How to apply - NAWA

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Due to changes in work organization in NAWA from 16  March 2020 until further notice, the process of application for apostille and legalization has been temporarily changed:

  • Applications can be submitted by post only.

  • Time of processing applications may extend and exceed the period of 30 days.

  • Certified documents cannot be collected personally or by third person. They are sent by registered post to the address in Poland that has been indicated in the application form. Sending documents abroad has been put on hold.


Send the complete set of documents by post or submit it at the reception desk.

If you submit the documents at the reception desk, note that receptionists do not verify documents.

The complete set of documents consists of the following:

  • completed application form
  • documents to be certified
  • confirmation of payment

It is not possible to receive an apostille or authentication on your documents on the spot.

The certified documents are sent by registered post or – if you indicate in the application form that you wish to collect them personally – we will inform you by e-mail when you can collect the certified documents. If you do not collect documents until the agreed date – they will be sent to you by registered post.