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Apostille from Turkey

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

Turkey has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in the year 1985. Therefore no diplomatic authentication or legalization of documents from Turkey 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 Turkey

Responsible for issuing the apostille are the following institutions:

  • County commissioner (Kaymakam) or governor (Valilik) - for documents of administrative authorities and notaries
  • Director of the Committee of Legal Affairs (Ağır Ceza Mahkemesi Kuruluşu bulunan merkezlerdeki Adalet Komisyonu Başkanı) or local Presidium of the Committee of Legal Affairs (Adliye Encümeni Başkanı veya Ağır Ceza Mahkemelerinin bulunmadığı yerlede o yerin bağlı bulunduğu yerdeki Adalet Komisyonu Başkanlıkları) - for judicial documents

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.)

Only original documents or notarially certified copies issued by public authorities can be apostilled.

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 Turkey 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 Turkey without international shipping from 297,50 € from 250,00 €

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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