Ukrainian authorities often have certain requirements to the documents and their legalization. One of that is Apostille.

The Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such certification is called an apostille (French: certification). It is an international certification comparable to a notarization in domestic law.

If your country is a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, you will not have to legalize respective documents with the Ukrainian Embassy in your country (which is unfortunately a costly and lengthy procedure). Your documents will have to be notarized by your local notary, then your notary should thereby provide the apostille.

See the list of countries members as well as their reservations and limitations of the Hague Conference on Private International Law here.

Please ask us for advice before taking any action. You can do it here, it this blog right after this post. We are always happy to help.

Sincerely yours,
Alexei Sandakov
CEO, Lobusch Consulting

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