Apostille and legalization
There are two main ways to legalize Belarusian documents that need to be produced abroad: consular legalization and apostilization.
Apostille is a simplified method for the international certification of documents used among the signatories to the Hague Convention’s Abolishing the Requirement for the Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents (1961).
An apostille authenticates the seal or stamp on a document, as well as the signature and position of the person who signed the document.
Depending on the requirements of the addressee, an apostille can be affixed to original documents, notarized copies, or even translations themselves.
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If the country, in which the document will be used, is not a party to the Convention, you will require consular legalization.
In Belarus, original documents and notarized copies are legalized at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or consular offices of the Republic of Belarus. Upon legalization, the signature of the official who legalized the document must be authenticated in the embassy of the foreign state, in which the document will be used, or in foreign consular services of the Republic of Belarus.
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