Legalization Exemptions

Legalization exemptions are possible thanks to agreements between countries worldwide. Find out more with our International Agreements List.

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The legalization of documents is not required for acts and/or certificates which are issued by the countries that have signed the relative agreements. Please find below a list of International Agreements in terms of legalization exemptions. Each denomination of agreement is followed by the countries which have signed the mentioned convention.

Legalization exemptions: list of International Agreements

1. Convention between Italy and San Marino (March 31, 1939):

Italy, San Marino.

2. Paris Convention (September 27, 1956):

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey.

3. Luxembourg Convention (September 27, 1957):

Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey.

4. Agreement between Italy and Switzerland (November 16, 1966):

Italy, Switzerland.

5. London Convention (June 7, 1968):

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain (including Isle of Man), Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Norway, the Netherlands (including Netherlands Antilles, Aruba), Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

6. Convention between Italy and Germany (June 7, 1969):

Italy, Germany.

7. Vienna Convention (September 8, 1976):

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

8. Athens Convention (September 15, 1977):

Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

9. Munich Convention (September 5, 1980):

Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

10. Agreement between Italy and Spain (October 10, 1983):

Italy, Spain.

11. Brussels Convention (May 25, 1987):

Belgium, Denmark (except for Greenland and Fær Øer Islands), Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy and Latvia.

12. Agreement between Italy and Argentina (December 9, 1987):

Italy, Argentina.

13. Agreement between Italy and Austria (March 29, 1990):

Italy, Austria.

14. Agreement between Italy and Hungary (May 26, 1977):

Italy, Hungary.

15. Regulation (EU) 2016/1191:

EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary).

How we can help you get your documents legalized

  1. Studio A&P replies within 1 business day from your request through our contact form; you will receive a dedicated quotation with timeline and costs needed;
  2. The legalization process starts the same day the quotation is accepted, by paying the quotation fee (through paypal or wire transfer).
  1. First, you have to send the original documents to Studio A&P (in some cases, however, copies of the documents are enough);
  2. After receiving the documents, we will deposit them on your behalf at the competent authorities’ offices;
  3. Finally, once they are ready, Studio A&P sends you back the legalized documents.


The timing for apostille a document is around one week, depending on the province.

On the other hand, the timing for the consulate legalization, instead, is around two weeks, depending on the competent consulate.

  1. Full reimbursement 100% if the service is cancelled during the same day;
  2. Reimbursement of 30% after the notification of commencing the legalization process.

DHL courier and delivery costs depend on the destination from Italy and are excluded from the quotation.

Please Note: fees for legalization of documents vary based on your needs. Prices start from a minimum of €100,00 and increase based on:

  • Your Country;
  • Translation;
  • Type of document;
  • and other.

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