Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York

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Legalization of documents

If you require your signature to be legalised, you will have to come in person to our office, show your valid passport and sign in front of the consular officer. We will not certify a copy of any proof of identification such as passports, ID cards, drivers licenses etc.

Translation authentication

As the official language in the Czech Republic is Czech, some foreign documents must be translated into Czech and the translations then verified by accredited Czech officials (Czech embassies/consulates or accredited individual translators). Similarly, some Czech documents must be first translated and officially verified for their use in the US.

Applicants may submit documents by post or in person. In case of postal applications, a pre-paid and self-addressed registered mail or courier envelope must be included. Accepted are money orders, cheques or cash.

True copy authentication

When presenting copies of certain documents, official confirmation certifying the identical content is sometimes required in order for the copy to serve the same legal purpose as the original document.

We will not certify a copy of any proof of identification such as passports, ID cards, drivers licenses etc., bankbooks, cheques, tickets, coupons, geometric or technical designes. We will also not certify a copy of an original document that conflicts with Czech or US legislation, has modifications that could impair its credibility, or its contents may not be reliably evaluated by the Consulate.