Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from South Korea by apostille.
South Korea has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 2006. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from South Korea 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
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The apostille can also be issued electronically.
Documents issued by government agencies (including educational institutions) are apostilled in the passport department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Documents issued by authorized private entities (private medical institutions, courses, etc.) are apostilled in the Ministry of Justice after being certified by a notary.
Documents issued by government bodies do not need notarization before the apostille procedure.
Documents issued officially by the authorities or specially authorized private entities and published in Korean or English can be apostilled.
The legalisation process in South Korea includes verification by authorized officials of the authenticity of a document. After passing through this procedure, a special stamp is placed on the document - an apostille. Usually 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.
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.
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 South Korea including apostille and translation.
- 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 595,00 €||from 500,00 €|