In accordance with the European Union (EU) Regulation No. 2016/1191 on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting public documents in the EU Member States, as from 16 February 2019 certain public documents and certified copies thereof shall be exempted from apostille (confirmation of a document’s authenticity) and legalisation formalities in the EU.

You may request a public document for yourself or for the person whose legal or authorised representative you are.

Public documents for which you may request also a multilingual standard form to be issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs are certificates and confirmations from the Register of Natural Persons regarding the following data:

  • marital status;
  • domicile and/or residence;
  • birth;
  • death;
  • marriage.

A multilingual standard form attached by an authority to a public document as a translation aid may be used for submission in another EU Member State and together with the issued public document to which it is attached.

If an EU Member State allows a certified copy of a public document to be produced instead of the original, the authorities of the said Member State must accept the certified copy drawn up in the EU Member State where the public document was issued.

Find more information on the said Regulation and multilingual standard form on the European eJustice Portal. It should be taken into account that not all multilingual standard forms (the Regulation has XI Annexes) are issued in all the EU Member States.