Legalization


It is strictly necessary for a positive admission to legalise the documents needed for the admission procedure. The legalisation is required before application. The type of legalisation depends on the country your documents were issued in. A list of required legalisation per country can be found below.

Apostille - Member countries of the Hague convention

Documents and translations from these countries must have an official certificate ("apostille") to be recognized in Austria.

The apostille is issued by the competent authority as designated by each Contracting State. The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) website has a list of the competent authorities in each Contracting State.

Full legalization procedures

No bilateral or other agreements have been made with the country in which your documents were issued. Therefore, any documents or translations issued by your country must undergo full legalization procedures before they can be recognized in Austria.
The legalization confirmation must be affixed to every original document seperately.

Your documents must first be legalized in the issuing country (the final step in this process is submitting your documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country) before they can be legalized by the competent Austrian representative authority.

Procedure:

  1. Legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in which the document was issued
  2. Legalization by the Austrian consular authorities (embassy or consulate)
Afghanistan full legalisation
Albania Apostille
Algeria full legalisation
Andorra Apostille
Angola Apostille
Antigua and Barbuda Apostille
Argentina Apostille
Armenia Apostille
Australia Apostille
Azerbaijan Apostille
Bahamas Apostille
Bahrain Apostille
Bangladesh full legalisation
Barbados Apostille
Belarus Apostille
Belize Apostille
Benin full legalisation
Bhutan full legalisation
Bolivia Apostille
Bosnia and Herzegovina no legalisation
Botswana Apostille
Brazil Apostille
Brunei Apostille
Burkina Faso full legalisation
Burundi full legalisation
Cambodia full legalisation
Cameroon full legalisation
Canada full legalisation
Cape Verde Apostille
Central African Republic full legalisation
Chad full legalisation
Chile Apostille
China (People's Republic) full legalisation and certification by APS
Colombia Apostille
Comoros full legalisation
Congo (Democratic Republic) full legalisation
Congo full legalisation
Costa Rica Apostille
Côte d'Ivoire full legalisation
Cuba full legalisation
Cyprus Apostille
Denmark Apostille
Djibouti full legalisation
Dominica Apostille
Dominican Republic full legalisation
East Timor full legalisation
Ecuador Apostille
Egypt full legalisation
El Salvador Apostille
Equatorial Guinea full legalisation
Eritrea full legalisation
Estonia Apostille
Ethiopia full legalisation
Fiji Apostille
Gabon full legalisation
Gambia full legalisation
Georgia Apostille
Ghana full legalisation
Greece Apostille
Grenada Apostille
Guatemala Apostille (until 17.09.2017 full legislation!)
Guinea full legalisation
Guinea-Bissau full legalisation
Guyana Apostille
Haiti full legalisation
Honduras Apostille
Hong Kong Apostille
Iceland Apostille
India Apostille
Indonesia full legalisation
Iran Vollbeglaubigung
Iraq full legalisation
Ireland Apostille
Israel Apostille
Jamaica full legalisation
Japan Apostille
Jordan full legalisation
Kazakhstan Apostille
Kenya full legalisation
Kiribati full legalisation
Korea (Democratic People's Republic) full legalisation
Korea (Republic) Apostille
Kosovo full legalisation
Kuwait full legalisation
Kyrgyzstan full legalisation
Laos full legalisation
Latvia Apostille
Lebanon full legalisation
Lesotho Apostille
Liberia Apostille
Libya full legalisation
Lithuania Apostille
Luxembourg Apostille
Macau Apostille
Macedonia no legalisation
Madagascar full legalisation
Malawi Apostille
Malaysia full legalisation
Maldives full legalisation
Mali full legalisation
Malta Apostille
Marshall Islands Apostille
Mauritania full legalisation
Mauritius Apostille
Mexico Apostille
Micronesia full legalisation
Moldova (Pepublic) Apostille
Monaco Apostille
Mongolia full legalisation
Montenegro no legalisation
Morocco Apostille
Mozambique Apostille
Myanmar full legalisation
Namibia Apostille
Nauru full legalisation
Nepal full legalisation
New Zealand Apostille
Nicaragua Apostille
Niger full legalisation
Nigeria full legalisation
Niue Apostille
Oman Apostille
Pakistan full legalisation
Palau full legalisation
Palestine full legalisation
Panama Apostille
Papua New Guinea full legalisation
Paraguay Apostille
Peru Apostille
Philippines full legalisation
Portugal Apostille
Qatar full legalisation
Russia Apostille
Rwanda full legalisation
Samoa Apostille
San Marino Apostille
São Tomé und Príncipe Apostille
Saudi Arabia full legalisation
Senegal full legalisation
Serbia no legalisation
Seychelles Apostille
Sierra Leone full legalisation
Singapore full legalisation
Solomon Islands full legalisation
Somalia full legalisation
South Africa Apostille
Spain Apostille
Sri Lanka full legalisation
St. Kitts and Nevis Apostille
St. Lucia Apostille
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Apostille
Sudan full legalisation
Suriname Apostille
Swaziland Apostille
Switzerland no legalisation
Syria full legalisation
Taiwan full legalisation
Tajikistan full legalisation
Tanzania full legalisation
Thailand full legalisation
Togo full legalisation
Tonga Apostille
Trinidad and Tobago Apostille
Tunisia full legalisation
Turkey Apostille
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Apostille
Turkmenistan full legalisation
Tuvalu full legalisation
Uganda full legalisation
Ukraine Apostille
United Arab Emirates full legalisation
United Kingdom Apostille
Uruguay Apostille
USA Apostille
Uzbekistan full legalisation
Vanuatu Apostille
Vatican City full legalisation
Venezuela Apostille
Vietnam full legalisation
Yemen full legalisation
Zambia full legalisation
Zimbabwe full legalistaion