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 in the links appearing below. Inclusion on this page is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. The Department is not in a position to vouch for information contained on the sites of local service providers.
Please note the following important information:
- Notarial services, including for permanent residency applications, remain suspended. We will resume notarial services as soon as possible, but we are unable to provide a specific date. We will update this page when we resume providing notarial services and appointments will be available 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.
- Consular staff cannot explain the contents of your document to you, or advise you on what is required of you for your documents.
- 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.
- We cannot notarize blank documents.
- Mark the pages where you and the notary need to sign.
- 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.
- The current fee is USD50 per notary signature. Cash (USD or local currently equivalent) and credit card payments are accepted.
- Both the United States and Georgia are member countries of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
- Authentication of federally-issued documents for use within member countries is not necessary. Instead, an “apostille” certifies authenticity of a document.
- Apostilles for documents federally-issued in Georgia are available from the Public Service Development Agency (also known as the House of Justice). They are also available from several Government of Georgia offices, the general website links for which are provided below (call the relevant officer for more specific information):
- Apostilles for documents federally-issued in the United States are available from the Department of State.
- Non federally-issued U.S. documents (e.g., birth and marriage certificates, divorce decrees, educational records, driver’s licenses, etc.) must be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was issued.
- The U.S. Embassy cannot under any circumstances authenticate a federal or non-federal document issued in the United States.