Apostille on Marriage Certificate in Moscow, Russia, CIS Countries
In order to affix an apostille on a marriage certificate issued in Moscow, Russia or the countries of the former USSR, please send a scan or a photo of the document for its assessment. To do this, it is required to send the original, pay by PayPal or by bank transfer through invoice in US dollars or EURO. Hard copies of finished are delivered as to 207 countries of the world.
For the legal use of a marriage certificate issued in Moscow, Russia or the countries of the former USSR abroad in accordance with international requirements, the document is vested with the appropriate status, that is, legalized. If the country of destination ratified the Hague Convention of 1961, then a simplified legalization procedure is applied, apostilization of a marriage certificate. The countries of the Hague Convention include the Schengen countries (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, etc.), the USA, Cyprus, Japan, and many more (more than 70 member countries in total).
There are several ways to affix an apostille stamp on a marriage certificate:
1. Apostille on a marriage certificate (original)
2. Apostille on the notarized copy of a marriage certificate.
3. Apostille on the notarized translation of a marriage certificate.
In certain cases, an option is possible when a translation is filed to the original marriage certificate already apostilled, notarized, and then apostilled again. This method is called the "double apostille." All the above apostilling methods have equal legal force. Meanwhile, we recommend clarifying in advance with the host party which apostilling option is preferable for them.
Apostilling of the original marriage certificate issued in Moscow, regions of Russia or the countries of the former USSR is carried out in the registry offices on a territorial basis of the document issuance. Apostille on the notarized translation and notarized copies of a marriage certificate falls within the jurisdiction of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
The said procedure may take a different time depending on the selected tariff. Affixing an apostille is possible both in standard and urgent mode. For the possibility of affixing an apostille urgently regarding a specific package of documents, please check with Moscow Time specialists in the legalization of documents.
To assess the cost and terms of affixing an apostille on a marriage certificate in Moscow, cities of Russia or the countries of the former USSR, please send a scan or a photo of the document. A finished document is delivered to 207 countries of the world. Payment is made through PayPal or invoices in US dollars or EURO.