If a public document is to be submitted to a foreign authority, such document must be legalised by an Apostille. An apostille is a seal applied to a certified document to signify its legal authenticity for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.
The Apostille only certifies the signature, the capacity of the signer and the seal or stamp it bears. It does not certify the content of the document for which it was issued.
Apostilles are affixed by competent authorities designated by the government of a state which is a party to the convention. In Greece, apostilles are affixed by the Decentralised Administration of the region, where the document was issued. Apostilles for court documents are affixed by the competent Court of First Instance.
The affixation of an apostille shall precede the translation process. Therefore, please make sure that an apostille, if applicable, is affixed to your document, before proceeding to its translation.