Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Denmark by apostille.
Denmark acceeded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 2003. Therefore, there is no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of public documents from Denmark required for the successful 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.
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for issuing the apostille in Denmark. The apostille certificate must bear a seal and signature of a government official. For private legal documents, for example, powers of attorney or commercial contracts, an additional certification is required. Since the institute of notaries does not exist in Denmark, the judges of regional courts are authorized to verify signatures on such documents.
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 Denmark including apostillization 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 Denmark without international shipping||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|