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Legalization

Effective April 15, 2012, the Republic of Uzbekistan joined the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961.Therefore, all documents originated in the United States and intended for use in Uzbekistan are not anymore subject to the legalization at Uzbekistan’s consular offices in the United States.


The following information describes the order of processing documents before submitting them directly to the appropriate authorities in Uzbekistan:

  • Notarizing at a notary public;
  • Attesting by a county clerk (public documents and court records are certified by the custodial of those records);
  • Certifying with an Apostil at the Office of the Secretary of the State where the document is recorded;

There is no need to legalize the documents originated from USA at the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in New York.

Legalization for Canadian documents

However, documents originated from Canada are still subject to be legalized at the Consulate General of Uzbekistan since Canada is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.

The following information describes the order of processing the Canadian documents before submitting them to the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in New York:

  • Notarizing before a notary public;
  • Certification by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada in Ottawa.

After the procedure at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa document has to be presented to the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in New York for legalization.

When documents are sent by mail to Consulate General of Uzbekistan prepaid return envelope also should be enclosed.

The cost of legalization is $120. It should be in the form of Money Order.

Important:

Because of the recent changes in bank’s requirements, effective from June 20, 2011 all payments from outside the United States should be made in USD and by international banking money orders. Foreign postal money orders will not be accepted. Examples here.

If you wish to send documents for processing by mail, please, enclose a self-addressed paid return envelope. In case the matter of safety and delivery accuracy of the documents is important for you, it is advised to use one of the following postage services: FedEx, UPS and Express Mail. Using other envelopes can delay the correspondence from the Consulate General. Please be advised that the Consulate does not send documents via U.S. Certified Mail, U.S. Registered Mail, DHL, Airborne Express and PuroLetter of Canada.