APOSTILE TO DANISH MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
VERY IMPORTANT: After getting married in Denmark, you will immediately receive a marriage certificate in two copies. It is necessary to stamp an apostille on your Danish marriage certificate. The apostile can be requested by any authority in Germany, Russia or other countries. The apostille on the Danish marriage certificate must be stamped at the Danish Foreign Ministry. We are happy to help you with that. To do this, you should transfer the payment for apostiles to our bank account as quickly as possible.
Costs for the apostille on your Danish marriage certificate:
For 1 copy - 200 euros.
For 2 copies - 300 euros.
You will receive the address to which you should send the originals of your Danish marriage certificate for the apostille, as well as detailed further instructions, immediately after receipt of payment.
Your Danish marriage certificate with apostille will be sent back to you by post within approx. 7-10 working days after receipt of payment.
WHAT IS APOSTILE OR LEGALIZATION?
APOSTILLE is a large stamp with the word "Apostille" on the top. This stamp is to be stamped on the original document. Apostille is used to authenticate the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document when it was issued, and thus the authenticity Apostile is issued for presentation to authorities abroad.
In order to get married in Denmark, the Danish registry office (Family Law Agency) requires authentication of Documents in the form of an apostille or legalization on documents that do NOT come from Germany, other EU countries, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.
So, it is NOT necessary to make an apostile on the documents that come from Germany or other countries mentioned above (certificate of marital status, divorce decree, death certificate fee widow ).
On the contrary, on the documents that come from all other countries, the Danish registry office requires the apostille / legalization.
What is the difference between apostille and legalization? - In principle, the both mean the same - confirmation and authentication of the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document when it was issued, and authenticity of the document. But there are so-called "Hague Conventions" (Hague Convention of October 5, 1961). The countries that are members of the Hague Convention make apostilles. The not members - legalization.
Legalization usually consists of three stamps in the following order: the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local Danish embassy or consulate general.
Apostille is only a stamp, which is normally assigned either by the Ministry of Justice or the State Department, or by other authorities in the issuing country. So apostillization is just a simplified legalization.
Where and how do you get apostils or legalization? A document must always be legalized / apostilized in the country where it was issued. So for example if the divorce certificate was issued from Russia, the apostille can only be stamped in Russia. Very important - Apostille is ONLY to be placed on the original document, not on a copy. You will receive further detailed advice after the payment.
If there is no apostile or legalization on your original document and you have no way or no time to do it (e.g. due to a short visa time), please call us as soon as possible as we will try to find the solution.