When a document is issued in a country, that has not acceded to the Hague Convention, the document issued abroad must be legalized not only at the institution of the local country, which is responsible for the legalization of the documents for their use abroad but also at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania or at the Lithuanian Embassy.
From 01.01.2024 applications for TRP require to have double legalization on the non-conviction certificates.
Starting with 18/01/2024 documents will be accepted only directly at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (further – Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Therefore, documents which will have been presented via courier services or otherwise from the latter date (regardless the respective document send-out date), will neither be considered nor legalized accordingly.
Documents for legalization when presented via courier will be admitted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only in cases of their presentation via diplomatic representations and consular posts of the Republic of Lithuania as well when submitted by courts, prosecutor’s offices and pre-trial investigation bodies, as established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania at the 30th October 2006 resolution No 1079 in regard of “The establishment of the guidance concerning the procedure of document legalization and approval certificate (Apostille)”, in points 10 and 11 thereof.
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