Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Taiwan.
Partially recognized Republic of China (Taiwan) is officially recognized by only 18 United Nations member states. However, Taiwan de facto maintains relations with most countries globally through its representative offices that have the status of non-governmental organizations.
Due to the non-recognition by most states, Taiwan has not joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, documents from Taiwan cannot be legalized by apostille, they will only be recognized abroad after they undergo consular legalization, a procedure by which the signature and the seal of foreign documents are authenticated. Responsible is the respective embassy of the country in which the document shall be used.
The following documents can be legalized:
- Extracts from the commercial register
- Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce)
- Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas)
- Court decisions
- Notarized copies of documents
- Notarized translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
Consular legalization of foreign documents for use in Taiwan
Foreign documents must be legalized before they can be used in Taiwan. The representations and embassies of Taiwan all over the world are in charge of this process.
Consular legalization of documents from Taiwan for use abroad
The exact legalization process of documents from Taiwan depends on the country you wish to use them in. Feel free to contact us with your request and we will do our best to assist you!
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 the legalization of a document for the use in Taiwan without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|