Apostillen/Beglaubigungen öffentlicher Urkunden zum Gebrauch im Ausland
Questions and answers in English
Public documents issued by an authority in Rhineland Palatinate.
For private documents (e.g. employment contract, tenancy agreement, purchase contract, translations) you must consult a notary public.
Notarial deeds of any kind must be provided with an apostille/legelisation by the competent regional court. The same applies to documents from a public prosecutor's offic e or a court (e.g. judgements).
Yes, this is possible. However, certificates must first be pre certified (authentication) before we can process them. The respective school supervision of the ADD is responsible for pre certification of school reports (you can find out which school supervisor is responsible for you at https://addinter.service24.rlp.de /cgi bin inter/schulen1.mbr/auswahl.
The respective university/college is responsible for the pre certification of university/college certificates. Certificates from chambers (HWK, IHK, etc.) are certified by the respective chamber.
This depends on who made the copy. If the copy was issued by the school, university or respective chamber, it must be pre authenticated.
However, if the copy is issued by a citizen's office, no pre authe ntication is usually required. However, it is advisable to always have a certificate copied and officially authenticated by the issuing school. Otherwise, there is a risk that the copy will not be recognised abroad or that the Federal Administrative Of fice will issue a restrictive note.
If you do not wish to present your original certificate abroad, you can apply for a duplicate by the authority that originally issued the certificate. As a rule, duplicates like the original certificates must first be pre authenticated. After pre authentication, duplicates can be provided by us with an apostille/legalisation.
Yes, but these must also be pre certified. The Ministry of Finance of Rhineland Palatinate , based in Mainz, is responsible for this.
Certificates of good conduct are fed eral documents. The Federal Office of Administration in Cologne is responsible for federal documents, i.e. documents issued by a federal authority (beglaubigungen(at)bva.bund.de).
This does not apply to documents of th e German Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court. The President of the German Patent Office in Munich is responsible for this info(at)dpma.de. When applying for a certificate of good conduct at the local governmen t, an application can also be made to have the certificate of good conduct provided with an apostille/legalisation.
However, identity cards and passports can be officially certified. These official certifications can be provided by us with an apostill e/legalization. For an official certification of the identity card or passport, please contact the municipal administration that issued the documents.
Yes, we can provide all documents with an apostille/legalisation issued by a Rhineland Palatinate registry office. These documents may not contain any earmarking (e.g. only for the application of child benefit).
Furthermore, the majority of countries attach importance to the fact that the documents (especially marriage documents) are not older than 6 months from the date of issue . In some South American countries, this is sometimes only 3 months. In order to avoid disadvantages, please enquire in good time about the respective regulations of the country of use or, in case of doubt, have the certificate reissued at the issuing registry office.
Civil status documents may generally not be officially authenticated. Copies of civil stat us documents can therefore not be provided with an apostille/legalisation. To obtain certifiable documents, please first contact your local registry office.
You can either come in person or send the documents by post. If you would like to visit us in person, you can take the document back with you, if the document can be certified. This may result in waiting times. If you would like to have documents for another person p rovided with an apostille/legalisation, this is also possible. You do not need to present a power of attorney.
Monday Thursday between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. If you come in person, only cash payment is possible. Therefore please bring sufficient cash with you.
All you have to do is send us the documents and an application. This application must include the country in which the document is to be submitted and your address. An e mail address or telephone number for queries is desirable. Furthermore, you should indicate whether the apostille/legalisation is to be issued in one or more languages. You will find a form for the application on our w ebsite under the point „Downloads".
After receipt of your application, you will first be sent a notification of fees. Your document including the apostille/legalisation will be sent to you after the fees have been received in our account.
Depending on the number of applications received, it may take several days from the time your application is received until your documents are delivered. As a rule, however, no longer than three weeks.
This is 26.00 Euro for a monolingual copy and 33.00 Euro for a multilingual copy (German/English or German/)
Mak e sure that your documents are signed by the issuer of the document and bear an official seal or official stamp of the issuing authority. If your document consists of several sheets, these sheets must be joined together and sealed with an official seal or stamp. If necessary, inform the issuer of the document of this fact.If necessary, inform the issuer of the document of this fact. If the document states that the document is valid without signature and seal, please If the document states that the document is valid without signature and seal, please contact us first.contact us first.
I n the federal states, there is no uniform regulation of responsibility. Therefore, in specific cases, it is recommended to ask the issuer of the document by whom the apostille/legalisation can be granted.