The legalization of foreign documents, which have been issued and legalized by foreign enterprises and organizations is fulfilled upon conditions of available legalized stamp and signature of MOFA of the Republic of Korea. Legalization is a proof for the document emanating from the authorities of the state or compiled with the assistance of the authorities and consistent with the law of that state. It lies in the authentication of signature of the person signing the document and the seal of the authorized state body.
In accordance with international practice, there is no need for the legalization of passports and substituting documents.
The documents and acts that are contrary to the laws of Turkmenistan or its content may harm the interests of Turkmenistan or contain information discrediting the honor and dignity of citizens, as well as the originals and copies of passports, work books, military cards, identity cards, the ownership of the property, documents that are directly related to commercial or customs operations (accounts, documents on the movement of goods across the border, the agreement for the supply of goods, customs declarations, etc.) are not subject to legalization.
The following procedure should be carried out prior to submitting the documents to the Embassy of Turkmenistan for legalization:
- Documents need to be certified by a public notary.
- Documents should be legalized by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea.
- Official Letter from the company with request to legalize the documents. (Text is free style, on company standard letter with official stamp of the company)
- Photocopies of all the documents must be provided to the Embassy of Turkmenistan.
Please, note that if any of these requirements are not fulfilled, the Embassy reserves the right not to accept the documents for legalization . The fee for the legalization depends on the service the applicant prefers: normal service during 4-5 business days and express service – during 1-2 business days.
The legalization fee should be paid in USD ($) on the day of applying.