Attesting Czech Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Czech Apostille services

Can Czech documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Czechia is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Czech documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Czech documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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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.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Czechia for use abroad?

Czech apostille stamps can be obtained for a range of official documents including Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, certificates of legal capacity to enter into marriage, Criminal Register Extracts (Výpis z rejstříku trestů), school certificates, University diplomas and supplements, certificates of origin, medical certificates and tax documents, as well as documents (including translations and powers of attorney) certified by a Czech notary.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Czech birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles on Czech birth certificates, death and marriage certificates are obtained from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the Office of Vital Records in the Municipality where the birth, death or marriage occurred or from the 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.

Submission within the European Union
Czech certificates of civil status (marriage, death and birth certificates) do not require an Apostille stamp when required for submission in another Member State of the European Union. For further information, see:
Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain my Czech Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

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)

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Czechia?

Czech Apostille stamps are normally obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1 - 2 business days

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How can I obtain an apostille for my Czech University Degree and Transcripts?

Czech University degrees, transcripts and diploma supplements are 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 of a diploma that has already been certified by the authorities.

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How can I obtain an apostille for my Czech School Records?

Czech 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.

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How can I obtain a Czech Apostille on a medical certificate or doctor's letter?

Medical certificates issued in the Czech Republic can be authenticated with an Apostille stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior certification is required by the Ministry of Health.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Czech Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Czech birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of Czech birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from 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.

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How can I legalize a Czech degree certificate for submission to the United Arab Emirates?

Czech degree certificates, transcripts and diploma supplements required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates can be legalized at the Ministry of Education (original or certified copy), then attested by the UAE embassy in Prague

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How can I legalize a Czech degree certificate for submission to Vietnam?

Czech degree certificates, transcripts and diploma supplements required for submission to the authorities of Vietnam can be legalized at the Ministry of Education, then attested by the Vietnamese embassy in Prague.

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How can I legalize a Czech degree certificate for submission to Taiwan?

Czech degree certificates, transcripts and diploma supplements required for submission to the authorities of Taiwan can be legalized at the Ministry of Education, then attested by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague.

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I need to submit a Czech Certificate of no impediment to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Czech certificates of marital status to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union.

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 understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Czech Criminal Record Certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Czech Criminal Record Certificates to another Member State of the European Union when the certificate is issued to a Czech national and when the criminal record is clean (no convictions). In other cases, the recipient Member State may require an Apostille.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Czech Birth, Death or Marriage certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Czech birth, death and marriage certificates to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union. 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 understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain an Apostille on a Czech criminal record certificate?

Apostilles for Czech Criminal Record Certificates can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Certificates are available 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)

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

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.

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