Ukraine – Apostille (Апостиль) and Birth Certificates

Sending birth records to the Ukraine

UkraineIf you are sending legal documents from Australia to the Ukraine, you need to have those documents stamped with an apostille.

An apostille (Апостиль) is a certificate from the Department of Foreign Trade and Affairs confirming that the document is either:

  1. an original government document; or
  2. a document that has been notarised.

Once the document has been stamped with an apostille, it will be accepted in the Ukraine. Without an apostille, the document may be rejected resulting in further delays and additional costs.

According to the Apostille Convention, an apostille can only be issued on public documents that are:

  • documents from an authority or an official connected with a court or tribunal;
  • public administrative documents prepared by an administrative agency or government authority; or
  • documents issued or signed by a notary public.

We assist many clients by arranging for an apostille to be stamped on original birth certificates issues by the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. You can order multiple copies so that you have extras or spares in case you need to use the certificates for other purposes locally or overseas.

As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney we also assist with notarising other documents, including certified copies of original government documents, so that they can be stamped with an apostille and sent to the Ukraine.

In most cases, we generally allow for up to 5 business days processing times to ensure that the documents have been properly notarised an stamped with an apostille. Our experience in assisting clients with sending documents to the Ukraine means you can have confidence and peace of mind knowing that we are looking after your best interest.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2012-06-17 09:00:01 / Last edited: 2018-05-26 15:09:01