Legalization is a proof for the document emanating from the authorities of the state or compiled with the assistance of the authorities and consistent with the law of that state. It lies in the authentication of signature of the person signing the document and the seal of the authorized state body.
In accordance with international practice, there is no need for the legalization of passports and substituting documents.
The documents and acts that are contrary to the laws of Turkmenistan or its content may harm the interests of Turkmenistan or contain information discrediting the honor and dignity of citizens, as well as the originals and copies of passports, work books, military cards, identity cards, the ownership of the property, documents that are directly related to commercial or customs operations (accounts, documents on the movement of goods across the border, the agreement for the supply of goods, customs declarations, etc.) are not subject to legalization.
The following procedure should be carried out prior to submitting the documents to the Embassy of Turkmenistan for legalization:
- letter to the Embassy with request to approve your attached documents;
- copy of original documents and Russian translation of the original document, certified by a Notary, must be both certified by the relevant District Attorney’s Office (Procura) in case of judiciary documents or Prefecture (Prefettura) in case of any other documents;
- each document should be certified and legalized separately.
- any corrections in the documents must be legalized;
- documents with unfilled places, but intended to be filled (F.ex. dates, names and etc.) are not acceptable;
The consular fees for legalization of each document is
- 30 Euros (up to 10 working days),
- 50 Euros (up to 3 working days, urgent).
- that the payment should be made only in EURO and only after confirmation (in 24 hours) from the Embassy that Documents are approved to be legalized. Otherwise, the fees are not refundable in case of failure to legalize.
- that no cash, only payment to the Embassy's bank accounts (ask bank account details by e-mail).Please indicate your names while doing a payment.
The request of the legalization can be made in person at the Embassy or by post. If applying by post, a self addressed, stamped and pre-paid envelope along with the documents for legalization or duly registered post mail must be enclosed for sending the documents back.
- that if any of these requirements are not fulfilled, the Embassy reserves the right not to accept the documents for legalization .
In case of loss or delay of a document during mail delivery to the addressee, the Embassy is not responsible, as the request of the applicant is carried out based on his written appeal.