The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on Apostille entered into force on 16 March 2007 in the Republic of Moldova. Therefore, the Ministry of Justice of Moldova will affix the Apostille to documents issued by official bodies, or with their participation, which are intended to produce legal effects on the territory of the United Kingdom or on the territory of the Republic of Ireland. At the same time, the British or Irish Apostille is recognised, without additional legalisation by the Embassy of Moldova in London.
To affix the Apostille to national documents in order for them to be valid in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Justice for more information (www.justice.gov.md)
For British or Irish certificates of civil status (birth, marriage, divorce, death certificates etc), as well as those for use in the Republic of Moldova, legalisation (Apostille) is performed at the following addreses:
- for British documents – Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Consular Department, Legalisation Office (The Legalisation Office Norfolk House (West) 437 Silbury Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 2AH
- Tel: 01908 295 111
- Fax: 01909 295 122
- Email: Legalisationoffice@fco.gov.uk).
- For Irish documents – Department of Foreign Affairs, Consular Section (Department of Foreign Affairs, Hainault House, 69-71 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, tel. +353 (01) 408 2174)