Apostille and Legalization

Apostille And Legalization

Apostille and Legalization is the process of confirming the authenticity of a document by official institutions so that it can be valid in another country

Which institutions are authorized to Apostille Legalization in Turkey?

  • Administrative documents: Governorships, Governors, Deputy Governors and Legal Affairs Managers on behalf of the Governor, District Governorates.
  • Judicial Documents: Justice Commission Presidency in centers with High Criminal Court establishments.

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What is the Apostille Legalization Process of a Document taken from Turkey?

Approval is carried out by the authorities with apostille authority. If the country to which the document will be delivered is from the countries included in the apostille agreement, these procedures will be sufficient , otherwise consular or embassy approval required.

Can I get an Apostille Approval in Turkey for the document I received from Abroad?

In order for a document you have received from abroad to be valid in Turkey, an apostille approval must be made from the country that has an apostille agreement. Apostille cannot be given by Turkish authorities to a document issued by another country. However, there is a possibility of obtaining legalization wia contacting the consulate or embassy in Turkey of the country where the document was issued. If this is not the case, your document should be sent to the country where it was issued for legalized by apostille.

How can I get an Apostille Approval with Adigun Translate on my Document?

It will be enough for you to send us your document and the information including the country you want to deliver the document. Your document will be sent to you as soon as the translation (if required) notary approval and apostille procedures are completed. With our experienced staff, we complete this process for you in the fastest and most accurate way. You can make your apostille appointment online easily.

Examples of Documents that we have made Apostille Before

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Wills , Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Civil Status Affidavits, Background Checks, Power of Attorney, Passports, Driver's Licenses, Transcripts, Diplomas, Certificates, Authorization Letters, Travel Consent Letters, Company documents, Articles of Incorporation, Registration Certificates, Trade register excerpts, Authorizations of Signatures, Certificate of Good Standing, Certification of Free Sale, Certification of Origin, Corporate Power of Attorney, Commercial Invoices, Chamber Registrations, Tax Certificates, Notarized copies of documents, Judgements of Courts, Criminal Records.

What are the Countries to the Apostille Convention?

The approval of the “Convention on Removal of the Obligation of Certification of Foreign Official Documents”, which was prepared within the framework of The Hague Conference on Private International Law and signed by Turkey on 08/05/1962, was approved by the Law No. 3028 dated 20/06/1984 and dated 16/09/1984. It was published in the Official newspaper No. 18517.

The Convention entered into force on 29/09/1985 for Turkey. With the contract, the obligation to approve official documents issued in the country of a contracting state, but to be submitted in the country of another contracting state, by diplomatic or consular officers has been abolished.

The states party to the Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement for Certification of Foreign Official Documents are listed in below;

Albania, Brazil, Israel, Andorra, Mauritius, Poland, South Africa, Estonia, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Japan, Monaco, Republic of Moldova, Suriname, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia, Armenia, Finland, Korea, Montenegro, Romania, Switzerland, Australia, Chile,

France, Morocco, Russian Federation, Austria, China, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Greece, New Zealand, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Turkey, Belarus, Cyprus, Lithuania, Norwey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Belgium, 

Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Serbia, United States of America, Denmark, Hungary, Panama, Uruguay, Iceland, Malta, Paraguay, Slovakia, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peru, Slovenia, Ecuador, Ireland, Philippines, Venezuela

These are the countries that have an apostille agreement with our country.

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