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Legalization of official documents is a mechanism by which documents acquire legal force on the territory of other States. Today the participating countries of the Hague Convention have the opportunity to legalize the documents under the simplified system by means of the apostille. It should be noted that there are countries which have not signed the Hague Convention, therefore, were not included in the total list of participating countries on which the simplified system of legalization. However, the legalization of official documents for these countries through the Consulate.
The list of countries where you need a consular legalization - UAE Saudi Arabia Libya Kuwait China except Macau and Hong Kong Canada Sri Lanka Iraq Egypt Palestine Uruguay Qatar Lebanon Syria.
Unlike apostille, the procedure of consular legalization is more complicated consisting of several stages.
1. Affixing the seal of the Ministry of justice of Ukraine. 2. Affixing the seal of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 3. Notarial translation +the second round of legalization. 4. Affixing the seal of the Consulate of the Embassy of the necessary country.
Duration of legalization in each instance will depend on the country In total each procedure will take from 2 to 10 days.
The cost of consular legalization in Kiev.
Specifics of consular legalization on the territory of Ukraine. In order to apply for legalization on behalf of the customer must issue a power of attorney by a notary on any employee of the translation Agency Apostille Groups. Disregard of this rule will result in the refusal to accept the documents above-mentioned instances. In addition the document owner while in another country can issue a power of attorney in the Consulate of Ukraine in this country. Legalized diploma or other documents which are connected with education after providing notarized copies of the documents or the translation but it's not for all countries.
To legalize documents that were issued by the offices of the registry office may, after providing relevant documents of the old or the new sample such as a birth certificate of the new sample. If the country that issued the document rejects old sample then legalization will be placed on the notarised copy.
Legalization of documents for legal entities. the Company shall provide a cover letter on company letterhead with seal and signature of the Director and also the attorney on the letterhead of the firm. The content of the letter should be information about