Superlegalization (superlegalizácia, vyššie overenie listín)

What

Superlegalization is the highest form of an official authentication of documents. It is a verification of document authenticity if such a document is to be used before the authorities of a foreign State when the state is not a party to the so-called “Hague Convention, or Convention on Apostille”. If you want to submit a document issued abroad to any Slovak state authority, you must first dully verify it (unless an international agreement specifies the exception) either by a) attaching an Apostille clause described in a previous paragraph, or by b) Superlegalization. Superlegalization is complicated – it consists of at least two/three steps, when the document is at first verified by

1) the competent authority of the issuing State (usually the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Justice), and secondly by

2) the embassy of Slovakia accredited for that state. Documents issued by competent foreign embassies (accredited for Slovakia) are additionally superlegalized by the

3) Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs in Bratislava.

Where

Consular department, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic – Document Verification Office (Pracovisko overovania dokladov), located at Pražská 7, Bratislava, tel: +421 2 5978 5978, official website (in Slovak): www.mzv.sk

Bratislava, Slovakia

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí Slovenskej republiky)

Hlboká cesta 2

833 36 Bratislava
T +421 (2) 59781111