LEGALIZATION OF THE DOCUMENTS

The consular legalization is an act which serves as certifying and authenticating:

a)      genuineness of foreign documents  to the legislation of the state of origin, authenticity of the signature of the official and seal of the representative authorized for legalization of a state body with the purpose of use of the documents in other state;
b)  compliance to the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan, authenticity of the signature of   authorized person and seal of the authorized official body or the office which issued or  certified the given document.

The legalization is carried out:
а) at  the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan by the Consular Department of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan;
b) abroad by the Consular offices of the Diplomatic Representations and Consulates of the Republic of Tajikistan.

 The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan performs legalization of:
- the documents compiled at the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and intended to be used abroad;
- the documents compiled at the territory of foreign states and to be used in the Republic of Tajikistan, if they do not contradict to the legislation the Republic of Tajikistan; Consular departments of the diplomatic representations and Consulates of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad make legalization of:
- the documents of the states of stay to be used in the Republic of Tajikistan;
- upon necessity the documents of the third state intended to be used at the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan;

The procedures of legalization:
- The documents compiled at the territory of other state will be accepted for consideration by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Consular offices of the Diplomatic Representations and Consulates of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad if the documents are legalized by the authorized offices of the country of an origin, if other is not established by the legislation of Republic of Tajikistan or rules of the international agreements canceling procedure of legalization, which the Republic of Tajikistan signed.

The following original documents of Republic of Tajikistan will be legalized:
а) Certificates on registration of the acts of civil status that are certified by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan;
b) The documents of education certified by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan;
c) The documents are issued by the notary or by its presence;

The abovementioned documents and other documents issued by official offices and certified by appropriate ministries and State Committees and other legal persons registered at the state notary offices can be legalized in the copies certified by the notary.

The following documents can not be legalized:
a) the documents, which contradict the legislation of Republic of Tajikistan or a content which may cause damage to the interests of Tajikistan;
b) the originals and copies of the following documents:
- Passports or documents, replacing them;
- Military cards;
- Work-record cards;
- Identification cards;
- Driver's license;
- The documents having direct relation to commercial or customs operations (accounts, documents on transportation of the goods through borders, agreement on supply of goods and delivery of services, performance of the works and payments for them, customs declarations, etc.);

Notes: The incoming documents of foreign countries which ratified Kishinev Convention On Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Cases, dated on  October 7, 2002 are legalized at the territory of Tajikistan without legalization.      

 In accordance to Annex 6 of the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan dated on November 2, 2007, No. 546 the following are the Consular fees for legalization:

  - Legal persons of foreign countries           - 20 US $;
  - Legal persons of Tajikistan                       - 10 US $;
  - Foreign citizens                                         - 10 US $;
  - Citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan        - 5   US $


 Notes: The following is requested at the submission of the documents: 
Ø  Enlist the documents which require the legalization;
Ø  The purpose of legalization;
Ø      Indicate a phone number for communication in case of clarifying the questions which can arise 

The documents submitted for legalization should meet the following requirements:

 

The documents compiled at the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and intended for the use abroad  

The documents compiled at the territory of the foreign countries an intended for the use at the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan if they do not contradict to the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan
 

  availability of notary certified                translation;     

 notary certification of        genuineness of the copy with        the original document;    

  letter certified by appropriate  Ministries and State Committees in case if the   document is submitted by official bodies  

    availability of notary certified translation to Tajik or Russian language; 

   notary certification of genuineness of the copy to the original document ;  

   mark of legalization in diplomatic representation accredited in the Republic of Tajikistan where the document was issued     

 

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