Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Bosnia and Herzegovina by apostille.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1992. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of documents from Bosnia and Herzegovina is required for the legal communication with other member states of the Convention. The documents only need to be stamped with an "apostille" by the issuing state's authorities in order to be valid in the state of destination.
Responsible for issuing the apostille are the courts. The apostille must bear the signature of the president of the court.
The judicial, administrative, notarial documents, extracts from the registers of acts of civil status can be apostilled. An official translation in Bosnia and Herzegovina can only be done by a certified court interpreter.
A document can be apostilled if it was issued by the official authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian.
The apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. It should be filled in in the official language of the issuing authority. The heading "Apostille (Convention de la Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" written in French is a necessary requirement for the apostille's validity.
The following documents can be authenticated by apostille:
- Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce)
- Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas)
- Extracts from commercial register
- Court decisions
- Notarially certified copies of documents
- Notarially certified translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
- Commercial documents legalized by a state registration body (articles of incorporation, registration certificates, tax registrations etc.)
Documents can be apostilled in Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian.
Requirements for the documents:
An apostille can be issued exclusively on an original document. Therefor, the latter must be in an apparent good condition, all stamps and signatures have to be clear and readable. Furthermore, it must not contain alien marking and labels.
In addition to the legalization of your documents, we can provide you with high-quality translations.
Should you require company information for the court, it needs to be legalized as well. We are therefore offering extracts from the commercial register of Bosnia and Herzegovina including apostillation and translation.
On average, it takes 14 days to process the documents.
Courier services are charged and invoiced separately according to the courier service’s rates.
You can pay for our services by PayPal, bank transfer or credit card.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an apostille for a document from Bosnia and Herzegovina without international shipping||from 297,50 €||from 250,00 €|