Legalization

Since the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a signatory of Hague Convention 1961, each document, issued by Nigerian authorities, should be legalized by the Embassy’s Consular Division for its legal use on the territory of the Russian Federation. Legalization implies certification of genuine stamps and signatures, made by authorized officials of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. Service performance period is 5 working days.

To legalize a document an applicant should personally present the following papers: application form, identity card or passport, power of attorney (for legal bodies), consular fee payment receipt and a document for legalization.

Document can not be legalized if:

  • it is in conflict with the legislation of the Russian Federation or its content may inflict harm to the Russian national interests;
  • it does not comprise necessary attributes (registration number, date, signature, stamp etc.);
  • affixed signature and stamp are not distinct or do not match the official Ministry’s models;
  • it contains erasures, corrections, crossed out words etc.