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Legalization

Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration legalizes:

  • documents issued in Republic of Moldova which are to be presented to the authorities in another country. Documents are legalized with a stamp confirming that the signature on the document is authentic. After the document has been legalized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, it is usually certified by the diplomatic mission of the country in which the document will be used.
  • foreign documents which are to be presented to the authorities of the Republic of Moldova. It must be first legalised by the foreign diplomatic or consular mission of the country where the document has been issued, and thereafter by the Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Integration does not issue apostille certificates. These should be sought from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

What documents does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration legalize?

  • documents issued by official authorities of the Republic of Moldova;
  • documents issued by the Public Services Agency, except for identity documents;
  • diplomas from higher education institutions, along with the confirmations of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research;  
  • documents signed by a public notary;
  • civil status certificates;
  • court decisions:
  • seniority certificates issued by the National Social Insurance House;
  • criminal records certificates issued by the Ministry of Internal Affaires;
  • medical certificates issued by the specialized medical centers for medical examination of emigrants and immigrants, and the National Scientific and Practical Centre of Preventive Medicine / Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS.

A list of documents to be submitted:

  • Application;
  • document to be legalized, where copies of documents, they must be authenticated by the public notary and the Ministry of Justice;
  • document certifying the applicant’s identity (passport or ID card);
  • in case of applying for legalization by proxy, power of attorney. First-level relatives - mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife – do not need power of attorney for the submission of documents.

Consular fee

Documents issued by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova intended for  use in a foreign country
  • Individual person  - 50 lei
  • Legal entitity – 200 lei  
Documents issued by the authorities of foreign states intended for use in the Republic of Moldova
  • Individual person  - 200 lei
  • Legal entity – 600 lei
Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration   
Address: 80 Alexei Mateevici street, Chisinau, MD – 2009
Phone: (+373 22) 788722; 0 800-90-990
E-mail: callcenter@mfa.mddac@mfa.md
Visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 11.45 

The diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Moldova legalize documents issued by authorities of the state of residence or with their participation and intended for use in Moldova, previously legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other empowered official authority of the state of residence.

The diplomatic and consular missions legalize:

  • notary acts and decisions of the court (attorneys, declarations, applications, contracts, wills, copies of documents, decisions of the courts, etc.);
  • acts of civil status and registration of companies (certificates: birth, marriage, divorce, death, marital status, change of family name and / or name; extracts: after act of birth, after act of marriage, after act of divorce, after act of death; notices: on change of name or family name, on the cancellation, completion and / or rectification of the act of civil status;certificate of registration of business etc.);
  • acts of studies (diploma of degree, analytical syllabuses as a supplement to diploma, diploma of baccalaureate, supplement to the diploma of baccalaureate);
  • criminal records.

Documents which cannot be legalized in original:

  • employment certificates,
  • military service records,
  • identification cards,
  • documents produced in Moldova and removed or sent by international mail abroad, without being certified under the legislation,
  • if the consular officer has doubts concerning the adequacy of documents to be legalized with the law of the state of residence.

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