Power of Attorney 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 Power of Attorney at your address. We can ship your documents anywhere in the world!
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If you have business or family matters to settle in a foreign country and are unable to do it in person, you can authorize another individual in that country to handle your affairs. You can draft a Power of Attorney (POA) and have it apostilled. We recommend asking an experienced attorney or a certified notary to prepare you POA. Once you have your Power of Attorney prepared, signed, and notarized you can mail it to our office for the apostille processing.
If you use a notary public to prepare your Power of Attorney, please choose an experienced notary with a valid license. Make sure he/she signs and dates your POA and uses a proper notarial affidavit required in your particular state. If your Power of Attorney is not notarized per the rules of your state, it will not be accepted for apostille processing. Some states require that documents prepared in a foreign language must be translated into English before they can get apostilled. If you need help finding a certified translator, please let us know. Georgia Apostille has partner agreements with a number of certified translators and can help you find translators from/to 50 plus languages.
If you are not sure whether your Power of Attorney meets the state apostille requirements, please email us a copy of your document before mailing your original. Our apostille services include free document review. We will check your Power of Attorney and let you know if it’s acceptable for apostille processing. If we see any issues with your documents, we will contact you right away and advise you on needed corrections.
A Power of Attorney can only be apostilled in the same state where it was notarized. So, if you had your POA notarized in Florida, only the Florida Secretary of State can issue an apostille on it.
Please follow the following checklist to ensure your Power of Attorney is accepted for Apostille processing.
• Your POA has an original signature
• Your POA is dated
• Your POA has no edits or blanks.
Check the country where your Power of Attorney will be used. If it is going to a member country of the Hague Apostille Convention, your POA will require an apostille. If you are using your POA in a country that is not a party to the Hague Apostille Convention, your document will have to go through several levels of authentication. First, it will require an Authentication State Certification, then the certification from the US Department of State, and finally, the legalization from the Embassy/Consular office of the country of your document destination.
If your Power of Attorney is going to be used in a foreign country, we recommend choosing a professional attorney from that country, or an attorney experienced in drafting POAs for use in that country. If, for instance, you need to use your Power of Attorney in Greece, it’s advisable to hire a Greek attorney to prepare your POA. Also, it’s recommended to draft the Power of Attorney in both languages, so if your document will be used in Greece, it should be prepared in both English and Greek languages.
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 Power of Attorney, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, diplomas, background checks, corporate documents, and much more. Atlanta-based Georgia Apostille is your right hand in apostille processing in the USA!
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