An apostille for a diploma and certificate of education issued after 2000 (for educational documents)

Education abroad is a dream of many high school graduates. Foreign universities provide a valuable basis for the development of person as a first-class specialist. In Europe and America, students can receive education in the latest and relevant specialties, which are not yet available in our schools. In addition to studying abroad, one can go there for an internship or full-time work in leading foreign companies.

For the implementation of those ideas, people traveling abroad will need documents about the education they have already acquired. For the states that have signed the Hague Convention, it is sufficient to affix an apostille for a diploma or a certificate of education.

Apostille for diploma/certificate: international recognition.

In order to provide documents for admission to a college, university or other educational institution or an employment, it is necessary to legalize your documents. This may be performed in 2 ways:

  • at the consulate of Ukraine upon arrival. This option makes it possible to legalize educational documents without leaving a foreign state. This requires high costs and long waiting periods and is suitable only for the countries that have not signed the Hague Convention.
  • to have an apostille affixed on your documents in Ukraine. You may do this independently, submitting documents to the MES, or make use of translation bureau services.

An apostille for a diploma or a certificate of education confirms an authenticity of a document, signatures and seals. The apostille stamp allows you to use documents abroad without the need of their legalization, which greatly simplifies a collection of papers for a foreign university or employer.

How and where to make an apostillation of educational documents issued in Ukraine after 2000?

How and where to make an apostillation of educational documents issued in Ukraine after 2000?

The apostille stamp on a diploma or a certificate of education is placed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The procedure is performed when an original is submitted. The law provides registration period of 1 to 30 working days. Documents submitted are verified for authenticity. With documents received after 2000, an authentication process passes much faster than with their older samples. All the information about such documents is available in a united electronic database, so there is no need in a request to be sent to an institution you graduated from. There is, however, an exception – medical and military universities do not submit data to be included to a united database and their documents undergo a longer authentication process. allows you to speed up the process. We have formal agreements with the MES. Our clients undergo a full apostillation procedure within the shortest possible time – from 1 day.

It is important to know!

The apostille stamp is affixed on documents in Ukrainian. For foreign institutions, it is necessary to perform a translation, and in some cases double apostillation is required. advantages: advantages: specialists carefully study every other case of our clients. We know every pitfall that a person can face when legalizing documents. Different countries have their own specific requirements, even for apostilled documents. We are ready to provide a full range of services so that your documentation package for foreign institutions can be collected as correctly as possible. office is located in the heart of Kyiv, not far from ‘Maidan Nezalezhnosti’ metro station. You can either send us documents by courier or bring them here yourself. We work with clients from anywhere in Ukraine and the world. We perform any translation service, apostillation and legalization of documents urgently and competently.