Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Fiji by apostille.
Fiji succeded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1965 as an overseas department of the United Kingdom. On October 10, 1970, the document entered into force for Fiji as an independent state.
Responsible for issuing the apostille on Fiji is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The contact persons for the apostille are the General Ambassador, the Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs, the Deputy Secretary for Organizational Affairs, the First Assistant Secretary and the Acting Director for Political Affairs.
Legalizing public documents on Fiji implies authenticating the origin of the document and the authority of the officials who have affixed the signature, seal or stamp on the document. After such verification, a special stamp - the apostille - is affixed to the public document or its certified copy. The apostille is usually placed on the back of the underlying public document or on a separate attached page.
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)
- Trade register excerpts
- Court decisions
- Notarized copies of documents
- 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 underlying document must be presented in good condition, with all stamps and signatures clear and readable. Furthermore, it should 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 use in court, it needs to be legalized as well. We can therefore provide you with extracts from the commercial register of Fiji including the apostille certification and translation into the language of the document's state of destination.
On average, processing the documents takes up to 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 credit card.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an apostille for a document from Fiji without international postage||from 595.00 €||from 500.00 €|