Attesting Monaco Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Monaco Apostille services

Can Monaco documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Monaco is a member of the Apostille Convention.

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

Documents that can be legalized in Monaco with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Justice include Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates (issued within the last 3 months), Divorce Decrees, Criminal Record Extracts (Extrait de casier judiciaire), divorce certificates, Judicial documents and other documents certified in Monaco by a notary, such as powers of attorney.

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

Apostille stamps for Monaco Certificated of Civil Status (birth, death and marriage certificates) are issued by the Ministry of Justice. Certificates must have been issued within the last 3 months to be valid for an Apostille.

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

Monaco Criminal Record Extracts - Bulletin No. 3 (Extrait de Casier Judiciaire) can be obtained in person or through an authorized representative from the Palais de Justice. Applications can also be submitted by post and by email. Monaco Criminal Record Extracts are issued to Monaco nationals and residents, or to anyone born in Monaco.
Monaco Criminal Record Extracts (Bulletin No. 3) can be obtained in person, by email or by post. Apply for a 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 Monaco?

Monaco Apostilles are normally obtained in 2-4 business days

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I need an apostille for my Monaco birth, death or marriage certificate - do I need to provide an original certificate?

Yes - the original certificate is required, issued by the Town Hall. The certificate must have been issued within the last 3 months.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Monaco Power of Attorney?

An Apostille can be obtained for a Power of Attorney from the Ministry of Justice. The Power of Attorney must be certified by a Monaco notary.

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

Monaco birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained online:
Apply online for official copies of Monaco birth, death and marriage certificates Obtain Civil Status CertificatesExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How can I legalize a Monaco document for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Monaco documents required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates must be legalized in Monaco by the Ministry of State (Ministère d'État) and then attested by the U.A.E. embassy in Paris.

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How can I legalize a Monaco document for use in Qatar?

Monaco documents required for submission to the authorities of Qatar must be legalized in Monaco by the Ministry of State (Ministère d'État) and then attested by the Qatar embassy in Paris.

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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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