Apostille - a new level of public service delivery in Tajikistan

01/02/2016 10:57
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, February 1, 2016, Asia-Plus – Tajikistan’s Government for the past six months has completed the process of accession to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents by taking further steps to implement the Convention in Tajikistan, according to the IFC Dushanbe Office.

In accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan №699 as of November 27, 2015 “About Regulations on Single Rules and Conditions of Putting Down of the Apostille on Official Documents of State Bodies of the Republic of Tajikistan” Apostille is put down on the official documents issued by state authorities of the Republic of Tajikistan.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice of are the competent authorities implementing Apostille services in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Since October 31, 2015 the official entry into force of the Apostille Convention for Republic of Tajikistan, the competent authorities, with technical support of the World Bank Group, have developed information materials, organized trainings and orientation courses.

As part of the accession of Tajikistan to the Apostille Convention, the Project of a Single Electronic Registry Apostille «e-Apostille» has been implemented.  With this system, fully adapted to modern conditions, concerned citizens have the opportunity to quickly verify the authenticity of the origin of the documents through the website www.Apostille.tj.  Single Electronic Registry System of Apostilles allowed the competent authorities to automate the process and speed up the procedure for authentication of the origin of the documents.

Electronic Registry enables the authentication of documents anywhere in the world via the Internet, which, in turn, provides security and guarantee on the international level.  The new system not only simplifies the procedure of the certificate, but also guarantees the authenticity of origin of the document, for further use of the document abroad.

It should be noted that Tajikistan is one of the first countries that launched the newest system - Single Electronic Registry Apostille.  At the moment, the system of electronic registry does not operate in all member-states of the Convention.

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