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Translation & Legalization

Translation guidelines

We accept documents issued in German or English.

All for the application process necessary documents have to be translated, if they are not issued in German or Eng-lish. This translation has to be done by a court sworn translator after the documents were legalized. The translation must be permanently attached to the original document by the interpreter.

If a legalization is required for your document, the original document must have all the required legalization stamps before it is translated as the legalization stamps must also be translated.

Legalization

It is strictly necessary for a positive admission to legalize the documents needed for the admission procedure. The legalization is required before application. The type of legalization depends on the country your documents were issued in.

A list of required legalization per country can be found below.

Apostille

Your documents and their translations require an apostille. The country that issued your documents is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. The apostille is issued by the appropriate national public authorities designated by the individual countries that are party to the Apostille Convention

Please note:

  • The apostille must appear on the original document or on a sheet attached to it
  • Please note that we can only accept documents in which the national public authority have confirmed the authenticity of the signature of the person who has issued the document. Documents in which the notary public or the national public authority have confirmed only that the copy is identical to the original cannot be accepted.
  • Only official documents can be legalized by apostille. Each individual contracting state defines independently which documents are regarded as official and which as private.

Full legalization

Your documents and their translations require full legalization because no relevant bilateral agreements are currently in place with the issuing country.

Please note:

  • The legalization must be certified on the original document
  • After the legalization process in the issuing country, your documents must also be legalized by the appropri-ate Austrian representative authority

Required procedure:

  1. Legalization by the appropriate government ministry (ministry of education) of the country in which the doc-ument was issued
  2. Additional legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country
  3. Completion of the legalization process by the appropriate Austrian representative authority (Austrian embas-sy or consulate)

Legalization of educational documents per type of Legalization and Countries A-Z

No Legalization required
Belgium no legalization
Bosnia and Herzegovina no legalization
Bulgaria no legalization
Croatia no legalization
Czech Republic no legalization
Finland no legalization
France no legalization
Germany no legalization
Hungary no legalization
Italy no legalization
Liechtenstein no legalization
Macedonia no legalization
Montenegro no legalization
Montenegro no legalization
Netherlands no legalization
North Macedonia no legalization
Norway no legalization
Poland no legalization
Romania no legalization
Serbia no legalization
Serbia no legalization
Slovakia no legalization
Slovenia no legalization
Sweden no legalization
Switzerland no legalization
Legalization by Apostille (Members of the Hague Apostille Convention)
Albania Apostille
Andorra Apostille
Angola Apostille
Antigua and Barbuda Apostille
Argentina Apostille
Armenia Apostille
Australia Apostille
Azerbaijan Apostille
Bahamas Apostille
Bahrain Apostille
Barbados Apostille
Belarus Apostille
Belize Apostille
Bolivia Apostille
Botswana Apostille
Brazil Apostille
Brunei Apostille
Cape Verde Apostille
Chile Apostille
Colombia Apostille
Costa Rica Apostille
Dominica Apostille
Denmark Apostille
Ecuador Apostille
El Salvador Apostille
Fiji Apostille
Georgia Apostille
Greece Apostille
Grenada Apostille
Guatemala Apostille
Guyana Apostille
Honduras Apostille
Hong Kong Apostille
India Apostille
Israel Apostille
Japan Apostille
Kazakhstan Apostille
Korea (Republic) Apostille
Latvia Apostille
Lesotho Apostille
Liberia Apostille
Lithuania Apostille
Luxembourg Apostille
Macau Apostille
Malawi Apostille
Marshall Islands Apostille
Malta Apostille
Mauritius Apostille
Mexico Apostille
Moldova (Pepublic) Apostille
Monaco Apostille
Morocco Apostille
Mozambique Apostille
Namibia Apostille
New Zealand Apostille
Nicaragua Apostille
Niue Apostille
Oman Apostille
Panama Apostille
Paraguay Apostille
Peru Apostille
Portugal Apostille
Russia Apostille
Samoa Apostille
San Marino Apostille
São Tomé und Príncipe Apostille
Seychelles Apostille
Solomon Islands Apostille
South Africa Apostille
Spain Apostille
St. Kitts and Nevis Apostille
St. Lucia Apostille
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Apostille
Suriname Apostille
Swaziland Apostille
Switzerland Apostille
Tonga Apostille
Trinidad and Tobago Apostille
Turkey Apostille
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Apostille
Ukraine Apostille
Uruguay Apostille
USA Apostille
Vanuatu Apostille
Venezuela Apostille
Zimbabwe Apostille
Full Legalization
Afghanistan full legalization
Algeria full legalization
Bangladesh full legalization
Benin full legalization
Bhutan full legalization
Burkina Faso full legalization
Burundi full legalization
Cambodia full legalization
Cameroon full legalization
Canada full legalization
Central African Republic full legalization
Chad full legalization
China (People’s Republic) full legalization and certification of APS or CDGDC
Comoros full legalization
Congo (Democratic Republic) full legalization
Congo full legalization
Côte d’Ivoire full legalization
Cuba full legalization
Djibouti full legalization
Dominican Republic full legalization
East Timor full legalization
Egypt full legalization
Equatorial Guinea full legalization
Eritrea full legalization
Ethiopia full legalization
Gabon full legalization
Gambia full legalization
Ghana full legalization
Guinea full legalization
Guinea-Bissau full legalization
Haiti full legalization
Indonesia full legalization
Iran full legalization
Iraq full legalization
Jamaica full legalization
Jordan full legalization
Kenya full legalization
Kiribati full legalization
Korea (Democratic People’s Republic) full legalization
Kosovo full legalization
Kuwait full legalization
Kyrgyzstan full legalization
Laos full legalization
Lebanon full legalization
Libya full legalization
Madagascar full legalization
Malaysia full legalization
Maldives full legalization
Mali full legalization
Mauritania full legalization
Micronesia full legalization
Mongolia full legalization
Myanmar full legalization
Nauru full legalization
Nepal full legalization
Niger full legalization
Nigeria full legalization
Pakistan full legalization
Palau full legalization
Palestine full legalization
Papua New Guinea full legalization
Philippines full legalization
Qatar full legalization
Rwanda full legalization
Saudi Arabia full legalization
Senegal full legalization
Sierra Leone full legalization
Singapore full legalization
Somalia full legalization
Sri Lanka full legalization
Sudan full legalization
Syria full legalization
Taiwan full legalization
Tajikistan full legalization
Tanzania full legalization
Thailand full legalization
Togo full legalization
Tunisia full legalization
Turkmenistan full legalization
Tuvalu full legalization
Uganda full legalization
United Arab Emirates full legalization
Uzbekistan full legalization
Vatican City full legalization
Vietnam full legalization
Yemen full legalization
Zambia full legalization