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The legalisation convention is the convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents, also known as the Apostille Convention (5 October 1961). This convention does not completely abolish legalisation but shortens the chain so that only a single action is required, the addition of an apostille. A document bearing an apostille does not require any further legalisation by the embassy or consulate of the country in which it is to be used.

Apostille for Austria - Legalising Austrian Documents

If your document originates from Austria then it should be legalised by the correct authority where the document was created or issued. For any document issued in Austria we suggest you try to contact the following apostille authority:

Bundesministerium für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten
Minoritenplatz 8
A-1014 WIEN

Telephone: +43 (5) 01150-0 OR +43 (5) 01150-4411
Fax: +43 (5) 01159-0
E-mail: post@bmaa.gv.at
Website: http://www.bmaa.gv.at

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. The Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs with regard to all documents issued by:

a) the Federal President or the Office of the Federal President,
b) the President of the National Council, the President of the Federal Council or the Parliamentary Administrative Office,
c) the federal government,
d) a federal ministry,
e) the Constitutional Court or the Administrative Court,
f) the Supreme Court, the Supreme Cartel Court at the Supreme Court, the Supreme Restoration Commission at the Supreme Court, the Supreme Restitution Commission at the Supreme Court or
g) the Court of Audit.

2. The presidents of civil courts of first instance, or their designated representatives for the issue of certificates (apostilles), with the exception of the Commercial Court in Vienna and the Juvenile Court in Vienna, with regard to all documents issued in the region served by the court in question by:

a) a court other than those referred to in point 1 (e) and (f),
b) a public prosecutor's office,
c) a notary,
d) a chamber of notaries or a bar association, in so far as the chamber or association in question did so in the execution of official federal duties.

3. With regard to all other documents,

a) provincial governors, for documents issued in their province in the execution of official federal duties,
b) provincial governments, for documents issued in their province in the execution of official federal duties.

Contact details:

Address: Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten
Minoritenplatz 8
A - 1014 Wien
Telephone: +43 (5) 01150-0
Fax: +43 (5) 01150-0
E-mail: beglaubigungen@bmeia.gv.at
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.bmeia.gv.at/
Languages of communication: German, English

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