Authentication of Documents

All documents which applicants submit to the relevant office  (faculty or rectorate) must be properly authenticated in accordance with the relevant international agreements (current list of 21. 12. 2023). Please, see below what is applicable for you:

  • States with which the Czech Republic has signed a treaty of legal assistance

    Original documents are valid in the territory of contracting states without further authentication. Should the applicant present copies of such documents, they must be officially authenticated copies prepared by a Czech or foreign notary, at a Czech Diplomatic Mission abroad, or prepared via the Czech Point service.

List of states with which the Czech Republic has signed a treaty of legal assistance: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, France, Georgia, Yemen, Croatia, Korea (North Korea), Cuba, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Austria, Romania, Russian Federation, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Syria, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.


  • States that are signatory to a multilateral convention on the simplification of authentication of foreign public documents

    - CONVENTION ON ABOLISHING THE REQUIREMENT OF LEGALISATION FOR FOREIGN PUBLIC DOCUMENTS (Haag, 5. 10. 1961, published under No. 45/1999 Collection of International Agreements), hereinafter referred to as the “Convention de La Haye”.

A harmonised form of authentication of documents is determined for these states, an “Apostille”, as issued by the authorised body of the state in which the diploma was issued (“Apostille Authority”). A list of Apostille Authorities is available at the Hague Conference website at: (Authorities, per Convention, convention no. 12, direct link:


Documents from the following states must be authenticated in the form of Apostille: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Cook Islands, China - only Hong Kong and Macau (legalisation required from other territories in China), Denmark, Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé and Príncipe (from 15 July 2008), Dominica, Dominican Republic (authentication with Apostille Clause from 30 August 2009), Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, territories pertaining to France (i.e. French Polynesia, French Territory of the Affars and Issas, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Comoro Islands, Martinique, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna), Grenada (since 7 April 2002 – until that date administered under the United Kingdom), Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Kosovo, Costa Rica, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Germany, Niue, Netherlands and its territories (i.e. Netherlands Antilles, Aruba), Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philipines, Peru, Portugal, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Suriname, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, the USA and their territories (i.e. American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, Great Britain and its territories (i.e. Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands (British Virgins Islands), British Solomon Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands), Vanuatu and Venezuela.

Countries of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

For these countries Apostille (superlegalization in the case of Canada) may be replaced thereby:

1. foreign secondary school or university shares a student´s transcript with CZU - through email or school website.  Foreign school might send student´s transcript to CZU in a sealed envelope also. 

2. study applicant sends notarized copy of high school leaving certificate or university diploma to CZU by proper mail od DHL.

3. foreign secondary school or university issues a statement, verifying that this study applicant is its successful graduate.


  • Other statesSuperlegalization

    When superlegalisation is needed, the authenticity of signatures and stamps on original documents is authenticated:
  • by the ministry of foreign affairs of the state in which the secondary or higher education institution which issued the document has its registered office, or by the competent foreign body;
  • by the competent Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic.



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