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Apostille and Legalization in Georgia

 

Meaning of document legalization and apostilling 

 
Legalization and apostilling of document is a way to certify the authenticity of a signature, powers of a signatory, seal or stamp of the document, that is required for international acceptance of notarized documents including (but not limited to) adoption papers, affidavits, birth certificates, contracts, death certificates, deeds, diplomas and degrees, divorce decrees, incorporation papers, marriage certificates, patent applications, powers of attorney, and school transcripts. 
But, some documents, which are issued in Georgia need legalization or apostilling in order to be applied in some foreign countries. 
 
Apostilling a document is a single-stage procedure and implies the authentication of a document by one specific agency alone. An apostilled document can be used in the territory of any state that is party to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (you can find these countries below on the table).
 
The legalization is a long procedure which involves several entities. In the process of legalization, before presenting a legalized document in a foreign country, it shall be certified by an accredited diplomatic/consular representation in Georgia of relevant foreign country (consular legalization) where the legalized document is to be presented, following which the document can be used in this particular foreign country alone.
 
Legalization is required for those states which are not parties to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Legalization is also required for the Republic of Greece.
 

Documents subject to apostilling / legalization:

  • Documents issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and entities falling therein; also documents issued by educational institutions within the scope of their competence;
  • Documents issued by medical institutions within the scope of their competence;
  • Documents issued by judiciary authorities;
  • Public notary acts;
  • Documents issued by administrative bodies of Georgia;
  • Document certifying the identity of a copy with the original document issued by administrative bodies;
  • Translation of a document performed by administrative bodies, which is subject to apostilling;
 
Apostilling is required for both an original document and its notarized copy as well as for a document of administrative bodies that certify the identity of a copy of the document with the original document.
 
 

Documents, which are not subject to apostilling / legalization:

 
  • Documents issued by diplomatic and consular representations of Georgia abroad;
  • Documents issued by legal entities in private law (except medical and educational institutions);
  • Documents concerning customs and commercial operations, issued by administrative bodies;
  • Documents certifying identity, copies and photocopies thereof except for copies of passports of Georgian citizens which are certified by the issuing authority;
  • Military Service Cards;
  • Vehicle registration documents (registration certificates) and driver licenses;
  • Receipts issued by administrative bodies;
  • Public notary acts certifying identity of copies with original documents and the authenticity of translators’ signatures;
  • Normative acts registered in the State Registry of Normative Acts of Georgia;
  • Documents issued by de facto authorities and officials of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and former Autonomous Republic of South Ossetia.
 
 
 

The service we can provide for you

Our professional team can help you to follow all the required procedures in order to legalize or apostille a document in Georgia. Document(s) may be submitted by both a person in whose name the document is drawn up and any other person (power of attorney is not required). That means, even if you are not in Georgia, you can easily contact to us, just let us know what document and in which country you need to apply. We will give you all the detailed information and will start to manage process in the relevant administrative bodies in Georgia.
 
 

Apostilling / legalization of translation of Georgian document to be presented in foreign country

You should take into account, If you need apostilling/legalization of a translation of document issued by an administrative body in order to use it in a foreign country, the translation must be performed by an administrative body. One of the bodies performing translation is the Public Service Development Agency, in particular, Service of Apostil and Legalization.
 
We want to inform you about the prices, defined by above mentioned relevant body for the service of translation of one document or apostilling / legalization of a copy of document.
 

The Price of Apostille

Time to issue  The authority fee
The same business day    150 GEL
2 business days  120 GEL
4 business days 60 GEL
8 business day 30 GEL

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Price of Legalization 

Time to issue  The authority fee
The same business day    130 GEL
2 business days  95 GEL
4 business days 55 GEL
8 business day 25 GEL

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Price of legal transaltion done by the authority of Apostilled or Legalized document(s)

The authority fee of translation is charged per page 25 GEL (i.e. to English, German, French, Russian, ....language).
 
 
 
Also, please take into account how the fee of translation with apostilling is determined. For example, if you want a document within eight business days, that costs 30 GEL, the fee of translation is 25 GEL (per page) whilst the apostilling of translation costs 30 GEL (85 GEL, in total).
 
The fee varies by number of pages to be translated and term of apostilling.
 

Indicative overview of documents we work with 

  • Corporrate documents with Apostille
  • Education documents with Apostille
  • Marriage Certificates with Apostille
  • Birth Certificates with Apostille
  • Commercial documents with Apostille
  • Court decision with Apostille
  • Existing notarized Power of Attorneys with Apostille 
 

Pricelist for our service to organize Apostilled documents remotely and to send abroad 

The Price of Apostilled Georgian documents

The name of  document incl. requesting  when needed and Apostille (not express)

Our fee

Power of Attorney required

Corporate certificate English (LLC, JSC, IE, ..) 100 EUR no
The Founding Agreement and The Charter  (LLC, JSC, IE, ..) 160 EUR no
Georgian Criminal Record  200 EUR yes
Georgian Marriage Certificate 200 EUR yes
Georgian Birth Certificate  200 EUR yes
Power of Attorney notarized in Georgia 100 EUR no

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

To request some types of documents (i.e. birth certificate, merriage certificate, criminal record, univesity diploma, ...) requires Power of Attorney with Apostille made to our office representative plus copy of client passport with Apostille and to be send to our office in Tbilisi.

The price of a legal translation of English language Power of Attorney and passport copy with Apostille is 140 EUR. 

Shipping costs are charged addionally based on the real currier company charges. Typical shipping cost from Tbilisi, Georgia to most of European cities is 150 EUR. 

 
Note: All prices are valid on the territiory of Tbilisi. All prices are in Geoegian lari, calculated in EUR
 
 

Here you can find, which countries need or need not Apostille Certification / Legalization.

 

12 Countries, which needs no document legalization and apostilling:

First of all, let start with the countries where the document to be submitted needs no Apostille Certification and Legalization subject to Minsk Convection of 1993 “on Mutual Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters”:

  1. Azerbaijan;    
  2. Belorussia;      
  3. Turkmenistan    
  4. Moldova;       
  5. Russia;          
  6. Armenia;         
  7. Tajikistan;
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Ukraine;
  10. Kazakhstan;
  11. Kirgizstan;
  12. Georgia
 
 

Countries where can be submitted document certified by Apostille issued in Georgia:

The following countries are participants of the Apostille Convention (Hague Treaty Convention 12), which is currently in force with the United States of America. The official list can be accessed on The Hague Conference on Private International Law’s website.

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Armenia
  6. Australia
  7. Austria
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Bahamas
  10. Bahrain
  11. Barbados
  12. Belarus
  13. Belgium
  14. Belize
  15. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  16. Botswana
  17. Brazil
  18. Brunei Darussalam
  19. Bulgaria
  20. Burundi
  21. Cabo Verde
  22. Chile
  23. China (Macau SAR)
  24. China (Hong Kong SAR)
  25. Colombia
  26. Cook Islands
  27. Costa Rica
  28. Croatia
  29. Cyprus
  30. Czech Republic
  31. Denmark
  32. Dominica
  33. Dominican Republic
  34. Ecuador
  35. El Salvador
  36. Estonia
  37. Eswatini
  38. Fiji
  39. Finland
  40. France
  41. Georgia
  42. Germany
  43. Greece
  44. Grenada
  45. Guatemala
  46. Guyana
  47. Honduras
  48. Hungary
  49. Iceland
  50. India
  51. Ireland
  52. Israel
  53. Italy
  54. Japan
  55. Kazakhstan
  56. Korea (Republic of)
  57. Kosovo
  58. Kyrgyzstan
  59. Latvia
  60. Lesotho
  61. Liberia
  62. Liechtenstein
  63. Lithuania
  64. Luxembourg
  65. Malawi
  66. Malta
  67. Marshall Islands
  68. Mauritius
  69. Mexico
  70. Moldova
  71. Monaco
  72. Mongolia
  73. Montenegro
  74. Morocco
  75. Namibia
  76. Netherlands
  77. New Zealand
  78. Nicaragua
  79. North Macedonia
  80. Norway
  81. Oman
  82. Pakistan
  83. Panama
  84. Paraguay
  85. Peru
  86. Philippines
  87. Poland
  88. Portugal
  89. Romania
  90. Russian Federation
  91. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  92. Saint Lucia
  93. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  94. Samoa
  95. San Marino
  96. Sao Tome and Principe
  97. Serbia
  98. Seychelles
  99. Singapore
  100. Slovakia
  101. Slovenia
  102. South Africa
  103. Spain
  104. Suriname
  105. Sweden
  106. Switzerland
  107. Tonga
  108. Trinidad and Tobago
  109. Tunisia
  110. Turkey
  111. Ukraine
  112. United Arab Emirates
  113. United Kingdom
  114. United States of America
  115. Uruguay
  116. Uzbekistan
  117. Vanuatu
  118. Venezuela
  119. Zambia
  120. Zimbabwe
 
 
 
 

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