Apostille convention

What is the apostille convention?

The Apostille Convention was created on October 5, 1961 to simplify the legalisation process of documents for any country that is part of this Convention.

The apostille process is a shortened and simplified legalisation procedure that replaces the longer and more complicated legalisation route up to an embassy.

If you have a document that will be used between two countries which are both part of the apostille convention, it is sufficient to have an apostille placed on the document and you do not have to have the document legalised up to the embassy.

The following countries are affiliated with the apostille convention:

 

Albania

Dominica

Liechtenstein

Russian Federation

Andorra

Dominican Republic

Lithuania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Antigua and Barbuda

Ecuador

Luxembourg

Saint Lucia

Argentina

El Salvador

Macao

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Armenia

Estonia

Malawi

Samoa

Australia

Eswatini

Malta

San Marino

Austria

Fiji

Marshall Islands

Sao Tome and Principe

Azerbaijan

Finland

Mauritius

Serbia

Bahamas

France

Mexico

Seychelles

Bahrain

Georgia

Moldova

Slovakia

Barbados

Germany

Monaco

Slovenia

Belarus

Greece

Mongolia

South Africa

Belgium

Grenada

Montenegro

South Korea

Belize

Guatemala

Morocco

Spain

Bolivia

Guyana

Namibia

Suriname

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Honduras

Netherlands

Sweden

Botswana

Hong Kong

New Zealand

Switzerland

Brazil

Hungary

Nicaragua

Tajikistan

Brunei Darussalam

Iceland

Niue

Tonga

Bulgaria

India

North Macedonia

Trinidad and Tobago

Burundi

Ireland

Norway

Tunisia

Cape Verde

Israel

Oman

Turkey

Chile

Italy

Palau

Ukraine

Colombia

Japan

Panama

United Kingdom

Cook Islands

Kazakhstan

Paraguay

United States of America

Costa Rica

Kosovo

Peru

Uruguay

Croatia

Kyrgyzstan

Philippines

Uzbekistan

Cyprus

Latvia

Poland

Vanuatu

Czech Republic

Lesotho

Portugal

Venezuela

Denmark

Liberia

Romania

 

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