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How to go about legalization and authentication of documents for visa application in Nigeria

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  By Olushola Samuel Document legalization is a crucial step in many visa application processes. Following the authentication of documents at the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you may need to proceed with legalizing them at the embassy of the destination country. It's essential to note that procedures, prerequisites, and fees for document legalization in Nigeria vary among different embassies. Let me give a summary of some common countries that do or do not require legalization of documents below: 📍Austria - Legalization 📍 Poland - Legalization 📍 Finland - Legalization 📍Germany - Legalization 📍Belgium - Legalization 📍Spain - Legalization 📍Portugal - Legalization 📍Italy - Legalization + Translation 📍Czech Republic - Legalization 📍Malta - No legalization 📍The UK - No legalization 📍Sweden - No Legalization For instance, if you plan to use your Nigerian marriage certificate for a residency permit in Dubai, UAE, you must first authenticate it at the Ministry of Forei