Apostilles for abroad
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The Office for Migration is authorized to affix the apostille or pre-authentication to public documents that were issued by an authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
This does not include:
  • Deeds of the Hamburg courts and notaries
    These are provided with an apostille/pre-authentication by the president of the district court or regional court.
  • You can obtain an apostille/pre-authentication for federal documents such as certificates of good conduct from the Federal Office of Justice (www.bva.bund.de).
The original document (s) issued in Hamburg.

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An apostille / authentication is document-related and not personal, which is why a person who is not affected can apply for this at the Migration Office without authorization. A written application is also possible; the country for which the apostille is intended must then be specified.
Art. 2 (1) Haager Übereinkommen zur Befreiung ausländischer öffentlicher Urkunden
von der Legalisation vom 5. Oktober 1961 (UrkBefrÜbkG Haag) 

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  • Information about certification matters
You need an appointment for the personal interview .
Please send us the documents to be certified as a scan/photo in advance to our email address: m2511@amtfuermigration.hamburg.de
After a preliminary check, you will receive an appointment recommendation by e-mail.

For the written application , we need the originals of the documents to be certified.
Necessary information in the cover letter:
- Country of destination of the document eg Russia
- Address
- Email and phone number
If you are resident in Germany, the fee will be charged by invoice.

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