Polen - Zuständige Behörde (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

click here to view previous designations of Competent Authorities and/or changes to such designations

  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Legalisation Section

  2. Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
    The Department of Art and Culture Education
    The following documents are subject to its competence:
    - certificates, diplomas, indexes or authentications issued by art schools

  3. National Agency for Academic Exchange
    The following documents are subject to its competence:
    1) diplomas of graduation with supplements,
    2) copies of diplomas of graduation,
    3) certificates of diplomas and post-graduate certificates,
    4) duplicates of diplomas and post-graduate certificates,
    5) certificates of graduation
    6) doctoral and postdoctoral diplomas, as well as their duplicates and copies - in the case of doctoral and postdoctoral degrees awarded by the authorized organizational units of the university.


Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Division
Legalization Section
Al. Szucha 23
00-580 Warszawa
Telephone: +48 22 523 9845
Fax: +48 22 523 8029
E-mail: legalizacja@msz.gov.pl
General website: www.msz.gov.pl/
Contact persons: Ms. Urszula Raznowiecka
Language spoken: English


Address: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
(Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego)
ulica Krakowskie Przedmiescie 15/17
00-071 Warszawa
Contact Person: Department of Art Education and Cultural Education
tel./fax.: + 48 22 55 15 590
email: vlaszczka@mkidn.gov.pl

Practical Information:

Price: 60 PLN
Issuing Apostilles: As of 18 May 2015, Poland is introducing a new stationery with enhanced security features for the purpose of issuing Apostilles. These security features include: guilloche pattern over the entire surface of a paper, micro lettering, national emblem visible both as a hologram and under UV light. The new stationery will be placed on public documents by self-adhesive sticker.
The Polish Competent Authorities shall use the new and previous types of stationery in parallel until the end of the stock of the previous one.
Useful Links: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/p/msz_en/travel_to_poland/apostille/apostille;jsessionid=F0510C70CE8CFE627565FC64C85BBBCE.cmsap5p

(This page was last updated on 26 March 2018)