Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of public documents from the Isle of Man by apostille.
The Isle of Man acceeded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents together with the United Kingdom in 1965. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of public documents from the Isle of Man is required for 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.
Responsible for issuing the apostille is the General Registry. The Deputy Chief Registrar is authorized to certify the documents with the apostille.
Public documents issued in English, French and Manx English by the authorized bodies and officials of the Isle of Man are liable for apostillization. Documents issued on the Isle of Man can not be legalized by the authorities of the United Kingdom.
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)
- Trade register excerpts
- 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 should not contain alien markings or labels.
In addition to the legalization of your public 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 are therefore offering extracts from the commercial register of the Isle of Man including apostillization and translation.
On average, processing the documents takes 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 Isle of Man without international shipping||from 416,50 €||from 350,00 €|