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Authentication of Documents

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo provides administrative authentication of signatures on private documents and photocopies of private documents, as well as authentication of photocopies and translations of documents.

The authentication of a private document certifies the authenticity of the signature, while that of a copy or photocopy certifies the identity of the original document. The authentication does not certify the authenticity or the truth of the contents of the instrument.

Contracts of sale cannot be authenticated at the Embassy. Documents whose content is inadmissible and contrary to the norms of public policy shall also not be authenticated by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.


Authentication of a signature on a private document

The original document shall be brought by the client in person to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo. He/she must also bring a personal document (ID card, passport). He/she can sign the private document in front of an Embassy's official or acknowledge the signature on the document as his/her own.

The Embassy carries out only the administrative authentication and not notarisation. Notarisation can only be obtained from a certified Notary.

Please check beforehand with the Slovenian authorities to whom the document is addressed whether the Embassy's administrative authentication is sufficient.

A consular fee of EUR 19 will be charged for this service and must be paid in yen. Due to monthly currency fluctuations, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo (consular.tokyo(at)gov.si) for an exact calculation of the fee.



Certification of a photocopy

The client brings the original document with a photocopy and an identity document (ID card, passport) to the Embassy.

A consular fee of EUR 14 (plus an additional EUR 6 for each additional page) applies and has to be paid in yen. Due to monthly currency fluctuations, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo (consular.tokyo(at)gov.si) for an exact calculation of the fee.


Slovenia and Japan are signatories to the Convention on the Abolition of the Need for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents (The Hague, 1961), according to which a public document authenticated by the Apostille seal (authentication of the signature, seal and identity of the signatory) is recognised in another signatory country.



Authentication/legalisation of signatures and seals of the missions of certain countries in Tokyo

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo can also execute an authentication/legalisation of the signatures and seals of the missions of certain countries in Tokyo deposited at the Embassy, or an authentication/legalisation of the signatures and seals of the authorised staff of the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

If you require this type of document authentication, you are advised to consult the Consular Section of the Embassy beforehand.