APOSTILE TO DANISH MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
VERY IMPORTANT: After the marriage in Denmark it is necessary to stamp an apostille on your Danish marriage certificate. The apostile is required from any authority in Germany or any other country. The apostille on the Danish marriage certificate is to be stamped at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are happy to help you with it. After your marriage in Denmark, you should send us your original of your Danish marriage certificate by post. This apostillization costs 200 euros. Approx. 7-10 days after receiving your marriage certificate and fee, you will get your marriage certificate back with apostille.
Our address for sending the marriage certificate for apostilization:
Alina Belwaski, Postfach 20 12 44, 18073 Rostock, Germany.
Our bank account for transferring 200 euros for apostiles:
Account owner - Alina Belawski; BankName - Consorsbank;
IBAN - DE56 7603 0080 0240 6778 22; BIC-CSDBDE71XXX; Usage: Apostille + name of customer.
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.