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Certification of the US documents for use in the Kyrgyz Republic

If you wish to certify the authenticity of a document issued or certified in one state of the United States, please be advised of the following:

Effective the date of August 1, 2011, the Kyrgyz Republic joined the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (1961 Hague Convention). As of this date, with the certification by the Hague Convention Apostille, U. S. documents are entitled to recognition in the Kyrgyz Republic and no legalization by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic is required.

For certification of a document with the Apostille, the following steps are necessary:

  1. After the document has been executed before a public notary, the clerk of the county court for the county in which the notary is licensed issues a “notarial certificate”. This certificate states that the notary was licensed on the date the act was performed. (In some states, the county court is known as the district court, the circuit court or, in Pennsylvania, a “prothonotary”. Some states do not require this step at all).
  2. The Secretary of State for the county certifies the document with the Apostille. The document is then ready to be used in the Kyrgyz Republic. Information on the all offices of Secretaries of State in the US is here: www.statelocalgov.net/50states-secretary-state.cfm

Legalization of the Canadian documents for use in the Kyrgyz Republic:

The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada legalizes the Canadian documents after taken a certification of the original document by Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC) of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade at:
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada K1A 0G2
Fax : (613) 944-7078
Tel: (613) 995-0119
Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authentification_documents.aspx?lang=eng

For legalization of the documents, the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic requires the following documents:

  1. A statement requesting that the document be legalized (from individuals) or a cover letter (from legal entities).
  2. The original documents have been legalized at JLAC.
  3. A photocopy of the document.
  4. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport photo page (for individuals).
  5. A photocopy of the passport page bearing the registration stamp (for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic).
  6. Consular fees: for individuals – USD50, for legal entities – USD100. The Embassy accepts checks payable to the “Kyrgyz Embassy to the USA and Canada” only from the following banks in Canada: JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Bank
  7. A stamped or prepaid self-addressed Mail envelope. If you apply by mail, you should enclose a stamped or prepaid self-addressed Mail envelope such as, UPS or Fedex. (Please note, the Embassy is not responsible for the delivery or transmittal of postal correspondence from persons who contact the Embassy to request the consular service of document legalization).

Important information:

  • The Embassy does not legalize the following documents: passport, military documents, employment records, driving licenses, technical certificates of registration of vehicles, labor union cards, documents belonging to the estates and creeds
  • Legalization processing time: regular processing time – 5 business days, urgent processing time – 3 business days (in this case the consular fee will double the original fee price).

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