Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Vatican.
Vatikan has not joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, documents from Vatikan cannot be legalized by apostille, they will only be recognized abroad after consular legalization, meaning their authenticity must be confirmed separately.
By consular legalization the signature and the seal of foreign documents are authenticated. Responsible is the respective embassy of the country in which the document shall be used.
The legalization of a document is a very lengthy procedure. It has to be authenticated by the Ministry of Justice and structural subdivisions. The document can then be finally legalized by the respective country's embassy.
Furthermore, any document issued abroad can be legalized for the use in Vatican. The procedure corresponds to the legalization of Vatican documents abroad: it has to be legalized by the Apostolic nunciature.
The following documents can be legalized:
- Extracts from the commercial register
- Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce)
- Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas)
- Judicial decisions
- Notarially certified copies of documents
- Notarially certified translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
Legalization of foreign documents for use in Vatican
Foreign documents must be legalized before they can be used in the Vatican. The representations and apostolic nunciatures of the Vatican all over the world are in charge of this process. Please note that the Holy See does not have relations with fifteen countries: Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Comoros, the Maldives, Mauritania, Oman, and Somalia, North Korea, Laos, China, and Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Tuvalu.
Legalization of documents from Vatican for use abroad
The legalization of a document is a very lengthy procedure. The document should finally be legalized by the respective country's embassy.
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- Payment by invoice
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|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for the legalization of a document from or for the use in Vatican without international shipping||ab 595,00 €||ab 500,00 €|