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Apostille from Russia

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

Russia has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1992. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Russia 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.

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 Russia

Responsible for issuing the apostille are the following institutions:

  • Registries
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Domestic Affairs
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Educational Inspectorate
  • Archive Offices

The legalization of documents by apostille is carried out in Russia on the basis of territorial and administrative subordination. Therefore, documents can be legalized exclusively in the region in which they have been issued. Furthermore, depending on which authority has issued the documents they can only be legalized by certain institutions.

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.

Registries can refuse to legalize a document if it was issued in the USSR. In this case, it is necessary to get a new version of the document.

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 Russia 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 [country] without international shipping from 166,60 € from 140,00 €
Price for the provision with a new document from Russia from 166,60 € from 140,00 €
Price for an diploma from Russia without international shipping from 190,60€ from 160,00 €

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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