Apostille from Kazakhstan

Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 2001. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Kazakhstan 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 Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan for documents from the judicial sphere (decree of marriage or divorce or notarial certificates)
  • Ministry of Domestic Affairs for documents issued by migration authorities or archive offices
  • Ministry of Education for official documents, issued by educational institutions
  • Archive offices
  • Tax office
  • Public prosecutor’s office
  • Ministry of Defence

The process of legalization in Kazakhstan 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.

Apostille from Kazakhstan

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.

List of required documents:

  1. copy of identity document
  2. original document to be apostilled
  3. notarized power of attorney
  4. if the applicant’s name has changed, copies of documents confirming the change of name with translation into Russian

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.

Kazakhstan has been a party to the Minsk Convention since 1994. For these states, legalization of documents issued in Kazakhstan by affixing an apostille is not required.
To use documents issued in Kazakhstan on the territory of the above countries, a notarized translation must be made.

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 Kazakhstan including apostille and

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 Kazakhstan without international shipping from 154,70 € from 130,00 €
Price for document procurement in Kazakhstan from 154,70 € from 130,00 €

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.

Legalization of a document is a process, which allows to legitimate the document issued in one country for its usage in another.

It means, if you want to submit a document, issued in one country, to authorities in a target country, the document must primarily prove its authenticity. Legalization confirms the authority of the issuing official as well as an authenticity of his signature and seal.

Legalization is needed for official non-commercial documents.

There are following procedures of legalization of documents:

  • Consular legalization
  • Apostille (a simplified procedure of legalization)
  • Legalization of documents by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Consular legalization applies to countries, that have not signed the Hague Convention of 1961, which implemented a law about the procedure of apostille (a lot of European countries are member states of this convention).

Legalization of documents through the Chamber of Commerce is carried out in relation to commercial documents (contracts, invoices etc).

No, not always. In some cases, countries can make bi- or multilateral agreements that completely revoke legalization of documents for their recognition in the member countries.

For example, a CIEC convention from 1976 or bilateral treaties between Germany and Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria and Switzerland.

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