A public document of the Republic of Moldova If a document is intended for use in a foreign country which has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Documents of 5 October 1961, its authenticity should be certified with an Apostille by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova.
The document bearing an Apostille is valid for submission in the institutions of the relevant country and is not subject to any other confirmation. If a document is intended for use in a foreign country which has not acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Documents or with whom the Republic of Moldova has not concluded a legal assistance agreement, it must be first legalised by the Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova and then by the diplomatic or consular mission of the relevant country.
If a document is intended for use in Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and in CIS member countries (Commonwealth of Independent States), public institutions of these countries have to accept without legalization the public documents issued in the Republic of Moldova, because the Republic of Moldova applies bilateral or multilateral agreements with this states, which provides for a reciprocal exemption from the requirement of legalization.
A public document of a foreign country If a foreign document is intended for use in the Republic of Moldova, in must be certified with an Apostille or legalised by the foreign ministry or the foreign mission of the country where the document has been issued, and thereafter by diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Moldova in the relevant country or by the Directorate of Consular Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova.
Legalisation can be performed only in case of an original document, a notarised copy or a certified copy of an original, a print out or an extract of original document, which contains the signature, first name and surname as well as the position of the person who signed it, and also the original seal of the authority that has issued the document.