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Apostille from Paraguay

Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Paraguay by apostille.

Paraguay acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 2013, the Convention came into effect on August 30, 2014. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Paraguay 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 apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" must be in French. The stamp indicates the signature verified by the apostille, the date and the identification number of the apostille itself.

Responsible for issuing the apostille is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All public documents issued by paraguayan government bodies in Spanish are eligible for apostilling.

The legalization of public documents with an apostille in Paraguay consists of two steps.

In the first step, the certificate is countersigned by the responsible authority:

  • for registry office files – Ministry of Justice;
  • for police documents – Agency of Inner Affairs;
  • for scientific certificates – Universities, Ministry of Education and Culture ;
  • for medical certificates – Doctors, Ministry of Health;
  • for judicial certificates – Legal Courts, Ministry of Justice;
  • for commercial certificates – Commercial Register, Ministry of Justice;
  • for municipal certificates – Municipal authorities.

The second step consists of an in-depth verification of the origin and the authenticity of the document. The proceedings are concluded by marking the documents with a special stamp, in other words - the apostille. This stamp is usually applied on the back side of the document or an additional sheet of paper, before the documents are stapled together.

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)
  • Excerpts from the commercial register
  • Judicial decisions
  • Notarially certified copies of documents
  • Notarially certified translations
  • Further notarial documents (authorisations, last will, declarations)
  • Commercial documents legalised 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 Paraguay 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 Paraguay without international shipping from 357,00 from 300,00

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.

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