Apostille on police clearance in Moscow, Russia and CIS Countries

Apostille on Police Clearance in Moscow, Russia and CIS Countries

The Moscow Time Translation Agency provides the service of obtaining a police clearance, affixing an apostille stamp and notarized translation of documents. Apostille on the police clearance is affixed for the document recognition in the countries that are part of the Hague Convention. The fact of the presence of police clearance indicates the absence or presence of a criminal record for its owner in the country where the document was issued.

The full name of this document sounds like "Certificate on the presence (absence) of criminal records and/or criminal proceedings or abatement of criminal proceedings”. One can get a police clearance, make a notarized translation and apostille in our company. This document can be requested for a number of reasons: obtaining foreign citizenship, employment, obtaining a residence permit, applying for a visa to most countries in Europe, Latin America, the USA, Israel, etc.

Why is Apostille on police clearance Necessary?

When submitting a police clearance to the target authorities in the territory of another state, the apostille indicates the international status of the document, that is, in order for the document to be recognized and admitted in the territory of the countries of the Hague Convention, it shall be legalized by affixing the Apostille stamp.

Government Agencies Affixing Apostille on police clearance in Moscow, Russia, CIS.

Depending on the requirements of the host party, either the Ministry of Internal Affairs (on the original) or the Ministry of Justice (on a notarized copy or translation) affix an apostille on the police clearance.
There are 4 ways in total:
1. Apostille on the police clearance / criminal record (original).
2. Apostille on the notarized copy of police clearance / criminal record
3. Apostille on the notarized translation of police clearance / criminal record
4. "Double Apostille." After the procedure for affixing an apostille on the notarized copy of the document, it shall be affixed again, already on the notarized translation. This type of apostille is extremely rare and in exceptional cases, as a rule, at the request of the host party.

Standard Terms for Affixing Apostille on police clearance

The term for affixing an apostille on police clearance in Moscow, Russia or CIS countries depends on the method and place of apostilization, as well as urgency. Depending on the degree of urgency, an apostille on police clearance can be made urgently, or in a standard manner.

Urgent Apostille on police clearance

The Moscow Time Agency provides an urgent apostille service. Please contact Moscow Time specialists for details.

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