Step 1 - Obtain an “Endorsement”
First, you must obtain a so-called “endorsement” of the document by the competent Malaysian authorities or by a Malaysian notary public. Such endorsement can only be recognized in Germany, if the certificate is not only stamped and signed by the corresponding body, but also contains a statement that the person who signed the certificate in question was legally authorized to sign this certificate.
Important: Documents, which do not contain such a statement on the authority of the signatory, can not be legalized by the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
Step 2- Authentication by the Consular Section
In a second step the document must be authenticated by the Consular Section of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thereto, the document is to be submitted at the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra) in Putrajaya. For detailed information on the procedure and possible service fees, please contact the Ministry directly:
No. 1, Jalan Wisma Putra
Tel: 03-8887 4000 (General Line)
Fax: 03-8889 1717
Step 3 - Legalization by the Embassy
After “endorsement” and “authentication” of the document following the above procedures, the document can be legalized by the Embassy during our normal opening times. You don’t have to book an appointment, just walk in during opening hours. The fees are 35 €, and will be converted into MYR according to the current exchange rate of the Embassy. You may pay in cash or with credit card (Visa, Master). You do not have to come to the Embassy in person, but you can also send a representative to get the legalization.
In most cases a translation of the document is necessary as well. The translation should be done after the “authentification” via Wisma Putra to insure that the stamp is translated as well. The certification of the translation will be done at the Embassy if you take a recognized translator from the Embassy’s list and the fee is 25 €, converted into MYR according to the current exchange rate of the Embassy.