Legalisation of documents

21.03.2019. 11:16

Certification of document authenticity (legalisation) means verification of signature and seal of a document. It is performed by a competent institution of issuing country in order the documents issued in one country were in force in another one. Legalisation also implies confirmation of the legal status and authority of the signatory.

The signatures or stamps of public officials on certain documents have to be confirmed before those documents can be accepted overseas. For example, if you want to get married or start working overseas, several documents (such as birth or education certificates) may need to be legalised.

The responsible institution that deals with legalisation of documents issued in Poland is the Legalisation Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legalization Section

Al. Szucha 21, 00-580 Warsaw

Tel.: (+48 22) 523 9845

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Office hours: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday

 

The responsible institution that deals with legalisation of documents issued in Latvia is the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Consular Department

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Elizabetes iela 57

Riga, LV 1050

Tel. +371 7016364.