Legalisations and apostilles

Foreign students who have obtained their certificates and/or graduation certificates at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern can have them legalised in their home country for the purpose of recognition, i.e. have their authenticity confirmed by a foreign diplomatic or consular representation in Germany (=legalisation) who have obtained their certificates and/or graduation certificates at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern can have them legalised in their home country for the purpose of recognition, i.e. have their authenticity confirmed by a foreign diplomatic or consular representation in Germany (=legalisation). For many countries (see link below ADD) mutual legalisation is not necessary due to international treaties or is replaced by the "Hague Apostille". Ask the embassy or consulate of the country in which you wish to use the document whether you need a legalisation or an apostille.

 

Please proceed according to the following steps:

Students can obtain a preliminary authentication for the certificate and/or the final certificate or the doctoral certificate as well as their proof of matriculation at the Student Services and International Office, Building 47, Room 530, office hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 12:00 pm Please present your original documents and bear in mind that preliminary authentication may take 2-3 days. Please clarify with the supervisory and service authority (ADD) Kaiserslautern which form of preliminary authentication is the right one for you. The office hours of ADD Kaiserslautern as well as further information and costs can be found under the following link:

 https://add.rlp.de/de/themen/staat-und-gesellschaft/anerkennungen-beglaubigungenapostillen/

The supervisory and service authority (ADD) Kaiserslautern, Europaallee 7, 67657 Kaiserslautern is responsible for the provision of an apostille for use abroad.

After the authentication by ADD, the legalisation, which confirms the authenticity of the document, is carried out in Germany by the competent foreign representation of the country (consulate or embassy) in which the document is to be used. Some representations abroad require a final certification by the Federal Administration Office in Cologne before legalisation.

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