Documents legalization

List of countries and documents recognition procedures

The following list includes the countries for which bilateral and multilateral treaties on mutual recognition of official documents apply. These treaties relate to recognition of documents issued by the authorities of these countries to be used in Moldova, and respectively of documents issued by Moldovan authorities to be used in these countries.

The documents issued by the authorities of the countries not listed below and the documents issued by Moldovan authorities to be used in those countries are recognized only after consular legalization.

Last update: February 2, 2017


No
Country
(common name)
The documents are recognised without any legalisation or Apostille in accordance with existing treaties The documents are recognised with an Apostille provided in accordance with the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961
1 Albania
2 Andorra
3 Antigua and Barbuda
4 Argentina
5 Armenia 13 1
6 Australia
7 Austria
8 Azerbaidjan 4, 13 1
9 Bahamas
10 Bahrain
11 Barbados
12 Belarus 13 1
13 Belgium
14 Belize
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina
16 Botswana
17 Brazil
18 Brunei Darussalam
19 Bulgaria
20 Burundi
21 Cape Verde
22 Chile
23 China 3
24 Colombia
25 Cook Islands
26 Costa Rica
27 Croatia
28 Cyprus
29 Czech Republic 5 1
30 Denmark
31 Dominica
32 Dominican Republic
33 Ecuador
34 El Salvador
35 Estonia
36 Fiji
37 Finland
38 France
39 Georgia 13 1
40 Germany 2
41 Greece
42 Grenada
43 Guatemala ■ from 18.09.2017
44 Honduras
45 Hungary 6 1
46 Iceland
47 India
48 Ireland
49 Israel
50 Italy
51 Japan
52 Kazahstan 13 1
53 Korea Republic
54 Kyrgyzstan 13 1
55 Latvia 7 1
56 Lesotho
57 Liberia
58 Liechtenstein
59 Lithuania 8 1
60 Luxemburg
61 Macedonia
62 Malawi
63 Malta
64 Marshall Islands
65 Mauritius
66 Mexico
67 Monaco
68 Mongolia
69 Montenegro
70 Morocco
71 Namibia
72 Netherlands
73 New Zeeland
74 Nicaragua
75 Niue
76 Norway
77 Oman
78 Panama
79 Paraguay
80 Peru
81 Poland
82 Portugal
83 Romania 9 1
84 Russia 10, 13 1
85 Saint Kitts and Nevis
86 Saint Lucia
87 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
88 Samoa
89 San Marino
90 Sao Tome and Principe
91 Serbia
92 Seychelles
93 Slovakia 11 1
94 Slovenia
95 South Africa
96 Spain
97 Suriname
98 Swaziland
99 Sweden
100 Switzerland
101 Tajikistan 13 1
102 Tonga
103 Trinidad and Tobago
104 Turkey
105 Turkmenistan 13
106 Ukraine 12, 13 1
107 United Kingdom
108 Uruguay
109 USA
110 Uzbekistan 13 1
111 Vanuatu
112 Venezuela
Legend: ■ – is applicable; □ – is not applicable (see Note 1 and 2) or applicable to certain territories (see Note 3).
Notes:
1 In accordance with Art. 8 of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (in force for the Republic of Moldova from 16.03.2007), When a treaty, convention or agreement between two or more Contracting States contains provisions which subject the certification of a signature, seal or stamp to certain formalities, the present Convention will only override such provisions if those formalities are more rigorous than the formality referred to in this Convention.
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2 Until the withdrawal of the objection raised by Germany to the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, this Convention will not be applicable in relations between the Republic of Moldova and Federal Republic of Germany.
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3 The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documentsapplies only to the following Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China: Hong Kong and Macao.
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4 The legalisation between Moldova and Azerbaijan is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Republic of Moldova an the Republic of Azerbaijan on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Baku on 26.10.2004, in force from 12.02.2005.
5 The legalisation between Moldova and the Czech Republic is abolished in accordance with Article 11 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on mutual legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Moscow on 12.08.1982, in force between Moldova and the Czech Republic by succession from 26.08.2005.
6 The legalisation between Moldova and Hungary is abolished in accordance with Article 14 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Hungarian Popular Republic on mutual legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Moscow on 15.07.1958, in force between Moldova and Hungary by succession from 19.10.2007.
7 The legalisation between Moldova and Latvia is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Latvia on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Riga on 14.04.1993, in force from 18.06.1996.
8 The legalisation between Moldova and Lithuania is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Lithuania on legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Chisinau on 09.02.1993, in force from 18.02.1995.
9 The legalisation between Moldova and Romania is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Republic of Moldova and Romania on legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Chisinau on 06.07.1996, in force from 20.03.1998.
10 The legalisation between Moldova and Russia is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Moscow on 25.02.1993, in force from 26.01.1995.
11 The legalisation between Moldova and Slovakia is abolished in accordance with Article 11 paragraph 1 of the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on mutual legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Moscow on 12.08.1982, in force between Moldova and Slovakia by succession from 26.05.2006.
12 The legalisation between Moldova and Ukraine is abolished in accordance with Article 15 paragraph 1 din Treaty between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on legal assistance and legal relations in civil and criminal matters, concluded in Kiev on 13.12.1993, in force from 24.04.1995.
13 The legalisation between Moldova with other CIS member countries and Georgia is abolished in accordance with Article 13 paragraph 1 of the Convention on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, concluded in Minsk on 22.01.1993. In force between Moldova and Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine from 26.03.1996, Azerbaijan, Georgia from 11.07.1996, Turkmenistan from 19.02.1998.
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