The Republic of Moldova transitioning to e-Apostilles

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 11.42.32 AMThe Republic of Moldova released an official statement announcing that the country is transitioning to e-Apostilles.  The new regulation pertaining to e-Apostilles will be officially approved next week and  implemented by the end of September, 2013.

As a result of the adoption of e-Apostilles, paper Apostilles will no longer be used for public documents processed in Moldova. Like the other countries who have transitioned to e-Apostille, Moldova will be relying on PDF technology and digital signatures.  The final e-Apostille document will include scans of the signed physical document, and most of the Apostille application can be conducted online.

The Moldova government estimates that about 100,000 people who utilize the Apostille service will benefit from this transition, as the Apostille can now be processed quicker and with fewer fees and bureaucratic holdbacks.

There is also an online verification process that is part of the e-Apostille program.  However, this has been conducted online in Moldova since early 2009.