Who can certify documents and how?
- Certifying officer – confirmation of the authenticity of the signatures present on the documents.
- The relevant competent authorities that have issued the document.
- The district court of Cyprus – confirmation of the authenticity of the signatures present on the documents.
- Consulate of the country where the documents will be presented
Usually the certification mentioned in the sections 1-3 above needs to be stamped by Apostille
What is an apostille?
All countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, among which is Cyprus, accept and recognize apostilled documents. The Apostille certification attests the authenticity of a document, so that it can be used in the other jurisdictions – signatories of the Hague Convention.
How long does it take to certify documents with apostille?
Provided that the original documents are in order, they can be certified within one working day.
Can a document in a foreign language be certified in Cyprus?
Only documents executed in foreign language but duly translated in Greek or in English can be apostilled in Cyprus.
What documents we can prepare for you, translate (if necessary) and certify?
Power of Attorney, Consent of spouse, contracts, statements, declaration e. t. c.
What if the documents are intended to be used in a jurisdiction, which did not ratify to the Hague Convention?
In this case, you can get in touch with the local Consulate or Embassy in Cyprus.
For translation, legalization or certification of your documents, you can get in touch with us.