It is necessary to use official forms when applying for an apostille. The form and content are standardized by the competent authority in the country. If you do not meet this condition, your application will be rejected. Several versions of such forms are circulating on the Internet. To avoid the rejection of your application, make sure you are using the most current valid form.
In addition, if you do not have foreign language expertise in legal and technical terminology, filling out the form can be a daunting task. Here, too, it is better to entrust yourself to the hands of experts.
German apostille for use in the Czech Republic
You have a document from Germany and you need to use it at home. These are situations when you or your family relative were born in Germany and need to get married or share the joint property of the spouses. In this situation, you have to deal with an apostille on your birth certificate, marriage certificate or even a divorce decision. Other documents for which you may need an apostille are an extract from the Commercial Register, an extract from the criminal record, a diploma, a report card and many others.
Obtaining an apostille in Germany – what to remember?
While obtaining the apostille in Germany, we may encounter several difficulties. In many foreign countries, administrative fees cannot be paid by bank transfer. You can pay in the federal or state agency by check, stamp, or cash.
For instance, in Germany, if you want to order an apostille directly at the office, you must enclose with your application, in addition to the forms correctly completed, stamps or a check linked to a local account with a sufficient balance in the local currency.
The procedure for paying apostille fees requires the use of foreign stamps or checks, and, exceptionally, cash in foreign currency in personal proceedings. Asking for help from experts who have experience with a bank account in Germany is a safer and faster way.
Postage stamps or courier with return delivery apostille
To process the apostille, it is always necessary to send the original of the document. There may be a problem finding the required postage stamp. A return envelope with the correct stamp value can be replaced by a form for the delivering courier prepaid to the applicant’s return address. The drawback of this step may be the fact that foreign branches of couriers such as FedEx, DHL, UPS and the like do not allow foreigners, foreign nationals and non-residents to order delivery services from a domestic courier (either within the country or outside the home country). In the same way, domestic branches of couriers allow you to order only delivery abroad, but not from abroad back to the address to your home, or delivery within abroad. To save time, money and, above all, worries, entrust the entire apostille process to experienced professionals.
Execution of the original document except for the apostille
The biggest problem when dealing with an apostille abroad is a situation when, in addition to the apostille itself, you also need to obtain a document to be apostille. This is the case, for example, when the office issuing the apostille allows its issuance only after the submission of the relevant documents, which are not older than 3 years, in some cases 6 months. This is, for example, a birth certificate or an extract from the criminal record. Requesting new originals of these documents is a very demanding process and even here the best solution is to entrust such a request to experts and save time and money, but also worries.
Czech apostille for use in Germany
If you need to use a Czech document in Germany, for example do you need to arrange a stay in Germany, or do you want to study in Germany? In these situations, you have to deal with an apostille for an extract from the criminal records and an apostille for your certificate.