Apostille is an arrangement under the Hague convention whereby one signatory government certifies to another that a legal document is genuine and “fit for purpose”. Cyprus and UK are signatories.
The EU has a separate EU legislation recognizing members states documents.
With UK no longer an EU country , then UK government and formal documents to be used in Cyprus will require an apostille. ( e.g Marriage, birth, divorce, adoption, Powers of attorney, Certificates)
Without Apostille the recognition process is lengthy, complex buried in “leagalese2 and expensive. The required site is:
It can be initiated on-line
You will need:
- The documents you want to legalise.
- A credit or debit card for payment.
- The address you want your documents returned to.
- Access to a printer.
- Cost £30 plus courier £15.
There is also a Premium fast track service available:
Telephone: 03700 00 22 44
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm