Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Brazil by apostille.
Brazil has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 2016. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Brazil 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.
The institution responsible is the National Justice Council (CNJ). The apostille itself is issued by local notaries in all 5560 municipalities.
Documents issued by the authorities and other authorized structures in Brazil in Portuguese can be legalized.
During the legalization process in Brazil the origin and authenticity of a document should be checked. According to this procedure, a special certificate is issued, which is attached to the document.
Apostille in Brazil is a square certificate with a page size of at least 9 centimeters in Portuguese, English and French, which contains the mandatory heading "Apostille" and a reference to the Hague Convention of 1961 in French (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961). The content of the stamp is prescribed by the Hague Convention.
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 Brazil 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 Brazil without international shipping||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|