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Apostille

Apostille is an official certificate attached to documents confirming the authenticity of signatures and seals that can be used in another country.

 

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Apostille is required by the Contracting States to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, of 1961 (Apostille Convention).

This procedure is carried out by the following state administrative bodies in the Czech Republic:

In most cases, the Apostille is in the official language of the state where the papers were issued, sometimes bilingual (the second language is usually English). Therefore, it is necessary to have a certified translation for use in a foreign country.

An apostille is the legalizations of such documents like foreign birth, marriage and divorce certificates issued to Czech citizens who were born in another country or live abroad. Through the Embassy of the Czech Republic or the Registry Office a certified translation of a foreign document shall entry in the registry office at Brno-Centre City District Office.

Birth Certificate

The Registry Office shall also issue a certified copy of the original birth certificate.

An authority for registering a birth of a Czech citizen in a foreign country is a registry office at Brno-Centre City District Office.

The Municipality of the capital city Prague

Office of Matriculation, Citizenship, etc.

Jungmannova 35/29, Prague 1 (Škodův palác)

2nd floor, door no. 239

Opening days: 

Monday:       12:00 – 17:00

Wednesday:   8:00 – 18:00

Tel: 236 00 2904, 236 00 2122, 236 00 29101

Authentication of the original documents, free of charge.

 
 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SERVICES:

 

I. NOTARY CERTIFIED COPY
 

a) CERTIFIED COPY – CzechPoint
b) CERTIFIED COPY – NOTARY

 

FOR DOCUMENT 200,-Kč
FOR DOCUMENT 300,-Kč
 

II. APOSTILLE

 

a) MINISTRY OF JUSTICE + EDUCATION
b) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

FOR DOCUMENT + 50,- 30,-Kč STAMP 2.500,-Kč
FOR DOCUMENT + 100,-Kč STAMP 2.500,-Kč
 

III. SUPERLEGALIZATION

 

a) BY EMBASSY

 

FOR DOCUMENT + FEES

3.000,-Kč

 
 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Legalization of documents – information of working group on the authentication of documents of the Department for Consular Affairs.

Opening hours to the public:
Monday            8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.  13.30 – 17.00
Tuesday           8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.
Wednesday       8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.  13.30– 17.00
Friday              8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.

 

Contact:
Department for Consular Affairs – working group on the authentication of documents, Hradčanské nám. 5, Prague 1
Phone: +420 224 18 2188, +420 224 18 2153, fax: +420 224 18 2527
e-mail: legalizace@mzv.cz

Postal address:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department for Consular Affairs – working group on the authentication of documents
Hradčanské nám. 5
110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Administrative fees for legalization should be paid in the form of a revenue stamp with a value of 100 CZK (Czech documents), 600 CZK (foreign documents). Revenue stamps are necessary to bring with you (available at every branch of Česká pošta,a.s.).

The deadline for processing the application is 30 days. Legalization is usually done on the same day. The applicant may delegate another person to act on your behalf in connection with your application without submitting a power of attorney.

 

Ministry of Justice

Department for the authentication of documents: Na Děkance 3, 128 10 Praha 2
Phone: 221 997 473, 221 997 914, 221 997 935, 221 997 984
E-mail: moc@msp.justice.cz

Opening hours to the public:
Monday              8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.  13.30 hod. – 17.00 hod.
Tuesday             8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.
Wednesday         8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.  13.30 hod. – 17.00 hod.
Friday                8.00 hod. – 12.00 hod.

Verification of documents may also be carried out based on a written request sent by post. The applicant shall mention in the cover letter:
a) the country in which the document will be used
b) the address to which the certified document will be sent
c) phone number, event. e-mail address
d) the requested number of revenue stamps (insert into the envelope)
e) documents (event. the document has the necessary prior verification)

Administrative fee

In order to verify the authenticity of the document, administrative fees are collected at the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic:
1) for an apostille certificate (apostille) in the form of a revenue stamp with a value of 100 CZK (one revenue stamp for verifying the authenticity of one seal).
2) for higher authentication of documents in the form of a revenue stamp with a value of 30 CZK (one revenue stamp for verifying the authenticity of one seal).

The Contracting States to the Apostille Convention (in these states YOU NEED AN APOSTILLE):

 

Albania Iceland Oman
Andorra Italy Panama
Antigua and Barbuda Israel Peru
Argentina Japan Poland
Armenia Republic of South Africa Portugal
Australia Cape Austria
Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Rumania
Bahamas Colombia Russia
Korea Greece
Barbados Costa Rica Salvador
Belgium Cyprus Samoa
Belize Kyrgyzstan San Marino
Belorussia Lesotho Seychelles
Bosna and Hercegvina Liberia Slovakia
Botswana Liechtenstein Slovenia
Brunei Latvia America***
Bulgaria Latvia Serbia
Cook islands Luxembourg Surinam
Monte Negro Hungary St. Lucia
Česká republika Makedonie Svatý Kryštof a Nevis
China – only Hong Kong and Macao Malawi St. Thomas and Prince island
Danmark Malta St.Vincenc and Grenadiny
Dominika Marshall´s island Swaziland
Dominikan republic Mauritius Spain
Ekvador Mexcko Sweden
Estonia Moldavia Switzerland
Fiji Monaco Tonga
Finland Mongolia Trininad and Tobago
France* Namibie Turkey
Grenada Germany Ukrain
Gruzia Nikaragua (from 14. 5. 2013) Uruguay
Honduras Niue Uzbekistan
Croatia Holland Great Britain****
India Norway Vanuatu
Ireland New Zeland Venezuela
* Francie (+ Fr. Polynesie, Affars a Issas, Guadelupe, Fr. Guyana, Komorské ostrovy, Martinik, Nová Kaledonie, Réunion, Svatý Pierre a Miquelon, Wallis a Futuna )

 

** Nizozemí (+ Aruba, Curaçao, Sint–Maarten + ostrovy Bonair, St. Eustatius a Saba – od 10. 10. 2010 zanikly Nizozemské Antily)
*** Spojené státy americké (+ Americká Samoa, Guam, Severní Mariany (Northern Mariana Islands), Portoriko, Panenské ostrovy Spojených států (Virgin Islands of the United States))

 

**** Velká Británie (+ Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Ostrov Man, Anguilla, Bermudy, Brititish Antarctic Territory, Britské Panenské ostrovy (British Virgins Islands), Britské Šalamounovy ostrovy (British Solomon Islands), Kajmanské ostrovy, Falklandské ostrovy, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Svatá Helena, Jižní Jiřího a Jižní Sendvičův Ostrovy (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks a Caicos Islands)

 

 
 
 
 
 

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