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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • APOSTILLE AND LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS

  • Legalization (authentication) of a document is intended to provide to a document issued in a given country qualities that allows  it to be recognized in a third country. This (legalization) must be carried out if an official document and is intended to be used for legal purposes in the territory  of a country other than the issuer.

     

    In the case of States Parties to the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign official documents, established at The Hague on 5 October 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005, item 938), authentications shall be made at the designated office of the State from which the document originates. Documented clause, also called the seal, apostille.

     

    The updated list of countries that are part of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 is available at: www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table

     

    A list of apostille authorized offices is available at: www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/authorities1

     

    In the case of States that are not parties to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, legalization will be carried out through the consular office, accredited in the territory of the State from which the document is to be used; In Poland, official Polish documents for the purposes of recognition in other countries are legalized and issued by the Apostille Legalization Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Al. J. Ch. Szucha 21, Warszawa).

     

    The proper office for issuing Apostille at the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs (Ministerio del Poder popular para las Relaciones Exteriores).

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