WHAT IS AN APOSTILLE and when you need it?

APOSTILLE is a certificate issued by the competent authorities of a State signatory to the Hague Convention for the official documents issued in that country, which will be presented to the authorities of another State party to the Hague Convention.

When you need to use abroad official documents issued in Romania (for example, a marriage certificate, a power-of-attorney signed in front of a notary, a study certificate, an academic transcript, a certificate of criminal record, a divorce decree, a Court clerk certificate etc.). APOSTILLE is affixed ONLY for the countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, unless between Romania and that country it is not signed a treaty/agreement providing an exemption from APOSTILLE. In practice, for certain countries, even if Romania has signed an agreement or a bilateral treaty providing the exemption of APOSTILLE, this is nevertheless required.

APOSTILLE is a certificate attesting that the document subject to this procedure is an official document, the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the public clerk has acted or, as appropriate, and the identity of the seal and of the stamp which it bears.

The procedure of affixing an APOSTILLE to the official documents (also called “Apostillation”) is made only for the countries signatories of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, and for the official documents to be used in countries that have not acceded to the Convention, the procedure of Consular legalization shall apply.

Before affixing an APOSTILLE, some documents must satisfy certain conditions (such as the certification of the study documents by the Romanian Ministry of Education). Please contact us for details.

Click HERE for the list of countries for which it is required an APOSTILLE.

We offer complete services of:
APOSTILLE ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS / LEGALIZED COPIES / TRANSLATIONS – for the countries party to the Hague Convention (affixed by the Prefect’s institution, by the Chamber of Notaries Public, by the Tribunal)

The price of the services and the time required to get an APOSTILLE on your documents depend on many factors that can influence the steps taken (prior certification of the competent institution, etc.). We assure you of all our support to obtain the APOSTILLE in the shortest time possible and at fair prices.

To get FREE information on procedures, an estimate of time and price, please contact us at +40.732.544.562 or by e-mail at contact@inter-lexis.ro