In order to carry out all official acts at offices and embassies abroad, it is necessary to have an apostilled extract from the criminal record. How does an apostille of an extract from the criminal record work and what is needed for that?
The most common official acts that require the apostille of an extract from the criminal record
application for dual citizenship,
settlement of temporary stay abroad,
application for employment abroad,
appointment as managing director,
settlement of other official acts abroad.
How is the apostille of the extract from the criminal record in the Czech Republic
For the settlement of an apostille in the Czech Republic, it is necessary to provide an original extract from the criminal record, which must not be older than three years. A copy of the criminal record, photocopy or other form of copy cannot be apostilled. A new extract from the criminal record can be issued in the form of an original document that can be officially apostilled. There is a charge for this task and a 30-day period applies to its issuance. In case you need to issue it in a hurry, you must pay the appropriate fee. We recommend that you apply for an apostille extract from the criminal record well in advance, or we recommend that you leave this task to our specialists, who will handle this official document quickly and cheaply.
Apostille of the criminal record and its use
An extract from the criminal record is a basic official document that is translated at offices, embassies, ministries and other state administration bodies for the positive settlement of various acts abroad. An extract from the criminal record is submitted by anyone who wants to become an executive, so his apostille is a necessity for processing all applications at the relevant state administration offices.
Apostille of an extract from the criminal record abroad
You can also apply for an apostille of an extract from the criminal record abroad. However, pay attention to the age of the original document and do not forget the fees required to complete this operation.
Payment of an apostille extract from a criminal record abroad
In the Czech Republic, the apostilization of an extract from the criminal record can be paid by transfer, cash, payment card or stamp. However, abroad, some authorities may not accept payment by credit card or payment by bank transfer. In such cases, official acts are usually paid for by stamps or in cash at the box office. In such a case, it is necessary to have sufficiently high cash in the relevant currency.
The most common examples are federal and state agencies. These offices accept only stamps or checks. However, make sure that the check is linked to a local account in your local currency and has a sufficient balance.
How to fill in the form for apostilization of an extract from the criminal record
The apostille of the extract from the criminal record is processed using the appropriate form. Make sure the form is up to date. Once you submit an invalid form, your request to apostate your criminal record will most likely be denied.
When filling out the form, it is necessary to know the official language, legal and professional terminology. If the application is filled in incorrectly, the apostille of the extract from the criminal record will be unsuccessful.
Deadline for processing the apostille extract from the criminal record abroad
As is the case in our country, so abroad they have a set legal deadline for the apostille. Many authorities, banks and other institutions require documents that must not be older than three months. The problem may occur if the apostille is older than three months when establishing a trade license abroad, when the bank requests an extract from the Commercial Register to open a company account. Different states have different settlement dates for apostilles, so we recommend that you request the apostille of documents in advance.
Sending an apostilled extract from the criminal record to the Czech Republic
To process the apostille of the extract from the criminal record, always provide the original document. If you are sending this document by post, then the competent authorities may require a return envelope with the applicant’s address and a valid foreign stamp.
If you use courier services, you can pay for the service by bank transfer or credit card. Beware of situations where courier companies do not accept orders from foreigners or non-residents. For these purposes, we recommend using the services of our company, which will help you negotiate the settlement of the apostille extract from the criminal record, including delivery to your address. We will handle the apostille of the criminal record quickly and cheaply.
The difference between a federal and a state apostille
Some countries require only a standardized form, others require a federal apostille. Before you ask for a criminal record to be verified, find out if the state belongs to a federation, such as the United States, which consists of several individual states that have their own laws. Here you must distinguish between the concepts of federal and state apostille.
The same applies not only to the apostille of the extract from the criminal record, but also, for example, to the apostille of birth certificate, certificate, diploma, apprenticeship certificate and other official documents. Carefully read the requirements for the positive settlement of the apostille, or contact us and we will arrange the apostille of all official documents quickly and easily.
Other documents necessary for apostille
If you request the apostille of an extract from the criminal record, or for example an frequently apostilled extract from the criminal record, it is necessary to apostille another document in addition to the apostille itself. Some documents have only a limited validity period. Authorities in foreign countries request documents up to three years old, sometimes only six months.
Apostille or superlegalization of an extract from the criminal record
Verification and legalization of documents for a given foreign country can be more complicated in many respects than it seems at first glance. When requesting apostille, pay attention to whether an apostille is sufficient for the country concerned or whether superlegalization of a criminal record is required.
Nostrification of licenses and diplomas
Do you need to process the necessary documents for studying abroad or are you applying for a long-term job abroad? In both cases, it is necessary to handle the official recognition and verification of the obtained authorization – nostrification.
Nostrification is handled for the verification of academic documents. Here it is also necessary to determine which of the academic documents needs to be identified. The nostrification process itself is complicated, so we recommend that you contact our professionals, who will handle the nostrification in the given country without undue delay and without unnecessary additional financial costs.