Legal bases

The legal bases for the granting of authentications, legalisations and attestations of signatures by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and External Affairs and the Austrian representation authorities are in particular the Federal Act on Authentications by Consular Authorities (Bundesgesetz über die Beglaubigung durch die Konsularbehörden, Konsularbeglaubigungsgesetz – KBeglG, Federal Law Gazette I No. 95/2012) and the Regulation issued by the Federal Minister for European and International Affairs on Authentications by Consular Authorities (Konsularbeglaubigungsverordnung – KBeglV, Federal Law Gazette II No. 467/2012).