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  • DOCUMENTS AUTHENTFICATIONS - APPOSTILLE

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     DOCUMENTS AUTHENTICATION

     

                    What is an Apostille?

     

    Apostille is a certification on the basis of which public documents (judiciary documents, administrative documents, notarized documents, official certificates) executed in the territory of one Contracting State will be considered legal in the territory of another Contracting State.

     

    The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention) facilitates the circulation of public documents executed in one State party to the Convention and to be produced in another State party to the Convention. It does so by replacing the cumbersome and often costly formalities of a full legalization process with the mere issuance of an Apostille (also called Apostille Certificate or Certificate).

    More detailed information on Apostille on: http://www.hcch.net/

      

                     How to get an Apostille? 

     

    Apostilles may only be issued by a Competent Authority designated by the State on whose territory the public document has been executed. Full list of authorities on: http://www.hcch.net/

     

     

     *Information for Albanian Citizens*

     

     

    Beginning with August 14th 2005, the Republic of Poland joins The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention).

    It abolishes the obligation to legalize the official documents by the diplomatic representatives and consulate officials.

    Therefore, beginning with August 14th 2005, Polish consulates, including the Consular Section in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tirana, will not accept the following documents to be legalized:

    • judiciary documents (divorce records, adoption documents etc.)
    • administrative documents (birth, marriage, death records)
    • notarized documents
    • official certificates issued/stamped on private documents

    ALL ALBANIANS, in particular students going to Poland  need to get ‘APOSTILLE STICKERS' affixed by the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic  of Albania , on all the original documents, such as certificates of birth and death, affidavits, power of attorney, marriage certificates as well as degrees, diplomas, matriculation and secondary level certificates.  The designated fee for each sticker is

    Ministry of Foreignl Affairs, Republic of  Albania

    Address: Bulevardi "Gjergj Fishta" Nr.6, Tirane, Shqiperi

    Tel: +355 4 2364090

    General website: http://www.mfa.gov.al/

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