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Higher verification of Documents

Saudi, Omani, Bahraini and Yemeni documents are recognized in the Czech Republic if attested by a higher attestation in form of a SUPERLEGALIZATION/APOSTILLE . Legalization of foreign documents for the use in the Czech Republic means the official confirmation that a stamp, seal and a signature on a document are genuine.

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  - SUPERLEGALIZATION

Legalization of Saudi public documents to be recognized in the Czech Republic:

- First, the document needs to be legalized by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

- then the document needs to be „superlegalized“by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh or the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Jeddah.

 

Kingdom of Bahrain - APOSTILLE

Apostille is an attestation of a stamp and signature specimen for the purpose of using an official document in a country which is a signatory of the Hague Convention of Apostille. In such case, the final Apostille attestation stamp is issued by an apostille authority (usually Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The apostille includes The APOSTILLE sign and a reference to the Convention de La Haye du 5 Octobre 1961.

In the Czech Republic, there are two authorities entitled to issue Apostille stamps, one being the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic in case of judicial documents, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in case of any other documents. 

No further "superlegalization" by the Czech Embassy in Riyadh is required.

In Bahrain the entitled authority is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain

 

Sultanate of Oman  - APOSTILLE

Apostille is an attestation of a stamp and signature specimen for the purpose of using an official document in a country which is a signatory of the Hague Convention of Apostille. In such case, the final Apostille attestation stamp is issued by an apostille authority (usually Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The apostille includes the APOSTILLE sign and a reference to the Convention de La Haye du 5 Octobre 1961.

In the Czech Republic, there are two authorities entitled to issue Apostille stamps, one being the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic in case of judicial documents, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in case of any other documents. 

No further "superlegalization" by the Czech Embassy in Riyadh is required.

In Oman the entitled authority is  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman.

Note: On 23 March 2021, the Government of Oman declared on the Apostille Convention that the provisions of the Convention do not apply to commercial and customs documents, whatever their type, origin or value, nor do they apply to documents issued by Diplomatic or Consular Agents. In these cases, it is necessary to proceed through the superlegalization of Czech documents through the legalization department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Legalization Department.

 

Republic of Yemen - SUPERLEGALIZATION

The Convention between the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the People´s Democratic Republic of Yemen on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters (Prague, 19 January 1989) which recognized documents without further verification has been suspended on 11 April 2019. Since then all Yemeni Documents need to be "superlegalized".

- First, the document needs to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen in Aden or in Riyadh (only the internationally recognized government of President Hadi);

- then the document needs to be „superlegalized“ by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh.

The Czech Republic acknowledges only the internationally recognized Government of the Republic of Yemen and therefore can authenticate only documents issued by its authorities.

 

In case of official documents issued in other countries, please enter in contact with our Embassy for verification of the correct procedure.