Apostillation

Apostillation and Superlegalization

Starting with 16 March 2001, Romania joined the Hague Convention from 5 October 1961, Convention concerning the removal of the request for the superlegalization of official documents. The apostillation procedure is performed by the Prefecture.

The Apostille of the Hague (regardless of the country in which it is applied, all the stamps have the following nomenclature: Apostille – Convention de la Haye du 5 Octobre 1961).

The apostillation procedure is performed on the basis of the Ordinance No. 66/1999 regarding the moment in which Romania joined the Convention concerning the removal of the request for the superlegalization of official foreign documents, adopted at Hague on 5 October 1961, including subsquent amendments and additions. The Convention applies to the official documents issued on the Romanian territory and that are about to be used on the territory of another state that is a member of the Hague Convention or that is considered related to the Convention.

Information regarding the superlegalization procedure:

The superlegalization process basically consists of the appliance of an apostille, this time from the Chamber of Public Notaries. As the name suggests, the superlegalization procedure represents a legalization of another legalization or better said the procedure through which the Chamber of Public Notaries legalizes a document that was legalized by a public notary.