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REGULATION (EU) 2016/1191 – Exception of legalization or similar formality (apostille) - 22/07/2020

As from 16 February 2019, certain public documents and their certified copies are exempt from legalization and the apostille formality (apostille) within the EU.
For some of these documents a citizen can request a multilingual standard form to avoid translation requirements.

The exemption from legalization and the apostille formality only applies to documents and their certified copies issued by the public authorities of a Member State and presented to the public authorities of another Member State.

A multilingual standard form can only be used in another Member State and must be presented together with the public document to which it is attached.

Where a Member State permits the presentation of a certified copy of a public document instead of the original, the authorities of that Member State must accept a certified copy made in the Member State where the public document was issued.



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