Learn how to make legalization of your
Legalization of official documents was practiced in the territory
of Ukraine before the Hague Convention
became effective on 22 of December 2003.
Now the legalization of official documents is made for the countries that
haven't signed the Hague Convention in 1961 for simplifying the documents
Documents issued in Ukraine, designed for usage in the territory of any other country
are subject to legalization in the Ministry of Justice (in the oblast Registry
Office) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after that they are certified in
the Representative Office of the Consulate (the Embassy) of the country for
which they are being legalized.
The stamps of legalization, as well as the Apostille, are affixed to the
original document (documents issued in the Registry Offices after 1998) or to its
copy certified by a notary (documents issued in the Registry Offices before 1998,
documents from housing maintenance bureaus (ZHEK), educational documents etc.),
and also to the translation certified by a notary (double legalization), if it
is required by the rules of documents execution in the country where they shall
After this time-consuming procedure the documents should undergo the final
stage -- the consular legalization.
legalization of official documents is a procedure of confirmation of original
documents or certification of authenticity of signatures of the officials
authorized to certify the signatures on documents and the authenticity of
stamps, and seals, that certify the document. Thereby the consul bears no
responsibility for the content of the document.
legalization consists in determination and certification of the authenticity of
signatures on documents and acts and their correspondence to the laws of the state
of residence (state of residence of the consul).
If you don't have
a possibility to go through all these complicated stages from one Ministry into
another, then we will be glad to do it instead of you. The basic condition for
legalization of documents if the requirement to execute in a notary's office a
Power of Attorney for our employees for submission of documents instead of you.
Consult Antario M
and learn whether the country for which you are preparing your documents has
signed the Hague Convention or you should make legalization of your documents. You
may learn it from our manager, who has a list of such countries.