Superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record is not easy, especially if you apply for it abroad. Thanks to our procedure, you can do it much easier. When do you need to superlegalize an extract from the criminal record? What is the difference between apostille and superlegalization? You will learn this and other important information in the article.
When is it necessary to superlegalize an extract from the criminal record?
Most often, these are two situations where it is necessary to have the extract from the criminal record superlegalized:
An extract from the criminal record issued abroad needs to be superlegalized in the Czech Republic in the case of processing residence, citizenship, purchase of a company, appointment as an executive and a statutory body, for various employment matters.
An extract from the criminal record issued in the Czech Republic needs to be superlegalized for appointment as an executive and statutory body, cases of marriage, submission of an application for a permanent residence permit and citizenship, etc.
What to watch out for when superlegalizing an extract from the criminal record in the Czech Republic
First of all, check the validity and age of the criminal record you want to superlegalize. The original of the criminal record must not be older than 3 years. If it was a loss of an extract from the criminal record, you need a certified copy. Photocopies of an extract from the criminal record cannot be superlegalized.
You must have your criminal record verified by the competent authorities of the country in which it was issued and also by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that state.
You submit an application for superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record at the embassy of the given state in the Czech Republic. They will also give you information on the procedure.
Procedure for superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record abroad
The process of superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record is very time and money consuming. Very often, the application is rejected due to a bad or invalid document and by filling out an outdated form that was available on the Internet.
Fees for superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record:
Payment information is very important. Superlegalization cannot be paid abroad by transfer from an account, as is the case with us. You have the option to pay for it in three ways:
by purchasing the relevant stamps,
in cash in person.
The envelope must then be accompanied by an envelope with the return address and postage stamps of the appropriate value in the currency of the country. You can also ask the courier service to deliver the letter back, but in principle this is not possible for foreigners.
To avoid worries about finding foreign postage stamps and the courier who delivers the letter back, consult experienced professionals.
Check the validity of the document sent for superlegalization
Superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record is only possible if you provide a valid original document. Its validity must not exceed 3 years. It is therefore necessary to request a new document for an older document.
Superlegalization Application Forms – Where Can I Find Them?
Each country has a different type of form for superlegalization, so the process of superlegalizing a criminal record and filling in the correct type of form can be a problem for some. In addition, not everyone knows the language of the country well and may make a mistake when filling out the form in a foreign language. In case of incorrect completion, your application for superlegalization may be rejected. It is therefore advisable to consult experts.
You will find a large number of forms on the Internet, which may be obsolete. You can pick up new updated versions at the embassy of the selected state in the Czech Republic.
State or federal superlegalization?
As long as you want to superlegalize the release from the register of trusts in the countries with federal and state powers, the USA, Germany, Argentina or Brazil are very important, but it is necessary to control, if you have the right formula. State and federal superlegalizations are self-deprecating, and bad wolves will bring you further complications.
Therefore, contact experts who have extensive experience with superlegalization and will take care of everything necessary for you.
Also check whether it is necessary to provide the extract from the criminal record with apostille or superlegalization. Most countries require an apostille that is faster and less demanding to complete. Most countries are bound by the so-called „Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents“, also called the „Convention on the Apostille“. Countries that have not signed the convention require verification of documents through superlegalization.