Legalization in the Republic of the Congo

Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from the Republic of the Congo.

The Republic of the Congo did not accede to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. All documents issued abroad will only be recognised in the Republic of the Congo if they are legalized, meaning their authenticity must be separately confirmed.

Legalization of foreign documents for use in the Republic of the Congo

Any foreign public document can be authorised at the congolese embassy in the respective country of origin.

Legalization of congolese documents

Some countries (e.g. Germany) have currently discontinued the legalization of public documents from the Republic of the Congo due to formal reasons. Please contact us for further information on whether or not this limitation is relevant in your case.

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Schmidt & Schmidt guarantees the highest quality and reliability. All procedures within our company are strictly regulated. Our specialists are well-trained and thoroughly acquainted with their tasks.

Working with us is easy and convenient!

The processing of documents usually takes us about 14 days.

Courier services are charged and invoiced separately according to the courier service’s rates.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an apostille for a document from the Republic of the Congo without international shipping from 1190,00 from 1000,00

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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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