Attesting Moldovan Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Moldovan Apostille services

Can Moldovan documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Moldova is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Moldovan 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 Moldovan 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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Civil status certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers)
Moldovan birth, marriage and death certificates) issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to one of the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

Multilingual certificates of no impediment to marriage
Moldovan certificates of no impediment to marriage are exempt from any formality for submission to the following countries (Munich CIEC Convention):
Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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

Moldova apostille stamps can be obtained for a range of official documents including Birth Certificates (certificat de nastere), Death Certificates (certificat de deces) and Marriage Certificates (certificat de casatorie), divorce certificates certificat de divort, Criminal Record Extracts (cazier judiciar), University diplomas and supplements, certificates of origin, medical certificates and court documents, as well as documents certified by a Moldovan notary.

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

Apostilles on Moldovan birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the Agency of Legal Information Resources (Ministry of Justice). Certificates issued prior to 24 February 1998 are not valid for an Apostille and a new official duplicate certificate must be obtained.

Civil status certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers)
Moldovan birth, marriage and death certificates) issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to one of the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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

Moldovan criminal record extracts (Cazier judiciar can be submitted online.
Apply for a police background check from Moldova Apply for a Moldovan Criminal Record ExtractExternal link (opens in new tab)

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

Apostille on documents in Moldova are normally obtained in 5-7 business days

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

Apostille on Moldova university degree and academic diplomas can be obtained from the Agency of Legal Information Resources (Ministry of Justice). Academic documents must be issued by an accredited educational institution and accompanied by confirmation from the educational institution that issued the certificate or from the Ministry of Education

Certificates issued after 1992 by educational institutions located in Transnistria can be authenticated with a Moldova Apostille when drawn up on model forms approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research. Certificates must not include any seal or stamp with symbols not pertaining to the Republic of Moldova.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Moldovan 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 Moldovan birth, marriage or death certificate?

Applications for duplicate birth, death and marriage certificates from Moldova can be submitted online (electronic or mobile signature required), at the Direcţia audienţă şi eliberarea documentelor de stare civilă in Chisinau, at Centrele unificate de prestare a serviciilor publice (CUPS) or at a Moldovan Embassies and consulates abroad Moldovan Embassy or ConsulateExternal link (opens in new tab)

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

Apostilles are not required when submitting Moldovan Multilingual certificates of no impediment to marriage issued to the authorities of a country that has acceded to the Munich CIEC Convention. Members of the Munich CIEC Convention are as follows:
Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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

Moldovan birth, marriage and death certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status) should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to countries that have acceded to the Vienna CIEC Convention. The following countries are contracting states of the Vienna Convention:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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

Moldova Criminal Record Extracts can be authenticated with an Apostille stamp issued by the Agency of Legal Information Resources (Ministry of Justice).

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Does Moldova issue e-Apostilles?

Yes - Moldova issues e-apostilles.

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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.

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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