Ukraine – Apostille (Апостиль) and Birth Certificates

Sending birth records to the Ukraine

If 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.

Do you have any questions regarding this article?

Whether you're notarising a document for the first time or the hundreth time, the requirements, processes, and terms can be confusing and daunting - or just a pain and a hassle (especially if you need an apostille, or to authenticate or legalise as well). Don't worry! We're here to simplify it, explain it, and help you with what you need to achieve it.

Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our notary public services. We've also created a flowchart to help explain notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what's next?

Visit our Notary Fees page for a free quote for our notary public services or just call us on +61 2 9687 8885 to speak with our friendly team about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We're a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries, our low-cost fixed fees and service offering, and our availability to help on short notice. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, we help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.

Ern Phang
Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney.

Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.

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