Legalization of Business and Commerce-related Documents


Documents (original & copies) should initially be certified by local Chamber of Commerce (in some cases by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and then forwarded to the Consular Section of the Embassy.

Documents and Papers are normally submitted in the following forms, for the purposes of authentication and approval:

  • Certificate of Origin
  • Sale Invoice
  • Health Certificate or Certificate of Analysis
  • Bill of Lading
  • Power of Attorney
  • Credit and Capital Authentication Certificates of the Company or Businessman
  • Article of Association
  • Letter of Appointing Representative
  • …Etc

Required Documents:

  • Original papers and commercial that have been approved of by either the MFA or Chambers Commerce, or other authorities similarly qualified (and approved of by the Embassy), along with a legible copy of all the submitted documents.
  • Paying authentication & approval fees in the location of the Embassy/Consulate, (using the PIN system), according to tariff rates.

Conditions for being able to work:

  • The stamp and signatures of qualified competent authorities of the region, on the legally certified documents and papers must be credible and correspond to the existing stamp and signatures as indicated in the archives of the consulate section of the Embassy.
  • Legal certification of documents containing damages, wrinkles, scribbled and scrawled text, and correction fluid usage will not be possible.
  • In case the invoice lacks the total cost of goods, or the request for facilitation of certificate of origin and Health certificate lacks the bill/invoice, according to regulations, the maximum fee listed in the tariffs of the consulate will be demanded from the applicant of the legalization process.
  • The same rules as for the original document apply for the legal certification of the 2nd, 3rd and other versions of the documents(Bills/invoices/certificates of origin & ,…)that have been indicated in the numbered list (1-9); meaning that they must as well contain the signature and stamp of the credible authorities.

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