Apostille and legalization - NAWA

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An apostille / legalisation is a form of a certification which confirms the official status of a domestic document that needs to be used abroad.

One of those certification procedures may be useful if you wish to study, work or register your stay in another country. Documents legalised or certified through the apostille become valid.

Since February 1, 2018, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has been authenticating documents awarded by Polish higher education institutions acting under responsible ministries. The authentication of a document by NAWA is the first obligatory step before its legalisation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Since then, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also transferred to NAWA the responsibility for the apostille certification of Polish documents confirming completion of studies.

Legal framework for the authentication of documents confirming completion of studies: