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Document's legalization

Consular legalization of a document is a consular officer's certification that a signature, a seal and duties of the undersigned individual on a document are genuine. Legalization is necessary to allow documents issued in one country to be accepted and used by institutions of other countries.
 
Documents witnessing education acquired abroad are subject to legalization , if they have been issued in the state having not acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention concerning abolition of legalization requirements of documents issued in foreign countries , or approved by "Apostille" if they have been issued in the state having acceded to the above mentioned Convention.

Legalization requirements:

  • Documents shall be translated into the language of the country to which they are to be submitted (or in English);
  • The translation shall be fastened to the original document and the fastening shall be certified by a Notary Public in compliance with notaries procedures;
  • Copies shall be certified in compliance with notaries' procedures.

List of the countries Acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention Concerning Abolition of Legalization Requirements of Documents Issued in Foreign Countries:

Albania 2004
Andorra 1996
Antigua and Barbuda 1981
Argentina 1988
Armenia 1994
Australia 1995
Austria 1968
Azerbaijan 2005
Bahamas 1973
Barbados 1966
Belarus 1991
Belize 1993
Belgium 1976
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992
Botswana 1966
Brunei Darussalam 1987
Bulgaria 2001
 
Cape Verde 2010
China (Hong Kong) 1965
China (Macao) 1969
Cook Islands 2005
Colombia 2001
Croatia 1991
Cyprus 1973
Czech Republic 1999
Denmark 2006
Dominica 1978
Dominican Republic 2009
 
Ecuador 2005
El Salvador 1996
Estonia 2001
Fiji 1970
Finland 1985
France 1965
 
Georgia 2007
Germany 1966
Greece 1985
Grenada 2003
Honduras 2004
Hungary 1973
 
Iceland 2004
India 2005
Ireland 1999
Israel 1978
Italy 1978
Japan 1970
 
Kazakhstan 2001
Korea, Republic of 2007
Latvia 1996
Lesotho 1966
Liberia 1996
Liechtenstein 1972
Lithuania 1997
Luxembourg 1979
 
Malawi 1967
Malta 1968
Mauritius 1968
Marshall Islands 1992
Mexico 1995
Moldova, Republic of 2007
Monaco 2003
Mongolia 2009
Montenegro 2006
Namibia 2001
Netherlands 1965
New Zealand 2001
Niue 1999
Norway 1983
 
Panama 1991
Peru 2010
Poland 2005
Portugal 1969
Romania 2001
Russian Federation 1992
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1994
Saint Lucia 2003
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1979
Samoa 1999
San Marino 1995
Sao Tome and Principe 2008
Serbia 1992
Seychelles 1979
Slovakia 2003
Slovenia 1991
South Africa 1995
Spain 1978
Suriname 1975
Sweden 1999
Swaziland 1968
Switzerland 1973
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1991
Tonga 1970
Trinidad and Tobago 2000
Turkey 1985
 
Ukraine 2003
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1965
United States of America 1981
Vanuatu 1980
Venezuela 1999
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