Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of public documents from Montenegro by apostille.
Montenegro acceeded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 2006. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of public documents from Montenegro 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.
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.
Responsible for issuing the apostille is the Ministry of Justice (for judicial documents) and сourts. The courts attest public documents issued by the state and municipal institutions under the jurisdiction of the respective courts. The document can be authenticated by the chairperson of the court or by a person authorized by the chairperson. If the samples of the seal and signature on the underlying public document are registered in the database of the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, the apostille may be issued by the Ministry itself.
Public documents drawn up in the Montenegrin language or in the official languages of the former Yugoslavia and issued by the official authorities of Montenegro and the former Yugoslavia can be apostillized.
The apostillization of public documents in Montenegro includes the authentication of 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. 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
- 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:
An apostille can be issued exclusively on an original document. Therefor, 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 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 Montenegro 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 Montenegro without international shipping||from 238,00 €||from 200,00 €|