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Consular Legalization

Consular legalization consists in confirming compliance of any document with the laws of the country of origin thereof, and involves attesting signature of the official and the capacity in which they have acted, and, where appropriate, the identity of the seal of the authorized state body, which the document and the statement bears, for the purpose of producing them in another state.

Department of Translations offers consular legalization services in all consular agencies in the territory of Ukraine.

Legalization with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The following documents shall be legalized with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine:

  • original copies of public documents of the new standard, issued by Registry Offices and certified by regional Departments of Justice in the region of issue, the Department of Justice of the AR Crimea, the Department of Justice of the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol;
  • Certificates, issued by the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • Original copies of medical certificates;
  • Original copies of certificates, issued by foreign embassies in the territory of Ukraine to foreign citizens, who get married in the territory of Ukraine (such certificate should be submitted to the Registry Office for registration of marriage).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not legalize documents issued in the territory of foreign states. Such documents shall be legalized in the consular agency of Ukraine in the state of origin of the documents.

Department of Translations provides legalization services with regard to all of the above-named documents and also assists in obtaining thereof.

There is the State Migration Service of Ukraine in the main structure of the departments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, which is responsible for execution of the following documents:

  • international passport;
  • certificate of Ukrainian citizenship;
  • certificate of registration or deregistration according to place of residence;
  • certificate of migration or extension of the period of stay for foreigners.

All documents issued by the Migration Service shall be legalized with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

You will need a certificate of no criminal record for travel abroad, for registration of citizenship or for employment.

Such certificate shall also be legalized with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Department of Translations offers legalization services with regard to these documents with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the State Migration Service, and also assists in obtaining thereof in these executive authorities.

Legalization with the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine

Medical certificates of the approved form, sick lists and doctor’s opinions shall be legalized with the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. We offer legalization services with regard to medical certificates, sick lists and doctor’s opinions.

Legalization with the Ministry of Education of Ukraine

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine legalizes all official documents, issued by publicly owned educational institutions, agencies and organizations.

The following types of documents are usually legalized:

  • diplomas and addenda thereto;
  • secondary education certificates and addenda thereto;
  • certificates;
  • records;
  • archive transcripts (references from the place of studies);

Department of Translations offers legalization services with regard to all comprehensive education documents of the approved form, and also assists in obtaining thereof in respective authorities.

Legalization with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Legalization consists in bringing documents to legal form that complies with the legislation of a foreign country and is accepted by the state authorities of this country.

Legalization of documents is required almost in all cases when the document is to be submitted to the official authorities of another state – for instance, a document issued in Ukraine is valid only in the territory of Ukraine, where it can be used in full measure, but for it to be submitted to the authorities of another state it should legalized.

All valid documents issued by a notary public are legalized with the Department of Notaries and Lawyers' Associations Register affiliated with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Department of Translations offers legalization services with regard to all of the above-named documents with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and all regional and district administrations, and also assists in obtaining thereof in these state authorities.

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