Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Libya.
Libya has not joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, documents from Libya cannot be legalized by apostille, they will only be recognized abroad after consular legalization, meaning their authenticity must be confirmed separately.
By consular legalization 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)
- Judicial decisions
- Notarially certified copies of documents
- Notarially certified translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
Legalization of foreign documents for use in Libya
Any foreign public document can be legalised at the Libyan embassy in the respective country of origin.
Legalization of documents from Libya
Your certificate must be translated by a sworn translator, afterwards you are to submit it to the Libyan Ministry of Justice for verification and authentification, before submitting it to the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further authentification.
Only after completing these steps, the certificate may be forwarded to the respective embassy for the legalization.
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 Libya without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|