The procedure for consular legalization of official documents is established by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, international treaties and current legislation of Ukraine.
Legalization is a procedure for confirming the authenticity of the originals of official documents or verifying the authenticity of the signatures of officials authorized to certify the signatures on documents, as well as the validity of prints of stamps, seals attached to the document for the purpose of using it abroad.
Legalization in the established procedure of the document gives him the right to exist in international circulation.
Legalization is not subject to:
- documents and acts that are in conflict with the laws of Ukraine or which, by their very substance, may harm the interests of Ukraine or contain information that defames the citizens' honor and dignity;
- originals, copies and photocopies of passports, military tickets, work books, documents having the character of correspondence, permits for carrying weapons, certificates of registration of vehicles (technical passports), driver's license, identity cards, regulations and explanations regarding their application.
- documents issued by bodies and officials in excess of their authority.
If there is any doubt that the documents submitted correspond to the laws of Ukraine or the host state, the consular officer has the right to apply to the competent authorities of the respective state or to the relevant authorities in Ukraine according to official explanations.
When submitting official documents for consular legalization:
- Individuals submit a document certifying a person, and an application for consular legalization;
- legal entities submit a letter of request regarding the commission of consular legalization.
In case of submission of an application by the representative of an individual or legal entity, an authority or other document confirming the authority to act on behalf of these persons is submitted.
For consular legalization a consular fee is charged.
For legalization should be submitted:
Individuals submit a passport and fill out an application for consular legalization. If necessary, to file for legalization documents that are owned or issued on behalf of another person, the applicant must provide a notarized power of attorney from the owner of the documents;
Legal entities submit a letter of appeal (the form of the institution must contain the requisites and the seal), which states: the list of documents submitted for legalization, the purpose with which they are legalized, information about the person who is authorized to represent interests in the certification of documents.
- Individual documents - $ 80;
- Legal entities and organizations documents - $ 300.
Consideration is $ 10.
For registration of documents in urgent order a double fare of the consular fee is charged.
Consultation and reception of documents is carried out by the Embassy of Ukraine in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 09:00 to 12:00 every Tuesday and Thursday. Issuance of legalized documents takes place from 16:00 to 17:00.