EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

Under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, effective 16 February 2019, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one EU member state to the authorities of another EU member state.

In addition, EU citizens are also no longer required to provide an official translation of their public documents in many cases – instead they can request a multilingual standard form, available in all EU languages, to present as translation aid attached to their public documents.

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EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

This alert was prepared with information provided by Mazzeschi and Sagardoy Abogados.

VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

Effective immediately, the Venezuelan embassy in Argentina is now authorised to stamp an apostille seal on Venezuelan criminal records certificates.

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VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, processing times for immigration procedures at the Venezuelan Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners Control (SAIME) have increased.

Processing times cannot currently be anticipated or guaranteed, due to a recent change of internal systems, and the need to retrain SAIME staff in the new procedures.

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

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AUSTRIA – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

Effective immediately, university diplomas and school leaving certificates submitted in support of initial Red-White-Red Card Plus (RWR Card Plus) applications by dependent family members of Red-White-Red Card (RWR Card) holders must be legalised and then authenticated under the ENIC NARIC framework.

Previously, ENIC NARIC recognition of university diplomas was not required for these applicants.

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AUSTRIA – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Relocation Services Strohmayer.

DENMARK – Civil Registration Changes in Copenhagen

Effective immediately, the online application and appointment booking system for CPR registration at International House in Copenhagen has been closed until further notice. All CPR applicants in Greater Copenhagen must now attend International House in person, take a number and wait for their turn.

Waiting times are not known. Some relocation and immigration agencies have access to a special online system for booking speedier appointments.

In a more positive development, the registration authorities at International House no longer require marriage certificates to be legalized for CPR registration purposes if they have already been accepted by the Danish Immigration Authority in support of a successful application for a work and residence permit.

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DENMARK – Civil Registration Changes in Copenhagen

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

DENMARK – Stricter Document Requirements for Local Registration

The Danish registration authorities have recently started to require marriage and birth certificates originating in non-European Union countries, submitted in support of local registration procedures, to be apostilled (or legalized).

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DENMARK – Stricter Document Requirements for Local Registration

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 12 June 2017] Registration and notarisation (authentication) services have been resumed in Venezuela. Nevertheless, delays of five to seven business days are likely in document processing time.

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VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended [UPDATED]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Staff Relocation Services Venezuela and Godoy Córdoba.

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