Legalization of documents – is the official confirmation of the authenticity of the document for using it abroad. After legalization official documents which are issued in one country can be used in another.
Legalization of official documents includes several steps:
- legalization of documents in the Ministry of Justice;
- legalization of documents in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- translation and notarization of documents;
- legalization in the embassy/consulate of the destination country.
Legalized document will be valid only in the country, in the embassy/consulate of which it is legalized.