Authentication services

Authentications

Authentications:

There are different important documents which many a time need you to get them authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland. Such documents include certificates of the cases of marriage, birth, divorce, death, educational qualifications, letters of authorizations, business licenses and investment related documents. The Protocol Department of the Ministry is responsible to verify accuracy and legality of the documents before authenticated in accordance to the requirements shown in the table below:

No

Document type

Requirement for authentication

1

Education qualifications (Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees etc)

Original.

Signature of the Director General of the Ministry of Education & Higher Education

2

Business Licenses

Original and valid,

Signature of  the Director General of the Ministry of Commerce & Investment and/or  Chairman of Somaliland Chamber of Commerce

3

Business Registrations

Original and valid,

Signature of  the Chairman of Somaliland Chamber of Commerce

4

Investment related documents

Original and valid,

Signature of  the Director General of the Ministry of  Trade & International Investment

5

Power of  authorizations

Original and valid,

Signature of the Director General of the Ministry of Justice

6

Court Rules

Original,

Signature of  the Director General of the Ministry of Justice

7

Police Clearance

Original,

Signature of  the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department

8

Birth certificate

Original.

a)      Signature of  Director General of  the Ministry of Health when initially y issued by the public hospital

b)      Signature of  Director General of Ministry of Interior when  initially issued by the  Local Government

9

Marriage certificate

Original,

signature of  Director Genial of  the Ministry of Justice

10

Death certificate

Original,

Signature of  Director Genial of  the Ministry of Justice

11

Recommendation Letter

Original,

Signature of  the concerned government institutions

Upon verification of the Protocol Department, the document is signed by the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and stamped.

 

 

Service Hours:                        7:30 AM – 1:30 PM   Saturday – Thursday

Department:                          Protocol Department

Process period:                      1-3 days (Depending on the type of document)