INTRODUCTION TO LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS IN CAMEROON
Legalization of documents in Cameroon connotes the certification of a document that has already been authenticated. It is a process by which a foreign embassy in Cameroon or the ministry of external relations in Cameroon certifies the genuineness of documents, signatures or stamps, and /or seals.
PROCEDURE FOR LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS IN CAMEROON
- Give a Power of Attorney to our firm to represent in the entire process especially when the interested party is abroad.
- Submit original documents as no document in Cameroon is legalized without citing the originals.
- We shall officially write the External Relation Ministry requesting the legalization of documents in Cameroon.
- Complete the legalization forms at the Ministry of External Relations.
- Make a payment of the prescribed fee for legalization
- Fiscal stamp and certify true copies from the original
- After the payment, the applicant may submit the document(s) required to be legalized at the appropriate desk in the ministry of external Relations
- Apply for the document to be legalized at the relevant embassy where necessary and make payment of the prescribed fees at the embassy concerned.
It is crystal clear that the steps to legalizing documents in Cameroon are very strict and non-compliance will render the entire process a nullity enough reason why we recommend individuals and corporations who seek the legalization of documents in Cameroon, seek the services of experts so resources and time can be preserved.
SUITABLE LEGALIZATION DOCUMENTS IN CAMEROON
We can’t discuss how the legalization of documents in Cameroon is done without highlighting suitable legalization documents in Cameroon.
- Birth certificate of a child or adult
- Marriage certificate of couples
- Divorce certificate
- Single status affidavit
- Police clearance certificate
- Cameroon International Passport Data Page
- Academic documents (results, degree certificates, and transcripts)
- Company incorporation documents
- Authorization letters
- Declaration of asset
- Bank statements
- Sponsorship letters, etc.
In conclusion, it is worth of note that some documents may not be suitable for legalization. For instance, most embassies will not legalize any documents in conflict with their domestic legislation or its content may inflict harm to the citizens of their own country. And where any document appears with a strange seal or stamp that is not consistent with the one used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it will also be rejected for legalization.
Article by Barr. Mafany Victor Ngando
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