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CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

Foreign official documents use evidence of official documents on the territory of Ukraine:

  1. If they are certified as stamped by the Apostille, if they are drawn up on the territory of the States Parties to the Convention, which cancels the requirement of legalization of foreign official documents, 1961

According to the second part of Article 3 of the Convention, which cancels the requirement of legalization of foreign official documents (the Hague Convention), observance of the procedure for placing apostilles can not be required by States parties to the Convention if there are agreements between two or more states that cancel or simplify the procedure or liberate itself. document from legalization;

  1. Without any further certification, if they are drawn up in the territory of the State with which Ukraine has the relevant bilateral or multilateral agreements.

Information on the application of international treaties of Ukraine on legal aid, insofar as it relates to the cancellation of the requirement of legalization of official documents issued by the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties, is contained in a letter of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated May 11, 2010 No. 26-26 / 291.

  1. Subject to the availability of consular legalization, if they are drawn up on the territory of the states with which Ukraine does not have the above-mentioned treaties.

 Apostille is placed on official Ukrainian documents by authorized agencies only on the territory of Ukraine.

Legalization of official documents abroad

The procedure for consular legalization of official documents is established by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, international treaties and current legislation of Ukraine.

Legalization is a procedure for confirming the authenticity of the originals of official documents or certifying the authenticity of the signatures of officials authorized to certify the signatures on documents, as well as the validity of prints of stamps, seals attached to the document for the purpose of using it abroad.

Legalization in the established procedure of the document gives him the right to exist in international circulation.

Legalization is not subject to:

– documents and acts that are in conflict with the laws of Ukraine or which, in their content, may harm the interests of Ukraine, or contain information that defames the honor and dignity of citizens;

– originals, copies and photocopies of passports, military tickets, labor books, documents having the character of correspondence, permits for carrying weapons, certificates of registration of vehicles (technical passports), driver’s license, identity cards, regulations and explanations regarding their application.

– documents issued by bodies and officials in excess of their authority.

If there is any doubt that the documents submitted correspond to the laws of Ukraine or the host state, the consular officer has the right to apply to the competent authorities of the respective state or to the relevant authorities in Ukraine according to official explanations.

When submitting official documents for consular legalization:

– Individuals submit a document certifying a person, and an application for consular legalization;

– legal entities submit a letter of request regarding the commission of a consular legalization.

In case of submission of an application by the representative of an individual or legal entity an order or other document confirming the authority to act on behalf of these persons is submitted.

Consular fee is charged for consular legalization.

The procedure for legalization of official documents abroad

The foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine accept official documents, drawn up and certified on the territory of the receiving state or the consular district by state authorities, whose competence includes the procedure for consular legalization, for their further use in Ukraine.

In case of presence in the country of residence of requirements for consular legalization of documents drawn up and certified in Ukraine and legalized in the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the consular officer carries out the consular legalization of the submitted documents.

The official documents, drawn up and certified in Ukraine and not previously certified by the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, are not subject to consular legalization.

The foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine have samples of signatures and stamps of officials of state bodies that are members of the consular district of the receiving state.

A consular officer certifies official documents only after verifying their compliance with international treaties of Ukraine, the current legislation of Ukraine and the country of residence.

In case of a consular officer having doubts about the legal validity of the submitted document, its registration, etc., it may apply for clarification to the state authorities of the host country, in consultation with a lawyer, the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

A consular officer can not legalize official documents and orders issued by foreign states, regardless of whether these documents are issued in the name and in the interests of citizens of Ukraine or foreign citizens, if these documents are intended for action in the territory of another state, and not in the territory of Ukraine .

When submitting official documents for consular legalization:

– Individuals submit a document certifying the identity, and an application for consular legalization;

– legal entities submit a letter of request for the execution of consular legalization.

In the case of filing an application, a representative of a natural or legal person shall submit a power of attorney or other document confirming the authority to act on behalf of these persons.

Consular fees are being paid for consular legalization.

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