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A birth certificate is one of the most important documents a person uses throughout his life. Therefore, when the question of going abroad arises, it will be appropriate to legalize this document in accordance with the norms of the local legislation. For this, there is apostillation of documents. If we talk briefly about the essence of this phenomenon, then we are talking about a simplified procedure for the legalization of documents.
What are the advantages of birth certificate apostille?
When we talk about a birth certificate with an apostille, it will have legal force in many countries – all those that have joined the Hague Convention. Sometimes people wonder why legalization of the birth certificate is needed, if, for example, they have a foreign passport that allows them to move freely.
However, if you decide to move to a temporary residence, not even a permanent one, you should take care of affixing an apostille on the birth certificate. This is possible both in the case of a new format of documents, and when an apostille is needed for an old-style birth certificate. But in the second situation, the procedure is somewhat more complicated. Other countries do not accept birth certificates issued before 2003 or in the USSR. Therefore, before apostillation, you must first contact the Registration of Acts of Civil Status authorities and obtain a copy of the document on a new sample form.
When you have decided this issue in advance, you will need a certificate with an apostille in many cases, namely:
- when you need to issue a residence permit;
- when there is a need to submit documents for the purpose of obtaining citizenship;
- when you plan to enter into an official marriage with a foreigner;
- when you need to register a child,
- when you issue a visa;
- when you enter the university;
- when you go through the family reunification procedure;
- when you get a job.
Thus, for most significant situations in which a person manifests his legal subjectivity, it will be appropriate for him to have key documents with an apostille.
Birth certificate: apostille
It is very important to know that apostillation of Ukrainian documents is possible only in Ukraine. So, if you are abroad, you will need to send documents through a courier. This is important to know for those who have some spare time before departure. It will be much easier to do everything here on the spot.
Well, in conclusion, it is worth considering what format the apostille has and where it can be done. So, this is a special apostillation stamp, which is intended precisely to certify the validity of documents, seals, signatures and the status of persons in countries that have joined the Hague Convention. Ukraine joined this document in January 2002.
Apostille has the form of a square with sides of 10 cm, where the text of the necessary content is placed. If you are looking for where you can get such a service, you have come to the right place.
Law office “Prikhodko&Partners” offers it to its clients. In addition, we provide a wide range of other services related to migration law that may be relevant to people who have made a decision to move.
We advise and provide legal support for the necessary procedures. So contact us – specialists of the law firm “Prikhodko&Partners” will help you.