Verification module of Apostilles issued in Republic of Tajikistan

  • What is an Apostille and where can it be obtained?

    Apostille (French Apostille) – is an international standardized form for authentication of official documents for the further use in countries that are the members of The Hague Apostille Convention. By certifying the authenticity of a signature, seal or stamp of an official document, Apostille is issued in hard copy format, stamped and signed by an official body authorized to affix an Apostille in the Republic of Tajikistan. Apostille only certifies the origin of an official document: the authenticity of the signature, the capacity of the person signing the document, and, where appropriate, the authenticity of the seal or stamp which it bears, but not its content.

    "Apostille" stamp is issued on the official document and is ought to be used in the member countries of the "The Hague Convention of October 5th 1961 abolishing the requirement of consular legalization" and is a simplified procedure of legalization.

Depending on the type of a document the right to issue an Apostille in the Republic of Tajikistan is vested upon two government bodies: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan
33, Sheroz street, Dushanbe city, Republic of Tajikistan, 734001

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan
25, Rudaki Avenue, Dushabe city, Republic of Tajikistan, 734025

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan apostilles the following typesof official documents:

- Documents from Civil Registry authorities

birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, certificate of adoption, certificate of change of name, middle name and last name, paternity certificate, certificate of absence of a registered marriage and other certificates;

- Documents issued by notaries

certificate of inheritance, certificate of ownership of share in the joint property of the spouses, written consent of parents, spouseconsent totransaction requiring notarization, a certificate certifying that a person is alive, notarized copies of documents and extracts from them, notarized translations of documents and etc.;

- Documents of judicial and enforcement proceedings authorities

a writ of execution with the mark on the execution of the sentence, the court acts (the court’s decision, the court sentences in a criminal case, the court order, the court ruling, a court order), the writs of execution issued on the basis of judicial decisions, writs of execution issued by the court based on the judgments and decisions of arbitration courts in the Republic of Tajikistan and etc.;

- Documents of public prosecution bodies

prosecutor’s resolution, instructions of the prosecutor, the prosecutor's request, prosecutor’s submission, arrest warrant and etc.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs apostilles the following types of official documents:

- Documents about education

certificate of general and secondary education, diploma of vocational and higher professional education, candidate of sciences diploma, diploma of doctor of science, academic record, personal student card, certificate of transfer from one institution to another, and etc.

- Other documents

certificate of clean criminal record, certificate of state registration of legal entities, a patent or a certificate for the right of individual entrepreneurship, archive certificates and copies of archive documents issued by archives and etc.