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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for an apostille


Legalization is associated with a not inconsiderable amount of time and money. It has therefore been partially declared dispensable by international treaties. These conventions include, among others, the Convention on the Exemption of Foreign Public Documents from Legalisation (Hague Apostille Convention). Legalization is then replaced by apostille as proof of authenticity. This is issued by the competent internal authority of the State that issued the document. The involvement of its foreign representative in Germany is then no longer necessary.

In addition, there are also conventions with the consequence of mutual recognition of the respective deeds, so that public documents are automatically regarded as authentic (Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy; Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland).

Which states recognize the "Hague Apostille", please read here:

  • Original certificate
  • Passport or other proof of identity (not required if applied for in writing)
  • If applicable: written power of attorney for the representative

EUR: 10.00 to 100.00

Please contact the State Administration Office.

If possible, before submitting an application, inquire with the competent authority about the exact procedure and how the fees are to be paid.

  • Consult the competent authority. To do this, make an appointment by phone.
  • Identify yourself with your identity card or passport.
  • Let us know in which country you want to use the certificate.
  • Present the original certificate.
  • You pay the fee to the competent authority.

Approved by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Co-signature of the Federal Ministry of Justice requested.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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