EU – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

What has changed

Effective February 16, 2019, under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one European Union (EU) member state to the authorities of another EU state.

Also, EU citizens are no longer required to provide an official translation of their public documents in many cases. Instead, EU citizens can request a standard multilingual form, available in all EU languages to present as a translation aid attached to their public documents.

Who is affected

Clients who have hired or intend to employ EU citizens with or without family members.

What to expect

To view the online forms concerning Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 please click here.

These measures intend to lead to faster gathering of supporting documents, especially for applications for EU Certificates of Registration involving dependent family members, and Residence Cards for family members of EU citizens.

However, the implementation of the new rules may take varying amounts of time at different authorities in different member states.

To view the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 please click here.

What you need to do

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.