Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Somalia.
Somalia has not joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, documents from Somalia 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 Somalia
Foreign documents must be legalized before they can be used in Somalia. The representations and embassies of Somalia all over the world are in charge of this process.
Legalization of documents from Somalia for use abroad
The exact legalization process of documents from Somalia depends on the country you wish to use them in.
Somalia currently represents an exception to the regular process. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly verify all available options for legalizing your documents.
Usually, processing the documents takes us 14 days.