How do I legalise a document in Finland?

How do I legalise a document in Finland?

When a document issued in Finland must be presented for foreign authorities abroad, you can ask the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to legalise the document. The purpose of legalisation is to authenticate the signature and certify the position of the authority that has issued the document. This is done in English.

Who can certify documents in Luxembourg?

The certification of your identity document can be done by either: 1. Human Resources Director of your organisation, 2. An authorised official: • notary public, • police officer, • city-hall official, • consular official, • Lawyer.

What is a Legalised signature?

Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on an official public document is genuine.

Is legalisation the same as apostille?

Legalisation of a document is the issue of an apostille so that the document may be used in an official capacity in another country. Once a document has the apostille, it has been ‘legalised’ for use in an overseas country that is a member of the Hague Convention.

What is a legalized document?

Document Legalization / Apostille Services. Attestation or Legalization or Apostille is a process of certifying documents by the respective designated authority from the country of origin so that a foreign host country’s legal system can recognize it.

Who can certify documents in Finland?

notary public
The notary public may certify the authenticity of a document issued by a Finnish authority or a comparable party (for example, physicians or authorised translators) for foreign authorities.

What is the difference between certified and Legalised?

A document may be executed and notarised outside the country in which it is to be used. If this occurs, it is usually necessary for the notary’s signature and seal to be certified as genuine. This is called legalisation.

How do I get an apostille in Luxembourg?

Apostille Information in Luxembourg The application for legal certification of Luxembourgish documents must be submitted to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office. The application can be submitted online directly on This online procedure can be carried out without using LuxTrust authentication.

Is notarised and Legalised the same thing?

A key difference between notarisation and legalisation is who does the verifying. A notary will verify your signature on a document, but legalisation at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office verifies the notary’s signature. Legalisation can mean getting an apostille certificate, getting consular legalisation, or both.

Can a solicitor legalise a document?

When a document is legalised with the apostille it must have the stamp of a recognised body or the signature of a public official or solicitor. Without the correct certification a document cannot be legalised. Other documents do need checking and certifying by a solicitor.

Which documents can be Legalised?

Documents we can legalise

  • Standard Documents. Official government documents and other certificates from recognised authorities can be issued with the apostille with no further certification.
  • Company Documents.
  • Personal Documents.
  • Bound Sets of Documents.

How do you legalize a document?

This is generally done by providing a stamp and signature from the concerned departments. Legalization is of different forms and is interpreted differently in different areas. Legalization of documents is also called as attestation. Another common form is apostille which is required for international matters.