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Apostille for Georgia Death Certificate

When you need to apostille a Georgia death certificate, you will need to make sure to have a certified copy of the vital record beforehand. If you need to order one, your best bet is to go through the Georgia Department of Public Health. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:

A death certificate is an official recording of the cause, date, and place of death-signed by a physician. A death record may be used for a number of reasons:

  • settle estates

  • claim life insurance benefits

  • claim pensions

  • research purposes

  • various legal reasons

At the State Office, death records are available from January 1919 to the present for deaths that occurred in the State of Georgia. Some counties may have older death records in their files. Those county vital records offices may be contacted directly.

How can I request a Death Certificate?

Online, in-person, or by mail. Please note: Processing times are 4 to 6 weeks on all mail-in requests. (State Office only)

Who may request a Death Certificate?

Certified death certificates are available to requestors having a direct and tangible interest to the decedent, including primary family members or legal representatives of the family.

How to request or make changes to a Death Certificate?

To request a copy of a death certificate, you will need to complete and mail Form 3912. You may also place an order online.

Georgia Death Certificate Apostille

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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