Apostille for Germany
Going to Germany for education obtainment, for employment or for the purpose of marriage, you need to take care of your documents. Before 2010 Ukraine was not recognized by Germany as a full-fledged member of the Hague Convention of 1961, and papers of legal and physical persons passed the procedure of consular legalization through the embassy. Since July 2010, for the recognition of necessary for you documents in state institutions of Germany, you only need to affix apostille stamp.
Procedure of documents apostillization for Germany
The very order of apostille affixing on documents for the FRG is similar to many other countries. You just have to visit a particular legalization department of the relevant Ukrainian Ministry and to apostille document.
Apostille obtainment is the first step, the second step will be the translation into German. If you plan to send the completed documents to the German Embassy, it is sufficiently to certify the text translation by Ukrainian notary. If your documents are necessary for institutions in the territory of Germany, the translation is made by sworn translators at court. This type of translation can only be made in the territory of Germany.
Price of Apostille affixing for Germany
Prices and terms for all institutions are indicated in the table:
Term of execution
Apostille in Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Germany
2-3 working days
5 working days
Apostille in Ministry of Justice for Germany
3-5 working days
Apostille in Ministry of Education and Science for Germany
1 working day
3 working days
10 working days
30 working days
** the price is not a public offer.
*** Deadlines for consideration of documents by the Ministries may be increased.
Time and costs depend on the department, the complexity of document and the necessary urgency.
Where you can affix apostille for Germany
As for other countries three organizations can apostille documents:
- Ministry of Education and Science. Certifies official papers of educational institutions, organizations, enterprises and state authority concerning the field of education, study and science;
- Ministry of Justice. Is responsible for documents, which are executed by notaries of Ukraine and authorities of justice, courts;
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Apostilles documents not included into the first two groups.
The apostille itself is affixed on documents where there is a free space from the main text. The placement on the reverse side and on an additional sheet, stapled to the document is possible.
How the apostille on documents for Germany looks like
We also want to show you the examples of Apostille stamps from three Ukrainian ministries, in order that upon documents getting you can compare them, because on our website are always only new and actual samples of documents.
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