Clarification on the certification of translation of documents

The absence of legalization of a foreign document cannot be a reason for refusing to certify its translation.

At the same time kindly pay attention to the fact that in order to use a document drawn up with the participation of officials of competent authorities of a foreign state or issued by them in the Russian Federation, the certification of translation may not be sufficient, and the document can be rejected in cases where the requirement of legalization of the document is set by the law.


From January 1, 2016 the Russian Federation partially suspends the application of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the terms of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Turkey of  May 12, 2010 in the part regarding citizens of the Republic of Turkey who are holders of ordinary passports.

Effectively from this date, above mentioned persons will have to get Russian visa in one of the Diplomatic missions or Consular institutions of the Russian Federation in accordance with Russian legislation.

For details, please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy.