Public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority will now be eligible to receive a digital apostille, and will be recognised in foreign countries thanks to the new innovative service – e-Apostille, implemented by the Public Service Development Agency of Georgia.
e-Apostille will be recognised by the Hague Apostille Convention member states, enabling Georgian citizens to electronically send apostilled documents to the receiving country.
The Public Service Development Agency notes that in order for documents issued in Georgia to have legal force abroad, they need to be certified with an apostille, and that apostille certification is one of the most requested services.
Digitally apostilled documents will be recognised by any member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 on the territory of 119 states.
Currently, e-Apostilles have been implemented in only 18 of the 119 countries – Spain, Belgium, Austria, Estonia, USA, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Latvia, New Zealand, Moldova, Slovenia, Venezuela, Dominica, In Brazil.