Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
To make an appointment for the notarial services, please click here.
Preparation for a Notary Appointment
- Bring a valid government-issued photo ID (passport, U.S. state driver’s license, or military ID card)
- Make sure you understand your document. We are not allowed to explain the contents to you.
- Please complete the document with the appropriate names, places, and dates before you arrive Do not sign the form. You will sign it at the Embassy in front of a Consular Officer. Please note we cannot notarize blank documents.
- Please mark the pages where you and the notary need to sign. The Consular staff cannot advise you in any way on what is required of you for your documents.
- Pay the appropriate fee: $50 PER notary seal in the document. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars or GEL at the Embassy’s exchange rate (accepted cash ONLY). A combination of U.S. dollars and GEL cannot be accepted.
- If your document requires the presence of witnesses in addition to the notarization, you are responsible for providing these witnesses. Please include their names on your appointment request or they will not be granted entry to the office. Consular staff are prohibited from serving as witnesses.
Authenticating Documents Issued in Georgia
Authentication of documents designated for handling within Hague convention member countries is not necessary. Member countries of Convention exchange documents endorsed with an Apostille.
The bodies endorsing with an apostille in Georgia are as follows:
- Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Education and Sciences
- Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs
- Supreme Court
Authenticating Documents Issued in the USA
The US Embassy CANNOT, by law, under any circumstances, authenticate a document issued in the United States. This includes birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, educational records, driver’s licenses and etc., regardless of whether the documents have already been notarized in the United States. Under the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, an “Apostille” by a U.S. clerk of court of a State Secretary or State certifies authenticity of a U.S. document. Information on how to obtain a Hague apostille on public documents issued in the United States is available by clicking here.