General Information


Please note that Eritrea is not a member of the Hague Convention dated October 5, 1961. That means that the procedure of apostille does not apply to the documents issued by the official bodies in Canada.

Procedure of legalization is determined by the Administrative Regulations of MFA Russia dated June 18, 2012.

Prior to be submitted to the Embassy the original document must be authenticated only at the Consular and Community Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea. It means that they should have a stamp and signatures of the duly authorized officials of the Department.

For the Consular legalization the applicant must do the following:


Provide to the Embassy following documents:

o    Original passport of the applicant or authorized person or its notarized copy;

o    Copy of the applicant's / authorized person's passport;

o    Application form:

§  For persons;

§  For companies;

o    For companies - the Power of attorney to represent the interests of the companies;

o    A copy of document to be legalized if it contains more than 5 pages;

o    Payment: 525 Nakfa per document for foreign nationals.


The processing period is up to five business days (from the date of application).

The documents subject to the consular legalization must comply with the following requirements:

·  Should contain such attributes as number, date, signature and seal;

·  Must be drafted without erasures and subscriptions, they should not contain unspecified corrections, they should not be done in pencil;

·  Text of the document must be clear and precise, signatures of the officials and stamps on the documents should be distinct;

·  A document, which contains more than one page, must be stapled, pages numbered and stamped.