The Hague Apostille

Certification of documents bearing an Apostille is stipulated by the Hague Convention of 1961 concerning the Suppression of superlegalization of foreign official documents.

Apostille proves that the act on which it was applied meets the requirements of validity regulated by a state.

We want to support you and to ease the process of obtaining the Hague Apostille on the original documents and superlegalization with Apostille of certified translations.

General conditions on the application of the Hague Apostille at Bucharest Prefecture, on the original documents.

According to Art. 2 of the Convention: each Contracting State shall exempt from notarization documents those documents to which this Convention applies and that are to be produced in its territory. Superlegalization, for the purposes of this Convention takes into account only the formality by which the diplomatic or consular agents of the country in which the document will be presented certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the signatory person acted or, where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp affixed on this act.

The main categories of documents on which the Hague Apostille can be affixed within Bucharest Prefecture are:

  • birth certificates, in the original, issued after 01.01.1998;
  • marriage certificates, in the original, issued after 01.01.1998;
  • death certificates, in the original, issued after 01.01.1998 (Note: civil registry documents issued before 1998 must be replaced with new ones. The replacement is made to the competent  registry office issuing the old ones).
  • criminal record certificate, driving records, in the original, issued not more than six months ago, at the police station where the applicant resides or at the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police;
  • tax residence certificates, drawn up both in Romanian and English, in the original, issued by the Public Finance Administration of the 1st-6th sectors;
  • certificates attesting the residence and citizenship of the person or its legal status to the Romanian government, in the original, issued by the National Inspectorate for Personal Records;
  • certificates on family structure, in the original issued by the Public General Directorate of Personal Records in the 1st-6th sectors;
  • secondary education documents must be endorsed by the School Inspectorate of Bucharest;
  • higher education documents shall be endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation;
  • documents certifying the quality of a trained person in Romania, for foreigners, in the original, endorsed by MECI- International Relations Service;
  • medical certificates, in the original, previously endorsed at DSPMB or at the Ministry of Health;
  •  certificate of baptism / wedding, in the original, previously endiorsed by the County Department for Culture, Faith Groups and National Cultural Heritage, as well as by Bucharest;
  • certificates of competence of seafarers sailing in the original, endorsed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;
  • travel licenses in the original, issued by the National Authority for Tourism;
  • certificates attesting seniority, previously endorsed by the National House of Pensions and Other Social Insurance Rights, technical division;
  • certificates of qualification in different crafts, in the original, previously endorsed by the county agencies for employment, for certificates issued before 1989, as well as between 1990-2003 and Municipal Agency for Employment Bucharest or the Directorate for Labour, Social Solidarity and Family Bucharest;
  • translator certificates issued by the Ministry of Culture and Faith Groups;
  • certificates issued by O.A.M.G.M.A.M.R. (Order of Nurses responsible for General Care, Midwives and Medical Assistant in Romania);
  • certificate of driving record

 

APOSTILLE SHALLL NOT BE ISSUED FOR: - Civil registry certificates and any other documents prepared by the Romanin diplomatic agents because, under Law 114/2011, Romania ratified the European Convention abolishing the requirement of notarization for documents prepared by the diplomatic agents and consular officers, adopted in London on June 7, 1968, which, in Article 3 it states that: "the Contracting Parties exempt from the requirement of notarization those documents subject to this Convention".

 

Hague Apostille affixed by the Chamber of Notaries Public in Bucharest

The Notary Chamber affixes the Hague Apostille on all notarial documents (eg notary statements notary, certified copies of documents, certified translations of certain documents) if such document is to be used in a State which is a party to the Convention on abolishing the requirement of notarization for foreign public documents, Hague, 1961.

SUPERLEGALIZATION with the Hague Apostille

 It shall be affixed to all documents to be used in a state that is not part of the Hague Convention. These documents will be authenticated by  both the Ministry of Justice and the Embassy of the country where the document is to be used.

 

Member States of the Hague Convention

 

     A
South Africa
Albania
Andorra
Antigua-Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan


    B
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Belarus
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria


    C
Czech Republic
China-Hong Kong
China-Macao
Cyprus
Columbia
South Korea

Croatia

   
    D
Denmark
Dominica


    E
Ecuador
El Salvador
Switzerland
Estonia


    F
Fiji
Finland
France


    G
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada


    H
Honduras


    I
India
Cook Islands

Marshall Islands
Ireland

Island
Israel
Italy

   
    J
Japan


    K
Kazakhstan

    L
Lesotho
Latvia
Liberia
Liechtestein
Lithuania
Luxembourg


    M
Macedonia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Mexic0
Monaco
Mongolia


    N
Namibia
Niue
Norway
New Zealand


    O
Holland


    P
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal


    R
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russia


    S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Salvador
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome Principe
Serbia and Montenegro
Seychelles
St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United States of America
Sweden
Suriname
Swaziland


    T
Tobago
Tongo
Trinidad
Turkey


    U
Ukraine
Hungary


    V
Venezuela
Vanuatu

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