Public Documents


National information and online forms concerning Regulation (EU) 2016/1191


Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Council and of the Council of 6 July 2016 on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 aims to simplify the circulation of certain public documents between Member States.

It applies to public documents issued by the authorities of a Member State that need to be presented to the authorities of another Member State. The Regulation abolishes the apostille requirement and simplifies formalities with regard to certified copies and translations.

The Regulation also introduces optional multilingual standard forms in 11 areas in order to avoid translation requirements. The forms are to be used in another Member State as translation aids attached to the public document.

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  • ANNEX I - BIRTH
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  • ANNEX II - LIFE
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  • ANNEX III - DEATH
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  • ANNEX IV - MARRIAGE
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