Legalization or Apostille?

Should you use a document issued by foreign countries and/or authorities in Hungary? The documents (such as birth certificates, marriage certificates etc.) shall be apostilled or legalized.

Apostille

The Apostille Convention is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. With respect to countries which are members of the Hague Convention the competent authority issues the Apostille certificate. After the Apostille certificate is done, the document which had been apostilled can be used in each and every memberstate of the Convention without any further legalisation.

Legalization

Upon the country which issued the document has not joined the Apostille Convention the consular affair carries out the diplomatic legalisation of the documents. In this case, following the legalisation at the competent Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the documents shall be further legalised by the accredited mission of the target country where the document will be used.

Our services

Upon you have a document which shall be used in Hungary and your state is not a member of the Apostille Convention we are ready to help you. Our experience expands to legalization of foreign documents to be used in Hungary and legalization of Hungarian documents to be used in a country which is not a member of the Apostille Convention.