Please be advised that the United
States and the Russian Federation are signatories to the Hague Convention of
October 5, 1961. In accordance with the Convention, in order for U.S. documents
to be valid in Russia, they must bear an apostille certificate confirming
the capacity of the government official signing the document, authenticity of
the signature and, where appropriate, of the seal or stamp on the document.
Documents with apostilles do not require any further legalization.
Issuance of Power of
Notarized issuance of powers of
attorney in the consulates of Russia is made in case these documents are
intended for activities in the territory of the Russian Federation.
consul shall issue a power of attorney on behalf of one or several persons in
the name of one or several persons.
consul shall prove the identity of the trustee (the person issuing the power of
attorney) on the basis of the submitted documents (for citizens of the Russian
Federation foreign passports).
consular fee for drawing up and notarizing the power of attorney depends on the
type of the power of attorney.
of a person by Documents
While performing consular
formalities and notarizing documents, the consul shall identify physical and
juridical entities on the basis of the documents submitted by them.
The identity of a person without citizenship shall be established on the basis
of official documents issued by local authorities.
Legal competence of a juridical person (office, enterprise, organization)
shall be established on the basis of the charter documents (Charter, Foundation
Agreement. For not-for-profit organizations — on the basis of General
Provisions and registration documents).
The consul shall also verify the powers of the representative of the juridical
person on the basis of:
Availability of his office certificate with a photograph indicating the fact
that the person is the CEO;
Certified extracts of the minutes about the appointment of the officials
empowered to sign documents on behalf of the said legal person;
Power of attorney for carrying out a