Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from the Seychelles by apostille.
The Seychelles has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1979. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from the Seychelles 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 issuing the apostille are the following institutions:
- Supreme Court
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Public Prosecutor's Office
Documents issued by authorities or other authorized structures (chambers, registries, notaries, etc.) of Seychelles published in English, French or Seychelles can be apostilled.
The process of legalization in Seychelles includes confirmation of their authenticity by authorized officials. After passing through this procedure, a special stamp is placed on the document - an apostille. It can be affixed on the back of the document or on a separate sheet, after which it is hemmed.
An apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" must be in French.
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
- 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. 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 documents, we can provide you with high quality translations.
If you want to bring company information before the court, it needs to be legalised as well. We are therefore offering extracts from the commercial register of the Seychelles including apostille and translation.
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 the Seychelles without international shipping||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|