Legalisation from Northern Cyprus

Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a partly recognized state and has official diplomatic relations only with Turkey. Northern Cyprus also has informal relations with a number of states through a system of “representative offices”.

Taking into account its international status the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has not joined the Hague Convention of 05.10.1961 establishing the procedure for the simplified legalization for documents by authentication by apostille. Therefore, documents from Northern Cyprus can be recognized abroad hypothetically after consular legalization. The most difficulties connected with recognizing the documents issued in Northern Cyprus they will be recognized entirely only in Turkey. Nominally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the TRNC authenticates all documents issued on the territory of the Republic for their further consular legalization, however, in practice there may be problems due to the nonrecognition of Northern Cyprus. So the legalization procedure cannot be completed in most countries in the world. In fact, when trying to use documents issued by the TRNC outside the Republic and Turkey, there is a high possibility that the authorities refuse to recognize them (although, based on practice, in some cases, these documents can still be recognized, but it is impossible to predict clearly).

Many people after receiving documents (for example, marriage certificates) in the TRNC must then take repeated legal actions in Turkey. And authenticate a new set of documents by apostille.

Legalization of foreign documents for use in the Northern Cyprus

Foreign documents must be legalized before they can be used in Northern Cyprus. The representations of Northern Cyprus all over the world are in charge of this process.

Legalization of documents from the Northern Cyprus for use abroad

The exact legalization process of documents from Northern Cyprus depends on the country you wish to use them in. Please feel free to contact us with your request and we will do our best to assist you!

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In addition to the legalization of your documents, we can provide you with high quality translations.

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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.

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Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for the legalization of a document from or for the use in Northern Cyprus without international shipping ab 952,00 ab 800,00

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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.

In our video we are explaining what consular legalization is and where to apply for it.

Schmidt & Schmidt will assist you in all issues concerning the legalization.

Schmidt & Schmidt offers legalization in more than 80 countries all over the world.

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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