Certification of study documents, Certificates of conformity, Apostille of the Haye and Criminal records

Certification of study documents, Certificates of conformity, Apostille of the Haye and Criminal records2018-08-13T21:07:26+00:00





Through the CERTIFICATION procedure it is checked and certified the authenticity and legality of the study document. Certification procedure applies only to states that require, on a reciprocal basis, Apostille or legalization.
We recommend that you contact the competent authorities of the destination country in charge of study recognition. Contact details can be found on ENIC-NARIC webpages of the national centers of recognition and equivalence of diplomas network.

EQUIVALENCE means studied curriculum evaluation before the issuance of that diploma or degree and its compatibility with the Romanian education system; equivalence is followed by the issuance of a certificate endorsing owners with the same rights such as those who have studied in Romania.

Studies certificate of conformity with European Union Directives

Needed compliance certificates for recognition of professional qualifications in EU states, European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation for all non-regulated professions in Romania, but regulated in mentioned states shall be issued according OMECT no. 845/2007 for approving the issuance by the National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas of a certificate in accordance with the provisions of Directive89/48/EEC on the general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas attesting a minimum of 3 years training and Directive 92/51/EEC on a second general professional recognition system to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC.

CNRED issues in accordance with Law no. 200/2004, as amended and supplemented, a certificate of studies compliance with Directives 2005/36/EC and 2006/100/EC, for non-regulated professions in Romania.

Professional activities that are not regulated
Are activities not covered by Law 200/2004 with subsequent amendments:

1. activities of self-employed persons working in manufacturing industries (industry and small craft industries);
2. independent activities of individuals working in the food and beverage industries;
3. activities in wholesale trade;
4. commerce intermediaries activities, industry and small craft industry;
5. activities of independent people working in retail;
6. activities of self-employed persons working in the coal wholesale and intermediaries activities in the coal trade;
7. activities of independent persons and intermediaries working in the trade and distribution of toxic products; activities, trade and distribution of toxic products, activities involving professional use of such products including activities of intermediaries;
8. activities of self-employed persons working in the personal services: restaurants, cafes, taverns and other places where food is served and beverages are consumed, hotels, houses, campsites and other accommodation;
9. insurance agent and broker activities;
10. activities of self-employed persons working in certain ancillary transport services and travel agencies;
11. hairdressing services;
12. itinerant activities.

Information taken from the CNRED website: http://www.cnred.edu.ro/#Adeverinte


As of March 16, 2001, Romania joined the Hague Convention of 5October 1961, Convention abolishing the legalization requirement of foreign official documents. Before joining this Convention, the recognition abroad of Romanian documents required a complicated procedure, legalization of documents being made only by consulates of the countries for which you wanted recognition, after visa from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice in Bucharest. The Apostille simplified greatly this procedure and consists of a stamp (Hague Apostille) on documents for international authentication/legalization.

From September 1, 2005 Apostille of documents is made by Courts instead of the Court of Appeal (according to Law no.121/2005of05/05/2005 which provides in the art. 2: The Romanian authorities to issue the Apostille referred to in art. Article 3. (1) of the Convention are: courts, for official documents referred to in art. 1 lit.a), c) and d), and the prefectures, for official documents referred to in art. 1 lit. b). article that includes also study documents)

Apostille is actually a square stamp (of 9 cm side) or attached document A4 standardized form and is identical in all Member States of the Hague Convention, and is applied directly to the notarized documentor on an extension.

The Hague Apostille (regardless of the country of application, is called: Apostille – Convention de la Haye du 5 Octobre 1961).

For international recognition of civil status documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, after the Appostile is applied by the Prefecture, are translated into the language of the destination country by an authorized translator, including the Apostille, then legalized by a public notary, and finally certified translation is legalized with Apostille by competent Court or the Chamber of Notaries.

If you go to States Parties to the Convention regarding the Hague Apostille, after certification the study documents will be apostilled to the Prefecture.

If you go the states that are not signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention, after certification you will perform legalization of study documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The CRIMINAL RECORD keeps track of the criminal or administrative measures, convictions of the person requesting issuance of criminal record. The central criminal record registers also from the competent bodies of other states.

Criminal record certificate is issued to individuals within 10 days of request. Persons residing abroad can apply for the criminal record issuance through diplomatic missions orc onsular offices. Criminal record may also be required by their delegates, according to the procedure, as follows:

  • in the country, based only on a power of attorney certified by a public notary
  • abroad, based on authenticated power of attorney by diplomatic missions or consular offices, or by a public notary.

The criminal record contains the following data:

1. penalties, safety and education measures, delivered by final judgment;
2. commencement, interruption and termination of prison sentence, safety and education measures, parole and its revocation, payment of criminal fines,
3. amnesty, pardon, sentence rescript, rehabilitation.
4. sanctions and measures imposed by the final criminal judgments by foreign courts and measures taken by the acts conducted by the competent Romanian authorities
5. final judgment that change the criminal record
6. extradition.

Documents required for certificate issuance of individuals criminal records of are:

  • identity card/passport, attesting place of birth, domicile /residence of the applicant in the municipality of Bucharest;
  • application form, completed with civil status data and signed;
  • stamps;
  • payment proof of certificate issuance fee;
  • power of attorney in accordance with art.31 para.1 and 2 of Law no.290/2004, republished regarding criminal record(if case). For citizens of the Republic of Moldova, the power of attorney without apostille, according to art. 22 of Law no.177/1997;

Note: All documents will be submitted in original; Documents at point e) will be delivered in original if are issued only for obtaining the criminal record; if they are issued also for other purposes, a copy will be kept, which will be attached to the applications.

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