Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Belarus.
Belarus has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1992. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Belarus 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:
- Ministry of Education for documents issued by education institutions
- Ministry of Justice for judicial documents
- Archive offices
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The process of legalizing documents with an apostille in Belarus includes checking the origin of the document and confirms that the signature, seal or stamp on the document is affixed by authorized officials. After passing through the described procedure, a special stamp is applied to the document - an apostille. As a rule, the apostille is placed on the back of the document, or on a separate sheet, after which the document is stitched.
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)
- Extracts from the commercial register
- 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.
Exeptions from the legalization
According to Art. 13 of the Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters (also called the Minsk Convention), valid in the territory of the signatory countries, documents of the participating countries do not require legalization.
The countries participating in the Convention include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.
Belarus has been a party to the Minsk Convention since 1994. For these states, legalization of documents issued in Belarus by affixing an apostille is not required.
To use documents issued in Belarus on the territory of the above countries, a notarized translation must be made.
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 Belarus including apostille and translation.
- No registration or subscription
- Fast and reliable processing
- Payment by invoice
Schmidt & Schmidt guarantees the highest quality and reliability. We render all of our services in strict compliance with the applicable data protection laws. Our specialists are well-equipped and thoroughly acquainted with their tasks.
Working with us is easy and convenient!
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 Belarus without international shipping||from 130,90 €||from 110,00 €|
|Price for the provision with a document from Belarus||from 154,70 €||from 130,00 €|