When submitting documentation to the state authorities of Ukraine (MOH, Pharmacological Center, State Inspection for Quality Control of Medicinal Products), some documents must be submitted in the legalized form. Requirements for the legalization of a document depend on the country of origin of the document. To simplify the task, we have prepared a little "cheat sheet" with the requirements set up in relation to the documentation of certain countries.

Document legalization means confirmation of authenticity (the original document or its copy, the authenticity of the signature) in compliance with international law. Different documents are legalized in different ways, namely:

  • The power of attorney representation of interests at state bodies of Ukraine shall be signed by the responsible person. Thus, the signature is notary certified for its authencity and legality. Further legalization of document (only notarization or apostille, or legalization at the Consulate) - depends on the country of origin.
  • Document copies must be certified by a notary; further legalization of a document depends on the country of origin.

Country

Notarization only (or the original)

Notarization (or the original) and apostille

Notarization (or the original) and legalization at the Consulate of Ukraine

Notes or explanations

Albania

 

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Andorra

 

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Antigua and Barbuda

 

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Argentina

 

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Armenia

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The Minsk Convention

Australia

 

Х

 

 

Austria

 

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Azerbaijan

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The Minsk Convention

Bahamas

 

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Barbados

 

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Belarus

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The Minsk Convention

Belgium

 

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Belize

 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

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Botswana

 

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Brunei

 

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Bulgaria

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Bilateral agreement

China, Hong Kong

 

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China, Macao

 

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Chinese People's Republic

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Bilateral agreement; for the documents of China, only notarization is required

Colombia

 

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Cook Islands

 

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Croatia

 

Х

 

 

Cuba

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Bilateral agreement

Cyprus

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Bilateral agreement

Czech Republic

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Bilateral agreement

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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Bilateral agreement

Dominican Republic

 

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Ecuador

 

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El Salvador

 

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Estonia

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Bilateral agreement

Fiji

 

Х

 

 

Finland

 

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France

 

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Georgia

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The Minsk Convention

Germany

 

 

Х

Voted against the Ukraine at Hague Convention; a legalization at the Consulate is required

Greece

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Bilateral agreement

Grenada

 

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Honduras

 

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Hungary

Х

 

 

Bilateral agreement

Iceland

 

Х

 

 

India

 

Х

 

 

Iran

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Bilateral agreement

Ireland

 

Х

 

 

Israel

 

Х

 

 

Italy

 

Х

 

 

Japan

 

Х

 

 

Kazakhstan

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The Minsk Convention

Kyrgyzstan

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Latvia

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Bilateral agreement

Lesotho

 

Х

 

 

Liberia

 

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Liechtenstein

 

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Lithuania

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Bilateral agreement

Luxembourg

 

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Malawi

 

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Macedonia

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Bilateral agreement

Malta

 

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Marshall Islands

 

Х

 

 

Mauritius

 

Х

 

 

Mexico

 

Х

 

 

Moldova

Х

 

 

The Minsk Convention

Monaco

 

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Mongolia

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Bilateral agreement

Namibia

 

Х

 

 

New Zealand

 

Х

 

 

Netherlands

 

Х

 

 

Niue

 

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Norway

 

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Panama

 

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Poland

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Bilateral agreement

Portugal

 

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Republic of South Africa

 

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Romania

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Bilateral agreement

Russian Federation

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The Minsk Convention

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

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Saint Lucia

 

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Saint Vincent Grenadines

 

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Samoa

 

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San Marino

 

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Serbia and Montenegro

 

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Seychelles

 

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Slovakia

 

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Slovenia

 

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Spain

 

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Surinam

 

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Swaziland

 

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Sweden

 

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Switzerland

 

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Syria

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Bilateral agreement

Tajikistan

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The Minsk Convention

Tonga

 

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Trinidad and Tobago

 

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Turkey

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Bilateral agreement

Turkmenistan

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The Minsk Convention

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

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USA

 

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For documents from the U.S.,  Apostille is required

Uzbekistan

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Bilateral agreement

Venezuela

 

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Viet Nam, Socialist Republic

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Bilateral agreement

Other countries not listed above

 

 

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For all countries that are not the parties of the Hague and the Minsk Convention and have not signed a treaty on mutual legal assistance with Ukraine – notarization (or original) and legalization at the Consulate of Ukraine are required.

 

Contact information of the Consulates of Ukraine is available on www.mfa.gov.ua; for the customers of Cratia Ltd this information is provided in the course of cooperation.
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail us at info@cratia.com.ua, call us +38 044 332-42-94 or visit our office.


P.S: Cratia Ltd. provides assistance in the registration of medicinal products, medical devices and medical equipment, food supplements and cosmetics, and performs excellent translations of medical documentation of any complexity.
Contact information of the Consulates of Ukraine is available on www.mfa.gov.ua; for the customers of Cratia Ltd this information is provided in the course of cooperation.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail us at info@cratia.com.ua, call us +38 044 332-42-94 or visit our office.

P.S: Cratia Ltd. provides assistance in the registration of medicinal products, medical devices and medical equipment, food supplements and cosmetics, and performs excellent translations of medical documentation of any complexity.