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On the 16th March 2007, the Convention abolishing the requirements of legalisation of foreign documents (The Hague, 5th October 1961) came into force between the Republic of Moldova and the United Kingdom, and between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Ireland.

As a consequence the following documents no longer require diplomatic or consular legalisation:

(a) Documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with the Courts or Tribunals of the State, including those which originate from a public prosecutor, a clerk of a court or a process server;

(b) Administrative documents;

(c) Notarial acts;

(d) Official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signature.

However, the present Convention will not apply:

(a) To documents executed by diplomatic or consular agents;

(b) To administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations;

In order to be valid in Moldova the only formality required is to submit the document to the foreign office

The Address:
The Legalisation Office
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
The Mall
London SW1A 2LG
tel. 0207 008 1111
fax. 0207 008 1010

To certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the documents has acted and, where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which it bears.


British and Irish documents are not legalised by the Embassy of Moldova in London. To be accepted in Moldova they should be sent for legalisation to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London (British documents) and to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin (Irish documents).

After they are legalised, it may be necessary for the documents to be translated into Moldovan (Romanian), in which case one of the following options will be applicable:

(a) Send the documents to an official Moldovan (Romanian) translator in UK or Republic of Ireland;

(b) Translate them yourself or by any other "non-official" translator and send them to the Embassy of Moldova in London, together with the original documents, for verification. The Consular fee are 25 pounds per single side page;

(c) Send the documents direct to Moldova for translation;