The new rules, which linked to all countries, eliminate the current requirement to add a stamp of authenticity (known as footnote ) on public documents (such as birth or marriage) issued in one eu country and to be submitted to a public authority of another eu country.
The regulation also simplifies formalities relating to the certified copies and introduces multilanguage standard forms, with all the languages of the eu, which will be added to documents in order to avoid the translation requirements. The areas affected by these new rules are the registered marriage, divorce, birth, death, paternity, adoption, domicile/residence, nationality, the absence of a criminal record and the right to vote in municipal elections and The european parliament.
If the receiving authority has serious doubts about the authenticity of a public document submitted by a citizen, you can consult the issuing authority through the system of information of The Internal Market ( International Market Information system - IMI ), which will allow for the verification between IMI, authorities. solution developed under the ISA programme of the eu it is a cross-border information network that connects national, regional and local authorities. Will enable them to communicate quickly and easily with their counterparts. Thanks to the use of IMI, the public authorities may verify the authenticity of documents directly with sending countries through the use of a set of questions previously translated.