On February 20th, 2015, Tajikistan acceded to the Apostille Convention and became the 108th member of The Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents, concluded October 5, 1961.
The Apostille Convention has entered into force on 31st October 2015 for Tajikistan. Therefore, all types of official documents, certified and sealed by a Notary Public, when affixed or attached with an Apostille Certificate issued by the British Government, will automatically be accepted for legal use in foreign countries signatories to The Hague Convention, i.e. Tajikistan.
Documents with Apostille do not require any further legalization.
The Apostille is a stamp/seal/certificate established by the Hague Convention, placed in documents by a competent authority of the country in which the document was issued.
In the UK, the Apostille is placed by Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office contact information and fees information are available at: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
Before certain Tajik Soviet Socialistic Republic or Republic of Tajikistan issued documents can be used overseas, document legalisation or authentication may be necessary. It is required by overseas officials who are not able to determine on sight the authenticity of Tajik Soviet Socialistic Republic or Republic of Tajikistan issued documents.
The following documents cannot be apostilled:
- documents signed/sealed/issued by the Diplomatic missions and Consulates of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad
- administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations (e.g., certificates of origin or import or export licenses)
- documents which cannot be sent abroad (e.g., military docs, IDs)
The Republic of Tajikistan has two tiers of authorities competent to issue the apostille certificate:
- The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan affixes apostilles to the following documents:
- Tajik civil documents issued by the Civil status registry office (ЗАГС / САҲШ)
- official documents issued by the state notaries public
- documents issued by courts and execution procedure authorities
- documents issued by office of public prosecutor
- The Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan issues apostille for all other documents, except those mentioned above.
How long it takes
It normally takes 5 business days to verify an official's signature/seal and placing an apostille on the document. For urgent enquiries it will take up to 3 business days.
As some applications may require further enquiries, these applications may take longer than our quoted average turnaround time.
How to get an apostille certificate
Make sure you have enclosed:
- The application form or a covering letter
- ID + copy
- the document to which the Apostille is to be attached + copy
- certificate of taxpayer + copy (for Tajik taxpayers)
- certificate of incorporation (for legal entity only)
- Receipt of payment
The fee is 5 USD for private individual and 10 USD for legal entity
Fees payable to:
Embassy of Tajikistan
IBAN: GB17 HABB 6095 1170 0188 75
To verify your Apostille please visit www.apostille.tj
What Does the Tajik Apostille Certificate Look like?