Apostille/Great Seal

If you have accepted employment in a foreign country or you are returning home to a foreign country, you may need to have your official transcript and/or your diploma legalized by either an Apostille or the Great Seal.

Official documents issued in one country and intended to be used in another country must be authenticated in order to be recognized as valid in the foreign country.  If the foreign country is a member of The Hague Convention*, an Apostille is required. If the foreign country is not a member of The Hague Convention, the Great Seal is normally required.  In either case, students should submit documents to the Registrar’s Office Online Ordering Service to be notarized.  Instructions on where to go to obtain the Apostille or Great Seal are provided below.

*A list of countries that are signers of the Hague convention can be found on the web site of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority.

Apostille

Apostille-Hague Convention Treaty Nations  
Georgia Superior Court 
1875 Century Blvd Ste 100 
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-327-6023

Instructions

  1. Submit request to the Registrar’s Office by selecting the Apostille / Great Seal - Student Processing option in our Online Ordering Service. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  2. Once you receive the notarized diploma and/or transcript, take the document(s) to the Georgia Superior Court where the Apostille will be processed. Please contact the Georgia Superior Court for any additional information, including office hours and fees.

Great Seal

Great Seal - Non Hague Countries
Secretary of State Elections Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SE
Ste 802 Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-679-4701

Secretary of State Elections Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SE Ground Floor (Suite G50)
Ste 802 Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-679-4701

Instructions

  1. Submit request to the Registrar’s Office by selecting the Apostille / Great Seal - Student Processing option in our Online Ordering Service. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  2. Once you receive the notarized diploma and/or transcript, take the document(s) to the DeKalb County Superior Clerk office where the notary will be certified by DeKalb County. Please contact the DeKalb County Superior Clerk for any additional information, including office hours and fees.
  3. After your document(s) have been notarized by the Registrar’s Office and certified by DeKalb County, take the document(s) to the Secretary of State Elections Division where the Great Seal will be processed. Please contact the Secretary of State Elections Division for any additional information, including office hours and fees.