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​​​Apostille (Legalisation of Documents) 


    The public is hereb​y informed that a fee will be charged for each apostillised document as from 01 January 2016. 


      What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a documentary device by which a government department authenticates a document as genuine, thereby legalizing it for use in another member country, as laid out under the terms in the Hague Convention of 1961.

Once the document has been apostillised (thereby providing official government authentication of the stamps and signatures appearing on it), it is automatically deemed legalized for use in another member country.

The Hague Convention of 1961
The Hague Convention of 05 October 1961 abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents has brought about a basic simplification to the formalities of legislation of public documents outside the countries from which they emanate. These formalities of legalization have been reduced to the delivery of a certificate in a prescribed form entitled "Apostille".
 
Mauritius is one of the signatories of the above Convention and it is the Prime Minister's Office which is responsible for the final authentication exercise, that is, issuing the "Apostille". ​

 
       Fees for public documents​
 
Fees for each apostillised document are as f​ollows with effect from 01 January 2016:-​







​ Type of Documents​​​

​Fees payable
​Citizens of ​Mauritius
Non-Citizens​
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A.

​​​
1.    Documents from Civil Status or any other foreign bodies responsible for Civil Status matters
2.    Birth Certificates ​(Original and Recent)
3.    Marriage Certificates ​​(Original and Recent)
4.    Death Certificates (Original and Recent)
5.    Publication of Marriage​ (Original)
6.    Certificate of Marital Status​ (Original and Recent)
7.    Attestation of Marriage Certificates (Original and Recent)
8.    Identity Cards (Certified by Civil Status Officer)
9.    Certificates of Character from DPP’s Office (Certified by DPP's Office)
10. Divorce Judgments (Certified by Supreme Court)
11. Copies of Medical Certificates (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)
12. Translated documents (Certified by Supreme Court)
13. Affidavits (Certified by Supreme Court)
14. Educational Certificates / Diplomas / Degrees (Copies certified by Career's Guidance Section(Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training)
15. Police Attestations for personal use (Original)
16. Bills/invoices for personal use​ (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ​
Rs 100
per 
document​

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Rs 500
per
document​

 
 
B.​

1.    Documents from Supreme Court
2.    Power of Attorney (POA) (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)
3.    Certificate of Incorporation and Incumbency (COI), Certificate of Current Standing, Business Registration Card, etc. (Certified by Registrar of Companies)
4.    Expeditions (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)
5.    Written Resolutions of Board of Directors (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)
6.    Bills/Invoices for businesses​ (Notarised and Certified by Supreme Court)

 
 
 
Rs 500 per document​

 
C.​

Any other Documents e.g. form
1.    Registrar of Companies (Original)
2.    Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, - Trade and Sanitary Documents (Original)
3.    Police – Attestations for businesses (Original)
4.    Passport and Immigration Office – Permits​ (Certified by PIO)



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Rs 500 p​er document


      How to proceed?
 
Any person who wishes to have one of the public documents mentioned above be legalized should call at the Prime Minister's Office, New Government Centre, 2nd Floor, between 09 00 hours to 15 00 hours.
 
       Conditions:-

1.    Documents for legalization (Apostille) should as far as possible be submitted in person and collected within two (2) working days as from 10 AM to 2 PM.
2.    Applicants must produce their payment receipt for collection.
3.    Submission of documents is from 9 AM to 3 PM.
4.    Persons delegated by Companies, Notaries, Solicitors, Travel Agents etc, should produce a letter clearly stating the number and description of documents each time they are submitted.​
5.    All applicants must produce their Identity Cards.  All persons applying for an apostille on behalf of another person, must produce the applicant's Identity Card, along with their own Identity Card.
6.    Persons losing their "Apostille" receipt should produce a letter stating the document they submitted and its description (Name etc...).



ü  Please do call us + (230) 201-3587 for any of your queries or clarifications.  Our staff is always here to assist you.
 
ü  Or feel free to visit our website on ​
 
ü  Or email us on pmo@govmu.org


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