Legalization of Documents

The Legalization of documents is a formality which confirms the authenticity of a document and the identity of the signatory.

For a Brazil originating document have effects abroad, it is necessary the legalization of the original document by the Brazilian Consular Authority (SLRC). This legalization of documents is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs MRE. Some countries require that, certain documents also contain the certification of the consular service of the destination country, issued by the diplomatic representation in Brazil.

When the original documents are produced abroad, they should also contain the certification of the consular service, at the Brazilian embassy, in the country in which they were issued.

The Costagille provides consultancy on legalization of documents issued in Brazil as issued abroad.

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