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Translations of documents or deeds issued in Germany that are to be used abroad might require legalisation for official acceptance. It is an additional endorsement that relates to the signature. Depending on the requirements of the institutions where the certificate is to be submitted, the endorsement can relate to the signature on the certificate or the signature of the sworn translator.

A legalisation can take the form of either an apostille (in countries which are party to the Apostille Convention) or a legalisation endorsement either by a court or the authority that issued the document, or the Foreign Office or consular representation of the foreign country where the document is to be used.

Please consult with the recipient authority which form of legalisation is necessary before placing an order with discover legal.

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