Attesting Benin Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Benin document legalization services

Can Benin documents be legalized by Apostille?

Benin is not a member of the Apostille Convention and does not issue Apostille stamps. Documents legalized in Benin need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country before they can be used.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Benin for use abroad?

Official documents that can be legalized in Benin include birth, death, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, criminal record and police certificates, company registration and tax documents, court documents, university and academic diplomas, certificates signed by registered doctors etc., documents issued by government authorities. Other documents may require prior certification by a notary or other authority.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for legalization in Benin, contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about legalizing documents in Benin and for assistance obtaining official copies of Benin documents, see:
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How can I obtain my Benin Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Benin Police Background Checks (Extrait de casier judiciaire) can be obtained from the Tribunal where you were born.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Benin Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Benin birth, marriage or death certificate?

Official copies of Benin birth certificates can be obtained from the municipal office or police station in your place of birth.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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