Schmidt & Schmidt is happy to help you legalize your public documents from the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union for international use.
According to Article 13 of the Minsk Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters, no kind of legalization is needed for successful legal communication between the following contracting states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine. Instead, a notarized translation of the public document will suffice for use in another contracting state.
All of the countires of the EAEU are also Parties to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, which means that public documents from these countries are exempt from the costly and lengthy procedure of consular legalization. Instead public documents can be certified by the apostille to be valid abroad, provided the state of destination has also acceeded to the Convention.
The Hague apostille (or simply apostille) is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de la Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" written in French is a necessary requirement for the apostille's validity. The Hague apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature, the position in which the signer has acted, and the authenticity of the seal or stamp with which the document is attested. Each apostille is registered and contains the issue date and its unique number. The apostille is issued by the competent authorities designated by the state for each document type. The apostille has to be obtained in the country that has issued the document. More information about the country-specific requirements for the apostillization can be found in our country information sections.