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Apostilles and authentication in Germany. Legal service

The Federal Office of Administration officially certifies signatures on German official documents for use abroad. Besides, it issues apostilles on federal documents for use in accession countries of the Hague Convention.

The Federal Republic of Germany has concluded a separate agreement with 22 states on the authentication of German public documents. After the final certification, the documents can then be presented to the representation of the respective state for legalization. List of states or representations for which a final certification by the BVA is required

Union of Myanmar (Burma)
People's Republic of China
Republic of Iraq
Islamic Republic of Iran (except university certificates)
Kingdom of Jordan
Kingdom of Cambodia
State of Qatar
Republic of Lebanon (only university/college certificates)
Republic of Mali
Kingdom of Nepal
Republic of Rwanda
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Republic of Senegal
Democratic Republic of Somalia
Republic of the Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Taipei Trade Office, Visa Department (only documents from the judicial sector)
Republic of Togo
United Arab Emirates

Before a German official document can be finally authenticated in this states, it must be pre-authenticated by the Authentication General of Germany. 

Our law firm has been working in the field of international documents since 1995 and represents the applicants in international apostille and legalization procedures.

  • Gian Luca Pagliaro was admitted to the bar in 1995 and is also a specialist in international business law and lecturer at the University of Cologne. 
  • Dott.ssa Fatima Laghbili, law studies at the University of PISA, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, graduation LMG/01 (Giurisprudenza); postgraduate studies at the University of Cologne, master's degree for lawyers graduated abroad. 

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