Legalisation of documents

Legalization of  education documents of foreign origin (secondary school- leaving certificates and higher education diplomas) – is confirmation of the authenticity of the signature and the role of the person who signed the official document or authenticated it, as well as the identity of the seal or stamp placed.

 

If the country in which the document was issued is not a party to the Hague Convention (Convention abolishing the requirement to legalize foreign official documents, developed at the Hague on October 5, 1961), then the Polish consular post in that country can legalize it (country specific).

 

If you are a holder of a document issued in one of the countries listed below, you should legalize it at a Polish diplomatic unit appropriate for your country:

 

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, China (excluding Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong, Macao), Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jamaica, Yemen, Jordan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Qatar, Kenya, Congo, North Korea, Cuba, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates.

 

A list of Polish diplomatic units abroad is available on the website Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

If your country is not listed above, please:

  • check the list of countries - members of the Hague Convention (listed below), or

  • contact the AGH UST Department for International Students - we will inform you step by step what you need to do to legalize your documents.

Apostille

If the country in which the document was issued is a party to the Convention abolishing the requirement to legalize foreign official documents, developed at The Hague on October 5, 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005 No. 112, item 938), the legalization of the document in this country is replaced by the apostille clause attached to the document.

 

If you are the holder of a document issued in one of the countries listed below, you should contact one of the institutions authorized to issue the apostille:

 

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Chile, China ( Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong, Macao), Croatia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Greece, Grenada, Georgia, Guyana, Guatemala, Spain, the Netherlands, Honduras, India, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Korea (Republic of Korea), Costa Rica, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Germany, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Cape Verde, Russia, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, United States, Swaziland, Suriname, Switzerland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Italy, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, São Tomé and Príncipe.

 

A list of all countries- parties to the Convention and addresses of institutions issuing Apostille can be found here.