The Apostille shall be provided with the official documents submitted in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and submitted to the territory of one of the States Parties to the “Convention on the Elimination of the Legalization of Foreign Official Documents”, which entered into force on 2 March 2005.
The Apostille certifies the authenticity of the signature of the person signing the document, the authenticity of the seal or stamp printed on that person as well as in what part of the person stands for.
There is no need to re-affirm or legalize apostille signatures, sealed stamps and stamps.
Apostille is provided with the following documents:
1. Official documents issued by the courts, prosecutors and judicial authorities (if the signature of the seal, stamp and signature of the issuing authority is known);
2. Notarized documents in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
3. Documents on state registration of citizenship status in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Apostilles are not issued to the administrative documents that are directly related to the documents, commercial or customs procedures carried out by diplomatic or consular offices.
Receiving documents for Apostille issuance
The Apostille shall be issued on the motion of any person who signs or presents it.
Documents of the legal entity should be accepted for issuance of the apostille if the extract from the state power of attorney or his / her constituent documents is approved.
The submitted documents are checked within 5 working days, then they are given for apostille confirmation. Documents, which are not properly drawn up are returned without the apostille.
Apostil issuance may be extended for 5 days or more, if additional documents are required for the issuance of the documents, and the number of documents exceeds 10.
Return of documents for issuance of the Apostille is carried out by the citizens on the documents certifying their identity, by the representatives of legal entities from the relevant power of attorney or from the state register, or by the receipt of the constituent documents, by signing the document in the registry.
Requirements for documents submitted for Apostille issuance
It is forbidden to include any additional information in the documents submitted for issuance of the Apostille, ending incomplete lines and other blank spots.
Documents consisting of several sheets of contents should be placed; sheets should be numbered, must be signed and sealed by the officer issuing the document.