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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • APOSTILLE

  • The Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in London informs that from 14th August 2005 the Republic of Poland abolished the requirement of diplomatic or consular legalisation for foreign documents under the provisions of the 05th October 1961 Hague Convention.

    The present Convention shall apply to public documents which have been executed in the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and which have to be produced in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

    These are:

    1. Documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with the courts or tribunals of state, including those emanating from a public prosecutor, a clerk of a court or a process server (huissier de justice);
    2. Administrative documents;
    3. Notarial acts;
    4. Official certificates which are placed on documents signed by person in their private capacity.

    The only formality that may be required in order to certify the authenticity of the document is the addition of the certificate described as „Apostille” and issued by The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Norfolk House (West), 237 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH (tel. 03700002244 ).

    Following the above, the performance of legalisations by the diplomatic or consular agents to which the Convention applies shall be exempted.

    The present Convention shall not apply:

    1. to documents executed by diplomatic or consular agents
    2. to administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations, eg. “End User Certificate”.

    Detailed information is available on the following websites:

    1. www.hcch.e-vision.nl
    2. www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation

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