Embassy Legalization Service

Trusted by US State Department and Foreign EmbassiesThe consulate and embassy legalization process can be difficult and time-consuming, but Atlanta Apostille is here to help.  We will save you time and effort by gathering necessary information and forms for you and completing the document legalization process quickly.

WHAT IS THE EMBASSY LEGALIZATION PROCESS?

If you need to present a document to a country that has not joined the Hague Convention, you will need a document authenticated.  In Georgia, this is called a Great Seal.  On the state level, this process requires obtaining a notary letter before the Great Seal certificate is issued.  Some embassies and consulates will accept the Great Seal stamp before certifying the document. Others, however, will require an additional document authentication from a federal agency before receiving certification from an embassy or consulate of that respective country.  The embassy or consulate requirements vary by country, which adds to the complexity of the authentication process.

OUR LEGALIZATION SERVICE

Our team of attorneys and other professionals will prepare, submit, and complete the legalization process for you in a timely and cost-effective manner.  Our service comes with the promise of dependability and utmost confidentiality.  Our Atlanta Apostille office is located near a number of government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, thus ensuring a timely retrieval of the required certificates for authentication.

You can bring your documents to our office, mail/overnight them, or we can pick them up if you’re in the Atlanta area.  We can process documents the same day for urgent matters.

EMBASSY LEGALIZATION DOCUMENTS LIST

Atlanta Apostille handles personal, legal and commercial documents to be legalized by an embassy or consulate for foreign use.  The following is a list of international documents which we have legalized:

Personal Documents:

  • Birth Certificates, Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Marriage Licenses, Marriage Certificates, Name Change Affidavit
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Agreements, Divorce Decree
  • Court Documents, Affidavits, Sworn Statements
  • Single Status to Marry Affidavit, No Record of a Marriage
  • Criminal Record, Local Police, Sheriff’s Department Criminal Background Check, FBI Criminal Background Check, Police Report
  • Power of Attorney (General or Specific)
  • Passports, Driver’s Licenses, Identity Cards
  • Adoption Papers
  • Pet Export Papers
  • Medical Letters
  • Residency certificates issues by the IRS (form 6166), Social Security Administration Letters
  • School Transcripts (High School, College, and University), Graduation Records
  • School Diploma, Degree Certificates, Academic Credentials, Teacher Credentials
  • Permission to Travel documents, Consent by Parent(s) to travel with Minor Children
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  •  U.S. Department of Justice Document, U.S. District Court Document

Company/Corporate Documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Certificate of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution, Certificates of Amendment, Bylaws, Corporate Forms
  • Letters of Good Standing, Certificate of Good Standing, Business Licenses and Permits
  • Authorization letter for Bank, Finance, Office, and company-related matters
  • Power of Attorney (General or Specific), Authorization of Agent
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • Price List, Certification of Free Sale
  • Certificate of Analysis, Technical Data Sheet
  • Merger Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreement in Foreign Companies
  • Business Letter of Invitation
  • Certificate of Foreign Government (CFG)
  • Distributorship Agreements, Appointment of Distributor
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP)
  • Department of Health and Human Services Documents
  • Food and Drug (FDA) Administration Documents
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Documents
  • Patents, Patent Applications, Trademark Applications
  • Shipping Documents, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin
  • HM Revenue and Customs Documents
  • Funeral Documents, Department of Health and Human Services Documents
  • Canada Revenue Agency Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The following countries are NOT parties to the Hague Convention and will require documents to be authenticated before being legalized by an embassy or consulate:

Algeria

Afghanistan

Angola

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Benin

Bolivia

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Burma

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chad

Chile

China

Congo Republic

Congo Democratic

Costa Rica

Cote

Cuba

Denmark

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea

Haiti

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Jamaica

Jordan

Kenya

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestine

Paraguay

Philippines

Qatar

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

UAE

Uganda

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Please note that Atlanta Apostille will not provide services for countries, customers or corporations that fall under the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions Program.