Translation of documents

According to the existing practice, official organizations in the Russian Federation may not accept a foreign document if it is not accompanied by a certified translation, which should be legalized by a Consular office of the Russian Federation in the country of origin of the document.

Consul authenticates translation of the document from one language into another.

Therefore, in order to be accepted in the Russian Federation each document has to be accompanied by an Apostille issued by the Office of the Secretary of State in a respective state and by a certified translation.

The full text of the document has to be translated into Russian and signed by a certified translator. Consul verifies the translation and attaches together the Apostille, the original document and the translation in a way that is acceptable in the Russian Federation.

The consular fee is collected in the form of a money order or cashiers check payable to Consulate General of Russia in the amount of $40-00 per page.

If you apply by mail, you should enclose a self-addressed stamped return envelope or prepaid waybill, bearing your account number and showing yourself as both shipper and recipient regardless of delivery address. We do not accept waybills marked bill sender, bill third party, bill credit card or C.O.D. When forwarding your documents to us, please, specify Attention: Legal Desk. We do not accept documents for international delivery.

For additional information contact the Legal Desk.


2004, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston.