Relocation of the European Medicines Agency

As of March 2019, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be relocating from their London headquarters to a new address in the Netherlands. The decision to relocate was made as a direct consequence of the United Kingdom’s planned withdrawal from the European Union.

What Documents are issued by EMA?

The EMA issue certificates relating to medicinal products for human and veterinary use. The certificate issued by the EMA, on behalf of the European Commission, confirms the product is compliant with good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations.

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Multilingual Forms to Replace Apostille for EU Nationals

In a previous article, we discussed plans to replace the apostille within the EU for certain public documents. The legislation for this has been finalised and the changes are expected to be implemented on the 16th of February 2019. Once these changes are in effect, certain public documents will no longer need the apostille or an official translation. 

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Which Countries May Require Embassy Legalisation?

As of December 2018, 116 countries have acceded to The Hague Apostille Convention. As a result of this, UK documents being presented in any of these countries simply require the apostille in order to be legally recognised. Nevertheless, there are many countries that are not party to this treaty. When this is the case additional legalisation steps may be required.

Which Countries May Require Further Legalisation?

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