Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Eswatini by apostille.
Eswatini (earlier Swaziland) is an overseas department of the United Kingdom and acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1965. On the 3rd of July, 1978 the convention entered into force for the Kingdom of Eswatini, already as for an independent state. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Eswatini is required for the legal communication with another member state 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 the apostille is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Eswatini.
The process of legalizing documents in Eswatini includes checking the origin and authenticity of the document by authorized officials. After passing through this procedure, a special stamp - an apostille - is affixed to the document.
An apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" must be in French. The stamp indicates the signature verified by the apostille, the date and the identification number of the apostille itself.
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)
- Excerpts from the commercial register
- Judicial decisions
- Notarially certified copies of documents
- Notarially certified translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
- Commercial documents legalized by a state organ of registration (articles of incorporation, registration certificates, tax registrations etc.)
Requirements for the documents:
An apostille can be issued exclusively on an original document. Therefore, 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.
Usually, processing the documents takes us 14 days.
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 card.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an apostille for a document from Eswatini without international shipping||from 833,00 €||from 700,00 €|