When you need to apostille a Georgia marriage 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:
The State Office of Vital Records provides certified copies of marriage applications, certificates and verifications.
A marriage application and/or certificate is an official recording of a couple’s marriage. It is used for:
Serving as evidence of a name change for the involved parties
Marriage Applications and Certificates:
These records are available at the State Office of Vital Records from June 1952 to August 1996.
(Please note: A certified copy of the marriage application is only available to the Bride/Party 1 and Groom/Party 2)
If you are not sure of the county in which the marriage occurred or need this information for genealogical purposes, please consider requesting a marriage verification by filling out the form below. The State Office of Vital Records can search for and verify marriages that occurred on or after January 1, 2014.
Requesting a Copy
To request a copy of the marriage application, certificate, and/or verification, please complete and mail the applicable form to our office.
There is a $10.00 search fee for marriage requests
The $10.00 search fee is NON-REFUNDABLE; if the file is FOUND, one certified letter will be provided
There is an additional copy fee of $5.00 for each copy requested at the time of purchase
Apostille for Georgia Marriage Certificate
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