Czechia Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Czechia for official use in the United States and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Czechia for international use
Authenticate Czech documents including Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Certificate of legal capacity to enter into marriage, Criminal Register Extracts, primary, secondary or tertiary professional education certificates, University diplomas and transcripts, invoices, certificates of origin, tax documents issued by the Czech Financial Administration, and documents (including translations) certified by a Czech notary.

Czech Apostille stamps are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague. Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country.

  • Isarey offers expedited Apostille services in Czechia. Apostilles are processed in 1 - 2 business days
  • We work with all major embassies in Prague for the attestation of Czech documents, including the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Vietnam, Kuwait and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.
  • We can obtain certified copies of Czech birth, death and marriage certificates locally on behalf of clients requiring apostille or attestation.

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Czech Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Birth and marriage and death certificates issued in the Czech Republic.

    Birth and marriage and death certificates

    We apostille Birth and marriage and death certificates issued in the Czech Republic. Certified copies of certificates valid for Apostille authentication and attestation are available in Czechia from the Office of Vital Records in the Municipality where the birth, death or marriage occurred or from your nearest List of consulates and embassies of the Czech Republic abroad Czech embassyExternal link (opens in new tab)
    Isarey can obtain certified copies of Czech Birth and marriage and death certificates for clients who need them authenticated with Apostille stamps. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Criminal Record Extracts

    Excerpts from the Czech Criminal Register (Výpis z rejstríku trestu) are authenticated with an Apostille from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Certificates can be obtained online through the Czech Citizen Portal - apply online for Czech Criminal Record Extracts Citizen PortalExternal link (opens in new tab) from any Czech criminal record extracts can be obtained from any Czech POINT office Czech POINT office (in Czech)External link (opens in new tab) or from your nearest List of consulates and embassies of the Czech Republic abroad Czech embassyExternal link (opens in new tab)
  • Education Documents

    Higher education diplomas and diploma supplements issued in the Czech Republic, as well as primary, secondary and tertiary professional education certificates (i.e., school-leaving certificates and final examination certificates) issued by schools registered in the Register of Schools and School Facilities can be authenticated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
    It is possible to legalize originals or certified copies. Certified copies can be made by a Czech notary, municipal office or Czech Post, or by a List of consulates and embassies of the Czech Republic abroad Czech embassyExternal link (opens in new tab) (It is not possible to legalize a copy that has already been certified by the authorities).

    Diplomas required for the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Vietnam or Taiwan require additional attestation by the embassy in Prague.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Czechia.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify Czech corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.
  • Medical Documents require prior certification by the Ministry of Health.

    Documents issued by the Financial Administration of the Czech Republic (tax authorities) require prior certification by the General Financial Directorate.

Isarey provides document attestation services in Czechia to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Czech documents for use in the United States and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Czechia

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Czech Documents

Czech documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of 117 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Czechia is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Czech documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: US United StatesUnited States - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

See additional notes below

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Czechia is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Czechia, the document must be certified a second time in Czechia by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain Czech documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Czech authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Czech documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Czech citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Czech documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

Certified Translation

Where Czech documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Czechia Document Resources

External resources and news about Czech documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Czechia Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Issuing Documents from the Register of Vital Records (certificates of birth, marriage, and/or death)
Issuing Documents from the Register of Vital Records (certificates of birth, marriage, and/or death)
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Certified copies from the Register of Vital Records (birth, marriage and death certificates) are issued by the Office of Vital Records in the Municipality where the birth, death or marriage occurred (offices of city districts in Prague). Copies of birth certificates for Czech citizens born abroad can be obtained from the special register maintained by the Office of the Municipal District of Brno-střed.

Certificates are also available from your nearest List of consulates and embassies of the Czech Republic abroad Czech embassyExternal link (opens in new tab)

Isarey can obtain certified copies of Czech death, marriage and birth certificates locally on behalf of clients requiring an Apostille stamp - please contact us for assistance.
Registration of deaths in the Czech Republic
Registration of deaths in the Czech Republic
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In the event of death, the relevant registry office must make an entry regarding this registry event in the registry book and issue a death certificate for the deceased.
Criminal Record Certificates
Excerpt from the Criminal Register (in Czech)
Excerpt from the Criminal Register (in Czech)
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Czech Criminal Record Extracts (Výpis z rejstříku trestů) are available online through the Czech Citizen Portal - apply online for Czech Criminal Record Extracts Citizen PortalExternal link (opens in new tab) (with eGovernment mobile key, bank identity, mojeID). Extracts can also be obtained in person from any Czech criminal record extracts can be obtained from any Czech POINT office Czech POINT office (in Czech)External link (opens in new tab) or from aboard by applying to your nearest List of consulates and embassies of the Czech Republic abroad Czech embassyExternal link (opens in new tab)
Government Admin
Foreign missions to the Czech Republic
Foreign missions to the Czech Republic
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Foreign embassies and consulates in the Czech Republic

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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