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Peruvian legalization of documents

Legalization of documents by ESTUDIO DELION, Peru

The firm was founded in 1984 and is recognized as one of the best Peruvian law firms for the year 2020. In terms of document legalization, ESTUDIO DELION provides specialized advice.

Peruvian Legalization of documents by ESTUDIO DELION

The legalization of a document requires a stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin. Once the document is obtained, it is presented to the Peruvian Embassy in the country of origin. This is to apply another stamp.

The two seals will legalize the document and leave it ready for presentation in Peru.

There is no expiration date associated with documents that are apostilled or legalized, except when their validity is confined to a certain period.

In addition, any time you wish, you are able to request the legalization or apostille of a document. There is no set period of time within which this should be done.

Basically, an apostille is a process of legalizing a public document that must be recognized in any other member country of The Hague Convention without any other authentication.

If we compare legalization with an apostille, the validity is the same, but the legalization process takes longer and costs more than an apostille.

In order for foreign public documents to be valid in Peru, they must be apostilled or legalized.

The two methods available to validate a document in a foreign country are an apostille and a legalization, and both seek to certify the authenticity of the signature.

  • Notarial and official authentications of signatures on private documents, and official certifications placed on private documents, can be legalized.
  • Documents issued by judicial officials or agents, secretaries or public ministries on behalf of the government.
  • The originals and certified copies of these documents, as well as the authenticity testimonies presented before a Notary, can be apostilled or legalized.