The procedure for legalizing marriage certificate in Cameroon involves three major steps. In some circumstances, legalizing your marriage certificate in Cameroon is required at relevant embassies especially if the couples intend to use it abroad. The procedure to authenticate marriage certificate in Cameroon is a complex one, reason why specialist advice is required.
PROCEDURE FOR LEGALIZING MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE IN CAMEROON
1 . The first procedure for legalizing a marriage certificate in Cameroon is to contact a family attorney
2. Legalizing your marriage certificate in Cameroon required the applicant or through counsel to obtain the certified true copy of the marriage certificate at the relevant registry
3. Authenticate marriage certificate in Cameroon with a notary public in Cameroon
4. The last procedure for legalizing your marriage certificate in Cameroon is authentication at the ministry of foreign affairs or external relations in Cameroon.
The attestation of a document by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is required before any document originated in Cameroon before it may be tendered or used for any official purposes abroad. Some countries may further demand legalizing your marriage certificate in Cameroon at their embassies in Cameroon.
However, some documents may require additional steps before they can be authenticated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs For instance, with regard to the examination result, in other to legalize such a document, your results must be confirmed at the Cameroon GCE Board and validated by the Ministry of Education before the authentication process at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, follows by legalization at the relevant embassy if required.
An applicant may seek to personally authenticate marriage certificate in Cameroon without employing the services of a lawyer, however, where an applicant has employed the services of a lawyer, such an attorney will be entitled to charge a legal fee for such works.
Finally, an applicant seeking to legalize a marriage certificate in Cameroon must provide a CTC of the marriage certificate and also issue a Power of Attorney (POA) to an attorney where the services of a lawyer are required to carry out such work.
Article by Barr. Mafany victor Ngando
Kinsmen Advocates Law Firm
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