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Legalization and translation: Nigeria

Legalization guidelines

Your documents and their translations require full legalization because no relevant bilateral agreements are currently in place with the issuing country.

Please note:

  • The legalization must be certified on the original document

  • After the legalization process in the issuing country, your documents must also be legalized by the appropriate Austrian representative authority

Required procedure:

  1. Legalization by the appropriate government ministry (ministry of education) of the country in which the document was issued

  2. Additional legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria

  3. Completion of the legalization process by the Austrian embassy in Abuja

Your documents must be inspected for factual accuracy by the Austrian embassy in Abuja. For further information on this mandatory inspection, please contact:

Austrian embassy in Abuja

Plot 9, Usuma Street, Maitama - Abuja/Nigeria

Tel: (+234) 706 41 83 226

Web: www.aussenministerium.at/abuja

E-Mail: abuja-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Translation guidelines

You can present your documents either in German or in English. If the documents were issued in a language other than German or English, they have to be translated by an officially certified court interpreter.

Please note:

  • The original document must have all the required legalization stamps before it is translated

  • The translation must be permanently attached to the original document by the interpreter

Required procedure for translations done in Austria:

  1. Legalization of the original document (see above)

  2. Translation of the legalized original
    Click here for a list of all Austrian certified court interpreters (in German)

Required procedure for translations done in the issuing country:

  1. Legalization of the original document (see above)

  2. Translation of the legalized original

  3. Legalization of the translation attached to the original document (see above)