Procedures and services
The payment is made through a bank deposit in Swiss Francs. It should not be deposit without consulting with the Consular Section first email@example.com the exact amount that will be deposited and the number of reference that should be placed next to your name for the deposit.
* Submit the documents, with the corresponding stamps and signatures.
* The commercial documents must have the seal of the National Chamber of Commerce.
* Public documents with The Hague Apostille stamp do not require legalization.
1 You can send by post mail:
* Formal note of request of the documents to be legalized duly signed by the interested party.
* Original (previously legalized as described in requirement) document.
* Prepaid envelope or notice of return for the shipment of the requested document.
- Payment of the Consular fee and return of the legalized document.
The consular fee is made by bank deposit. Once verified the deposit, the document will be returned by the indicated postal delivery method.
Jurisdiction of the Consular Section: Switzerland and Lichtenstein
Consular Section opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:15 to 15:00
Documents requiring legalization according to Law 4.033/10 as a set:
Shipping Documents Required as A Set for Legalization Original Non-Negotiable Copies
Commercial Invoices Original + 2 copies
Certificate of Origin Original + 1 copy
Bill of Lading Original + 1 copy
Packing List Original + 1 copy
Original and copies of each document to be attested by the Chamber of commerce of the country where the documents are originated.
No photocopies of documents will be accepted to complete the set unless these are attested copies (individual seal from the Chamber of Commerce on each document).
If extra copies are required by the customer, please contact the Consular Section for advice.
For more information, please contact the Consular Section by phone: (+041 31 312 3222) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be advised that no shipping document will be processed unless presented according to the requirements by Law 4.033/10.
Please check the costs of consular fees for the legalization of documents.
Sending Commercial Documents by post:
1) Each Swiss and Lichtenstein commercial document to be legalized in this Embassy must have the legalization of the corresponding Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland and Lichtenstein.
2) Once your set of commercial documents (a. Commercial Invoice b. Certificate of Origin c. Bill of Lading d. Packing List) have the mentioned legalizations, you must submit these documents (original) to us in order to implement the appropriate article of the Paraguayan Law Nº 4.033.
3) The cost of each legalization depends on the mentioned article, and on the daily exchange rate: USD/CHF.
4) By email the Consular Section of this Embassy will send to you the exact amount of the legalization/s, and our bank account number for the proper bank transfer.
5) In addition to this, is important to highlight that every commercial document to be sent back from this Embassy to your office, includes an envelope with Swiss stamps (or international courier service) in order to ease their quickly return.
Implementation of the Apostille Convention
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that, from September 1, 2014, was implemented the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents, also known as the Apostille Convention, whose membership it was ratified by Law No. 4.987, on July 10, 2013, and regulated by Decree No. 520 of the 22 of October 2013, designating as a national competent authority for issuing the Apostille, the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This Convention applies to public documents authorized in the territory of a State party which should be shown in the territory of another State party. It does not apply to administrative documents relating to trade and customs operations.
This service consists in that, once apostilled the documents by the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they will have validity in the signatory countries of the Convention, without the need to be legalized by their consulates or respective foreign ministries.
The cost for this service will be two daily wages, leaving them exempt from further consular procedures with their respective tariffs.
The 107 signatories of the Convention are: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, China (Hong King), China (Macau), Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Estonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Federation of Russia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, Cook, Islas Marshall, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta , Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of the North, Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Dominican Republic, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Prince, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Asunción, September 2, 2014