Legalisation is a procedure to authenticate a foreign document, typically for administrative formalities.
There are three possible scenarios for administrative formalities involving foreign documents: legalisation, apostille and exemption.
If a document needs to be translated and legalised for use in another country, there are two alternatives: legalisation (at a Town Hall or Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Consulate of the destination country) if the destination country has not signed the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 (the "Apostille Convention"), or an apostille (at a Town Hall or Chamber of Commerce, and a Court of Appeal) if the destination country has signed this Convention.
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