The Apostille proves that the document on which it was applied meets the requirements of validity regulated by a state.
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General conditions on the affixation of the Hague Apostille at Bucharest Prefecture, on original documents.
According to Art. 2 of the Convention: each Contracting State shall exempt from superlegalization those documents to which this Convention applies and that are to be submitted on its territory. Superlegalization, in the meaning 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 submitted 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 document.
THE MAIN CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS ON WHICH THE HAGUE APOSTILLE CAN BE AFFIXED WITHIN BUCHAREST PREFECTURE ARE:
THE APOSTILLE SHALL NOT BE ISSUED FOR: – CIVIL REGISTRY CERTIFICATES OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS PREPARED BY THE ROMANIAN 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 ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF CERTIFYING THE DOCUMENTS SUBJECT TO THIS CONVENTION”.
The Notary Chamber affixes the Hague Apostille on any and all notarial documents (e.g. notary statements, 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 superlegalization for foreign public documents, Hague, 1961.
It shall be affixed to all documents to be used in a state that is not part of the Hague Convention. Such documents will have an Apostille affixed by both the Ministry of Justice and the Embassy of the country where the document is to be used.