Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Cyprus by apostille.
Cyprus has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1973. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of documents from Cyprus is required for the legal communication with other member states of the Convention. The documents only need to be attested by an apostille certificate with an "apostille" stamp on it by the issuing state's authorities in order to be valid in the state of destination.
Responsible for issuing the apostille is the Ministry of Justice.
Documents to be attested may be issued by the official authorities of Cyprus and drawn up in Greek, Turkish or English. If the document is issued in another language, a translation into one of the official languages of Cyprus executed by a certified court translator is required. The copies of public documents that are certified by a Cypriot notary public and attested as identical with the original document by the issuing authority can also be apostilled.
The process of legalization of documents in Cyprus includes the verification of the origin of the document and the validity of the signature, seal or stamp on the document. After passing through this procedure, a special stamp - an apostille - is affixed to the document. Usually the apostille is placed on the back of the document, or on a separate sheet, which gets affixed to the document.
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 the 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.)
Requirements for the documents:
The apostille can be exclusively issued for the original document. Therefore, the latter must be presented in good condition, with all stamps and signatures clear and readable. Furthermore, it must not contain alien markings or 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 Cyprus 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 Cyprus without international shipping||from 178,50 €||from 150,00 €|