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If you need to send documents to non-Hague countries outside the United States, they will need to be authenticated according to the requirements set forth by the State of Georgia, otherwise known as the Georgia authentication (Great Seal) process.  The authentication process differs by country, and certifying a document can require multiple visits to various government departments, each having a different processing time.  US passports and more!

The process of determining the authenticity of a seal, stamp, signature or other official mark on a document to be used for some purpose internationally, such as adoption, business purposes or to obtain visas, etc. This process, which can have from three to five steps, is determined by the country of origin, the country where the document is to be used and the type document being processed.

The authentication or legalization process starts at the originating location of the document. Processes and fees vary based on the type of document being legalized, state, county or city of origination of the document, and the country for which the document is being prepared. 

It is not possible to give detail cost for legalization of a document until the work is submitted. Since the processes have between three and five steps, many in different cities, a copy of the document must be submitted for a quote on the charges. All charges are subject to change without notice. The costs are determined by these criteria:

1. The document origination location.
2. Time allowed to process.
3. Type of document.
4. Government fees and shipping cost between processing points.


The process of confirming the legality of a document which is to be used for some purpose overseas.


Atlanta Mobile Notaries will spare you the inconvenience of travelling and waiting by completing the entire authentication process for personal or business documents sent to non-Hague countries.  Our service comes with the promise of dependability and utmost confidentiality.  Atlanta is the home of located near a number of state and federal government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, thus ensuring a timely retrieval of the required certificates for authentication.

We can come to you and pick up your documents, or you can  mail/overnight them to us. We can have your document authenticated the same day for rush requests.


Atlanta Mobile Notaries handles personal, legal and commercial documents to be authenticated for foreign use.  The following is a list of international documents which we have authenticated:

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


Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, People’s Republic of Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates),Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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