Characeristics of a certification
The official seal (top left image) must be visible on all sides. For this purpose, the corners are folded over, the pages are laid on top of each other in an offset manner and stamped with the official seal. In this case, the declaration of certification and the signature of the certifying person on only one page is sufficient.
A notary certifies with string and embossed seal. In this case, the declaration and the signature of the notary on only one page is also sufficient.
We cannot recognise certifications by translators.
Where can I have documents certified?
The following authorities issue certifications that can be recognized by universities:
Outside of Germany:
Apostilles from some countries (please ask us beforehand)
Certifications from the following offices will NOT be accepted:
Health insurance companies
Apostilles from some countries cannot be recognized. In principle, apostilles from countries belonging to the Hague Agreement can be recognized. However, Germany has excluded recognitions from certain countries in the Hague Convention. Please check with us beforehand.