Consular legalization
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Certification of public documents - form Apostille

 

General provisions


  Consular legalization is a confirmation of authenticity of the signatures on documents and legal acts and certification of the correspondence of those documents and legal acts to the laws and regulations of the country where the consulate is established.
Consular legalization serves to confirm the legal force of documents and legal acts in the international arena. Article 54 of the Consular Charter of the Republic of Azerbaijan empowers consuls to perform functions in the sphere of legalizing documents and legal acts. These legalizing functions are performed:
  a) abroad - by the consulates or consular sections of embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
   b) within the Republic of Azerbaijan - by the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Certain documents and legal acts emanating from individuals and corporations of foreign countries are considered and recognized by official bodies and enterprises of the Republic of Azerbaijan only after legalization has been made and if other conditions of the laws and regulations of the Republic of Azerbaijan are complied with, or if they comply with specific international agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan and the respective foreign state are both party to.
Documents and legal acts of a foreign state body, or companies related to international agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is party, can be considered on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan without legalization.

     
The legalization of documents and legal acts by consulates and consular sections of embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The consul shall legalize the documents and legal acts performed by participation of the government authorities of a foreign state within a consular district or received from those authorities.


The legalization of documents and legal acts in the Republic of Azerbaijan


The Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall legalize the documents of both foreign state individuals and corporate bodies only after they are legalized by the embassies or consulates of those states in the Republic of Azerbaijan or, as an exception, after the legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of any state not represented in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall have the specimens of those officials' signatures and stamps of foreign embassies in the Republic of Azerbaijan authorized for legalization, and shall also have specimens of the signatures and stamps of duly authorized officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of states not represented through embassies or consulates in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan legalizes documents and legal acts of individuals and corporate bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan intended to be submitted abroad.
Civil registry certificates, issued as a result of the registration of state civil acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and originals of education diplomas of the Republic of Azerbaijan issued to foreigners are legalized by the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Such certificates and diplomas will be legalized only if issued by appropriate bodies for the intention of use abroad and if their authenticity is not doubted.
 The Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall have the specimen signatures and stamps of notaries authorized to confirm documents and legal acts.

Fees to be paid for the legalization:

4 AZN- within the Republic of Azerbaijan

$ 50 – in foreign countries

The legalization of documents

      
For foreigners;

The documents to be submitted to the Embassy for legalization must be translated into Azerbaijani by a certified translator. Applicants must be advised that documents should also be:
1) Acknowledged by a Notary Public;
2) Certified by your MFA.

For Azerbaijani citizens:

The document to be submitted to the Embassy for legalization must be translated into English by a certified translator. Applicants must be advised that documents should also be:
1) Certified by MFA of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
2) Documents and translations must be printed.

 


To obtain a multiple entries visa to travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan the following documents must be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy:

NOTE: Before delivering original documents to the Consulate it is necessary to send list of the documents (scan in JPG format in a proper way) to the official email address of the Consulate for verification purposes

1. An invitation from a receiving party should be sent through Consular Department of the MFA;The instruction from the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the confirmation of the invitation of receiving party should be received by the Embassy. For details receiving party may contact the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Address: 4 Shikhali Gurbanov Str., Baku, AZ 1009. For questions please call +99450 7600663.

2. Completed electronic visa application form;

To fill out visa application form

  • Visit the website: http://evisa.mfa.gov.az
  • Register in “Sign up” page.
  • Fill out the “Application form”.
  • Submit the application form.
  • Print the completed application form received on e-mail.

3. Visa Application Form(Application form must be filled on the computer only!)

4. Valid passport or other travel document (photocopies will not be accepted) which should have at least one clear page for the visa;

A passport must be valid for no less than six month.

Holders of travel documents must submit valid permanent resident card;

4. Copy of the fly itinerary;

5. Copy of health insurance;

After verification of all the data consulate will send you an email confirming the accuracy of the provided information, also you will receive an account of the consulate to pay for the requested visa.

6. Consular fee for Multiple entries visa for Mexican citizen: $350 US dollars.

For other nationalities see here

NOTE: Foreign nationals willing to stay in Azerbaijan for the entire year should request temporary residence permission at the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan (for more information, please visit: www.migration.gov.az).

After payment is done, you will need to send via email copy of the payment documents for verification purposes.

To obtain a visa by mail, the request must include a postage paid return envelope (FedEx, UPS or DHL). The Embassy of Azerbaijan does not assume any responsibility for the loss postal delivery. As the Embassy does not keep tracking numbers of your mail, you are advised to keep a record of it in way to track your passport's return to you.

NOTE: Only money transfers and direct deposits to the account of the consulate are accepted.

E-mail of consulate –  http://mexico.mfa.gov.az/

Please send all the above-mentioned required documents to:

Embassy of Azerbaijan Attn: Consular Section,

Avenida Virreyes 1015,

Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec,

Delegación Miguel Hidalgo,

MéxicoD.F., 11000

 

Business hours of the Consular Section are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Processing time – 3-10 business days

All foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for a period of more than 30 days must register their passports with the local passport-registration authorities.

Attention: Effective October 15, 2010 obtaining short stay single entry (up to 30 days) visas at the visa section of Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport of Baku, upon arrival has changed  Read More