+49 851 226 083 01
Apostille from Germany

Schmidt & Schmidt is offers the legalization of documents from Germany by apostille.

Germany has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1966. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Germany 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.

Germany has bilateral agreements with Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Austria. In these countries official documents from Germany do not require legalization.

For the use in several countries, the apostille is not sufficient, since they never joined the Hague Convention. With some member states of the Hague Convention there are special arrangements, due to Germany's objection against their admission (Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan, e.g.). In both cases, the legalization of the documents is usually necessary. Schmidt & Schmidt offers this service aswell.

An apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" must be in French.

Apostille from Germany

Responsible for issuing the apostille are the following institutions:

  • Federal Office of Administration - federal documents
  • President of the German Patent Office - documents issued by the Federal Patent Court or the German Patent Office
  • For regional documents, the federal states of Germany have varying responsibilities

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.

Additional services

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 Germany including apostille and translation.

Your benefits:

  • 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 Germany without international shipping from 119,00 € from 100,00 €

Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we are explaining what an apostille is and where to apply for it. Schmidt & Schmidt will assist you with all issues concerning the apostille.

Our services can be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or by credit card.

Visa
Mastercard
SEPA Bank Transfer
PayPal

DHL Express Shipping

Your documents will delivered in the shortset time

Without subscription

Order without subscription or registration!

Convenient payment options

You can pay via bank transfer, per PayPal or Credit Card

Proper invoice

You will get a proper invoice