The above notary acknowlegdement verbiage must be written in all English on your copy or original GED diploma. The actual GED diploma content can be in any non-English language (for example say you got your GED diploma translated) but the entire notary area text cannot be in a different or translated language other than English.
If the notary verbiage that is used on your GED diploma is not 100% in English your document will be rejected by the Texas Secretary of State.
The Texas Secretary of State office will reject any non-recordable document (general educational development diploma) if the notarization on it was not completed by a Texas notary public.
The affiant’s signature must be an original (the person who signed the GED diploma in front of a Texas notary public). Meaning the signature on the copy or the original GED diploma (yours or a school official) that the Texas notary witnessed cannot be a copied, electronic, or automated autopen type signature.
The Secretary of State in Texas will reject your GED diploma apostille request if an original signature was not used on it.
A Texas authentications unit staffer will use a magnifying glass and/or a smudge test to verify that all non-recordable documents presented to them (GED diploma) used original signatures. So don’t think you can sneak this past them.
Apostille Texas only apostilles GED diplomas at the state government level for the State of Texas but if the country you’re sending your documents to is not a member nation of the 1961 Hague Convention you will need to go through two more legal document filing steps. We can assist you with these two additional steps even if we don’t obtain the state level authentication certificate for you from a non-Texas state.
The second step is to rush file your GED diploma at the United States Department of State (USDOS) office in Washington D.C but this step can only be done after you have been issued a state level authentication certificate by one of the fifty state secretary of state offices in the United States.
The third step is to rush file your GED diploma with the foreign country embassy of where your documents are being submitted to in Washington D.C. This final document legalization step can only be done after you have been issued both a state and federal authentication certification on your U.S GED diploma.