07.8.2019 15:10:39

EU Regulation eliminates Requirement of Legalisation for certain foreign public documents

The EU regulation sets out further simplification of administrative formalities for the circulation of certain public documents between EU member states authorities. Certain public documents will no longer require an apostille when presented to other Member States authorities. EU citizens can also request a multilingual form which will (if it is considered sufficient by an EU member state authority) abolish the necessity for translation of the document. The regulation (besides other documents) also relates to the evidence of the absence of a criminal record, which seems very useful when appointing foreign persons into company bodies. Although the regulation has been fully effective since February of this year, it is not yet widely used.

(Regulation 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016)