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Export and private company documents

Generally speaking, there are two types of documents that a private company may need to have legalised: 1) Documents pertaining to the export of goods and 2) other company documents. 

Documents that are directly related to the import of goods fall outside the scope of the Apostille Convention. Such documents can therefore be legalised free of charge with a stamp that is different from the normal apostille.

The following documents can be legalised free of charge, provided that they are issued by a chamber of commerce or another relevant authority:

  • Certificates of Origin
  • Free Sale Certificates
  • Health Certificates
  • Export Licenses

Additionally, the following documents can be legalised free of charge if they are issued by the private company itself and stamped and signed by the relevant chamber of commerce:

  • Commercial invoices
  • Packing lists

Documents that do not appear on the list above, i.e. articles of association, board resolutions, powers of attorney, can only be legalised with an apostille. For more information, click here.