Apostille of Court Documents in Moscow, Russia, CIS Countries

Apostille of Court Documents in Moscow, Russia, CIS Countries

In order to apostillize court documents issued in Moscow, Russian cities or the CIS countries, please provide a scan of the document. We will inform you of the exact cost and time. Upon apostille readiness, documents are sent by the delivery service to 207 countries of the world. Payment is made through PayPal or invoices in US dollars or EURO.

Often, documents issued by the judicial authorities, that is, judicial acts, are used to confirm certain legal circumstances. These may be court sentences in a particular criminal case, a court decision in civil proceedings, decisions, rulings, requests. With their help, one can confirm the property ownership, the legal capacity of a citizen, the absence of criminal prosecution, etc. The legality of these documents on the territory of a foreign state shall be assigned by the apostille stamp.

There are two ways to affix an apostille on court documents issued in Moscow, Russian cities or the CIS countries:
1. Apostille on the original (original).
2. Apostille on the notarized copy of a court document.

The Hague Convention allows to affix an apostille stamp on a court decision, but only if it is correctly executed or a copy thereof will be notarized. At the same time, it is important to follow the procedure for processing the document itself at the place of its issuance in Moscow, the Russian region or the CIS.

Apostille on court documents coming from courts operating on the territory of the Russian Federation is affixed by the Ministry of Justice on a territorial basis of the document issuance. Thus, if the document comes from a Moscow-based court, then it can be apostilled exclusively in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Justice for Moscow. However, when it is legislatively possible to make a notarized copy of the document of another component of the Federation, the document is apostilled at the place of such notarial action. For a free advice, contact the specialists of our bureau.

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