Poland - Competent Authority (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
    - documents issued by schools, other than mentioned above, intended for legal transactions with foreign countries.

  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 post-doctoral degrees awarded by the authorized organizational units of the university.

  4. Ministry of National Education
    The following documents are subject to its competence:
    -certificates issued by schools and vocational schools in Poland, mentioned in Article 8 para. 2 letter c of the Educational Law (Consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2018 position no. 996) and by schools, vocational schools and school consultation points at the diplomatic representations, consular offices and military representations of the Republic of Poland.

  5. School superintendents appropriate for the seat of the school
    The following documents are subject to its competence:
    -promotion certificates and certificates of graduation as well as indexes issued by schools;
    -documents issued by schools, continuing education facilities and practical educational facilities, other than mentioned above, intended for legal transactions with foreign countries.

  6. Directors of regional exam commissions:
    The following documents are subject to its competence:
    -certificates of completion of primary and secondary education at the level of external exams, certificates of secondary education, annexes to the secondary education certificates, certificates confirming professional qualifications, diplomas and certificates issued by regional exam commissions.

 

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legalisation Section
ul. Krucza 38/42
00-512 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: +48 22 523 9845
Fax: +48 22 523 8029
E-mail: legalizacja@msz.gov.pl
General website: www.msz.gov.pl/
Contact person: Ms. Urszula Raznowiecka
Language spoken: English

 

Address: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
(Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego)
The Department of Art and Culture Education
ul. Mikołaja Kopernika 36/40,
00-328 Warszawa
Poland
Correspondence address:
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17
00-071 Warszawa
Telephone: + 48 22 551 55 99
E-mail: drewers@mkidn.gov.pl
General website: http://bip.mkidn.gov.pl/
Contact Person: Daniel Rewers

 

Address: Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange
ul. Polna 40
00-635 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: +48 22 390 35 60
Fax: -
E-mail: apostille@nawa.gov.pl
General website: www.nawa.gov.pl
Contact persons: Ms. Hanna Reczulska
Language spoken: English

 

Address: Ministry of National Education
Al. Szucha 25
00-918 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: + 48 22 347 41 00
Fax: + 48 22 347 42 61
E-mail: informacja@men.gov.pl
General website: www.men.gov.pl
Contact persons: -
Language spoken: -

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 24 September 2018)

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