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Legalisation of foreign public documents

Created: 2024.01.22 / Updated: 2024.01.31 16:52

DOCUMENTS FOR LEGALIZATION MUST BEAR THE STAMP OF FOREIGN REPRESENTATIONS OR EMBASSIES WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE APPOINTMENT TIME HAS TO BE BOOKED.

Documents are accepted only legalised by foreign representations or embassies within the United Kingdom. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a foreign country has legalised the documents, they must be submitted in person to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, otherwise, such documents will neither be considered nor legalised accordingly.

For document presentation you have to book an appointment time registering for the document legalisation service. One (1) appointment is for presentation of 1 document;

Applicants’ admission times:

  • For document presentation: Monday to Friday 11 am–11.15 pm
  • Upon legalisation of documents the applicant is notified using contact data from respective request / free form application letter as laid-out bellow

When submitting documents for legalisation, following elements are to be included:

  • the document (original);
  • one (1) appointment is for presentation of 1 document;
  • valid passport or identity card of the person submitting the document for legalization. If a person submits documents on behalf of another person, he must present his valid identity document (passport or identity card) and a notarized copy of the identity document (passport or identity card) of the person represented.
  • a free-form request (an application letter including following information: country in which the legalised document is to be submitted and applicant’s contact details (e-mail address and telephone No);
  • consular fee for legalisation of one document. Payment is payable using applicant’s banking card (except American Express).

Legalisation of document is a verification of the signature, the position of the signatory and the stamp in the document in cases of bearing the stamp applied on the document.

Following official documents are legalisable:

  • Issued by government or municipal institutions or officials, also by prosecutor, court official or person implementing court decisions
  • Administrative documents
  • Notarial acts
  • Official confirmations of documents signed by natural persons
  • Notarial transcripts of official documents

Documents have to be orderly and readable. If the document consists of few pages, they have to be affixed or sewn together.

Each document is approved separately (e. g. diploma and its appendix are two (2) separate documents).

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