Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova

The Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to People’s Republic of China

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Legalization of the documents

The Embassy legalizes documents drawn up by the authorities of the state of residence or with their participation and intended for use in the Republic of Moldova, previously legalized by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC or other competent institution declared / empowered by the MFA of the PRC.

The Embassy legalizes:

• Notarial deeds and court decisions (power of attorney, declarations, requests, contracts, wills, photocopies of documents, court decisions, etc.);

• civil status and business registration documents (certificates: birth, marriage, divorce, death, marital status, change of family name and / or first name; extracts: after the birth certificate, after the marriage certificate, after the divorce deed, after the death deed; notices: regarding the change of name or surname, regarding the annulment, completion and / or rectification of the civil status act; certificates of registration of enterprises, etc.).

• study documents (bachelor's degrees, analytical programs as a diploma supplement, baccalaureate diplomas, baccalaureate diploma supplement);

• criminal records;

• other acts that do not contravene the legislation.

The original documents cannot be legalized:

• work certificates;

• military booklets;

• identity documents and ID cards;

• documents prepared on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and taken abroad or sent by international mail without being legalized in the manner established by law;

• in case the consular officer has doubts regarding the correspondence of the documents to be legalized in accordance with the legislation of the state of residence.

Documents drawn up by or with the participation of the consul and intended for use in the state of residence shall be legalized by the consul and then by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC or other authorized official institution of the state of residence.

If the legislation of a state recognizes foreign acts illegalized by the consuls of that state, then the documents prepared by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova and intended for a foreign state will be legalized by the diplomatic missions or consular offices of this state on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

In certain cases, consuls may legalize documents intended for use in the territory of a third country if the legislation of that State so permits. The document becomes valid on the territory of the third country after it is legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state of residence and by the consular office of the third country.

Important: Republic of Moldova is part of the European Convention on the Abolition of the Legalization of Acts Performed by Diplomatic or Consular Agencies, done at London on 7 June 1968.

Documents drawn up or authenticated by the embassies or consulates of a State included in the list below are exempt from legalization in order to be submitted to the authorities of the other States in this list: 1

State party to the Convention

1 Austria

2 Czech Republic

3 Cyprus

4 France

5 Switzerland

6 Estonia

7 Germany

8 Greece

9 Ireland

10 Italy

11 Liechtenstein

12 Luxembourg

13 Moldova

14 Norway

15 Netherlands

16 Poland

17 Portugal

18 United Kingdom

19 Romania

20 Spain

21 Sweden

22 Turkey

The updated list of States Parties can be found on the Council of Europe website:

http://conventions.coe.int/