Apostille in Lviv / Translation agency Lviv
Affixing of Apostille stamp in Lviv is a simplified procedure for legalization of documents adopted in the countries-participants of the Hague Convention as of October the Fifth, 1961. In order to ensure legitimacy of documents abroad a special apostille stamp shall be affixed to its original in the relevant ministry (according to Order No. 1418/5 dated 25.09.2012).
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine affixes apostille to:
- birth certificates;
- death certificates;
- certificate of change of surname, name and patronymic;
- marriage and divorce certificates;
- extracts from the register and judgment;
- references, statements and legal documents.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine can apostillize:
- health certificates;
- certificates of no criminal conviction;
- certificates of registration.
Apostille in the Ministry of Education is affixed to:
- diplomas, certificates and academic transcripts;
- curricula and references from educational establishments;
- certificates of awarding degrees.
Double apostillation of documents
Such countries as Austria, Holland (Netherlands), Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland require affixing double apostille. In this case, the first apostille is affixed to the original document, and then you should notarize the translation accuracy and affix the second appostile to it in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
The countries where apostille is valid according to the Hague Convention of 1961: Australia, Austria, Albania, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Great Britain, Venezuela, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, India, Iceland, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, China (only Hong Kong and Macao), Colombia, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, RSA, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, the USA, Turkey, Hungary, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, Japan and others (download the full list).
The countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of 1961 use consular legalization as confirmation of documents legitimacy. Confirmation of legitimacy of Ukrainian documents is not required in most CIS countries-participants of the Minsk Convention as of January 22, 1993 (as amended on March 28, 1997): Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The countries that have concluded a bilateral agreement with Ukraine on legal assistance in civil matters: Czech Republic, Hungary, China (except for Hong Kong and Macao), Vietnam, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia does not require confirmation of the Ukrainian documents.
Apostille is usually affixed to documents within five-fourteen days.
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