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Apostille Convention
Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents
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  In force
  Ratified but not yet in force
Signed5 October 1961 (1961-10-05)
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands
Effective24 January 1965
ConditionRatification by 3 signatories[1]
Parties124
DepositaryMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
LanguagesFrench (prevailing in case of divergence)
and English
Full text
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The Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, also known as the Apostille Convention, is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). It is intended to simplify the procedure through which a document, issued in one of the contracting states, can be certified for legal purposes in all the other contracting states. A certification under the Convention is called an apostille or Hague apostille (from French apostille, meaning a marginal or bottom note, from Latin post illa, literally "after those").[2] It is an international certification comparable to a notarisation, and may supplement a local notarisation of the document. If the Convention applies between two states, an apostille issued by the state of origin is sufficient to certify the document, and removes the need for further certification by the destination state.

Background[edit]

Due to the lack of familiarity with foreign documents or the entities that issue them, many states require that foreign documents be legalized to be accepted there. This legalization procedure generally consists of a chain of certifications, by one or more authorities of the state of origin of the document and of the destination state. The first authority certifies the issuer of the document, and each subsequent authority certifies the previous one, until the final certification is made by an authority of the destination state that can be recognized by the final user there.[2] For example, to be accepted in mainland China, a document from the U.S. state of Maryland not issued by a government official must be certified by a notary public, who must then be certified by the clerk of the circuit court in the notary's county, who must then be certified by the state of Maryland, which must then be certified by the U.S. Department of State, which must finally be certified by the Embassy of China in the United States;[3][4] a Canadian document to be used in the Netherlands must be certified by Global Affairs Canada or the legalization service of a Canadian province or territory, then by an embassy or consulate of the Netherlands in Canada.[5]

In many cases, the legalization procedure is simplified or exempted altogether. For example, if the purpose of a Canadian document is to apply for a Dutch passport in Canada, it is sufficient for the document to be certified by Global Affairs Canada;[5] for a document issued by a Canadian government authority to be used in Brazil, it is sufficient for the document to be certified by a Brazilian embassy or consulate in Canada;[6] member states of the European Union accept documents issued by each other without certification;[7] and states such as Canada, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States generally accept documents from any state without any certification.[8][9][10][11][12]

The Apostille Convention, drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), is intended to simplify the legalization procedure by replacing it with a certification called an apostille, issued by an authority designated by the state of origin. Ideally the apostille would be the only certification needed, but in some cases additional certifications in the state of origin may be required before the apostille is issued. In any case, after the apostille, no certification by the destination state is required.[2]

Contracting states[edit]

The Convention permits certain states to sign and ratify the Convention, becoming contracting states.[a] For each of these states, or for an extension to one of its territories, the Convention enters into force 60 days after the deposit of its ratification or territorial extension. Other states are also permitted to become contracting states by acceding to the Convention, but without signing it. For each of these states, during the period of six months after it deposits its accession, the other contracting states may object to it, and the Convention enters into force 60 days after this period, between the acceding state and all other contracting states that did not object to it.[1] Later, if a contracting state drops its objection, the Convention enters into force between these two states on that date. A successor state of a previous contracting state may declare to continue to be bound by the Convention without a waiting period or accede later as a new state.

As of July 2022, 124 states are contracting states of the Apostille Convention.[14]

State Signed Deposited Entered into force
 Albania[b] 3 September 2003 9 May 2004
 Andorra 15 April 1996 31 December 1996
 Antigua and Barbuda[c] 1 May 1985 1 November 1981
 Argentina[d] 8 May 1987 18 February 1988
 Armenia 19 November 1993 14 August 1994
 Australia[e] 11 July 1994 16 March 1995
 Austria[f] 5 October 1961 14 November 1967 13 January 1968
 Azerbaijan[g] 13 May 2004 2 March 2005
 Bahamas[c] 30 April 1976 10 July 1973
 Bahrain 10 April 2013 31 December 2013
 Barbados[c] 11 August 1995 30 November 1966
 Belarus[h] 16 June 1992 31 May 1992
 Belgium 10 March 1970 11 December 1975 9 February 1976
 Belize 17 July 1992 11 April 1993
 Bolivia 6 September 2017 7 May 2018
 Bosnia and Herzegovina[i] 23 August 1993 6 March 1992
 Botswana[c] 16 September 1968 30 September 1966
 Brazil 2 December 2015 14 August 2016
 Brunei[j] 23 February 1987 3 December 1987
 Bulgaria 1 August 2000 29 April 2001
 Burundi[k] 10 June 2014 13 February 2015
 Cape Verde[l] 7 May 2009 13 February 2010
 Chile 16 December 2015 30 August 2016
 China[m]
 Colombia 27 April 2000 30 January 2001
 Cook Islands 13 July 2004 30 April 2005
 Costa Rica 6 April 2011 14 December 2011
 Croatia[i] 23 April 1993 8 October 1991
 Cyprus 26 July 1972 30 April 1973
 Czech Republic 23 June 1998 16 March 1999
 Denmark[n] 20 October 2006 30 October 2006 29 December 2006
 Dominica[c] 22 October 2002 3 November 1978
 Dominican Republic[o] 12 December 2008 30 August 2009
 Ecuador 2 July 2004 2 April 2005
 El Salvador 14 September 1995 31 May 1996
 Estonia[f] 11 December 2000 30 September 2001
 Eswatini[c] 3 July 1978 6 September 1968
 Fiji[c] 29 March 1971 10 October 1970
 Finland[f] 13 March 1962 27 June 1985 26 August 1985
 France[p] 9 October 1961 25 November 1964 24 January 1965
 Georgia[q] 21 August 2006 14 May 2007
 Germany[r] 5 October 1961 15 December 1965 13 February 1966
 Greece 5 October 1961 19 March 1985 18 May 1985
 Grenada[j] 17 July 2001 7 April 2002
 Guatemala 19 January 2017 18 September 2017
 Guyana[j] 30 July 2018 18 April 2019
 Honduras 20 January 2004 30 September 2004
 Hungary 18 April 1972 18 January 1973
 Iceland 7 September 2004 28 September 2004 27 November 2004
 India[s] 26 October 2004 14 July 2005
 Indonesia 5 October 2021 4 June 2022
 Ireland 29 October 1996 8 January 1999 9 March 1999
 Israel 11 November 1977 14 August 1978
 Italy 15 December 1961 13 December 1977 11 February 1978
 Jamaica 2 November 2020 3 July 2021
 Japan 12 March 1970 28 May 1970 27 July 1970
 Kazakhstan 5 April 2000 30 January 2001
 Kosovo[t] 6 November 2015 14 July 2016
 Kyrgyzstan[u] 15 November 2010 31 July 2011
 Latvia[f] 11 May 1995 30 January 1996
 Lesotho[c] 24 April 1972 4 October 1966
 Liberia[v] 24 May 1995 8 February 1996
 Liechtenstein 18 April 1962 19 July 1972 17 September 1972
 Lithuania[f] 5 November 1996 19 July 1997
 Luxembourg 5 October 1961 4 April 1979 3 June 1979
 Malawi 24 February 1967 2 December 1967
 Malta 12 June 1967 3 March 1968
 Marshall Islands 18 November 1991 14 August 1992
 Mauritius[c] 20 December 1968 12 March 1968
 Mexico 1 December 1994 14 August 1995
 Moldova[w] 19 June 2006 16 March 2007
 Monaco 24 April 2002 31 December 2002
 Mongolia[x] 2 April 2009 31 December 2009
 Montenegro[i] 30 January 2007 3 June 2006
 Morocco[y] 27 November 2015 14 August 2016
 Namibia 25 April 2000 30 January 2001
 Netherlands[z] 30 November 1962 9 August 1965 8 October 1965
 New Zealand[aa] 7 February 2001 22 November 2001
 Nicaragua 7 September 2012 14 May 2013
 Niue 10 June 1998 2 March 1999
 North Macedonia[i] 20 September 1993 17 November 1991
 Norway 30 May 1983 30 May 1983 29 July 1983
 Oman 12 May 2011 30 January 2012
 Pakistan[ab] 8 July 2022 9 March 2023
 Palau 17 October 2019 23 June 2020
 Panama 30 October 1990 4 August 1991
 Paraguay[ac] 10 December 2013 30 August 2014
 Peru[ad] 13 January 2010 30 September 2010
 Philippines[ae] 12 September 2018 14 May 2019
 Poland[f] 19 November 2004 14 August 2005
 Portugal[l][m][f] 20 August 1965 6 December 1968 4 February 1969
 Romania[f] 7 June 2000 16 March 2001
 Russia[af] 4 September 1991 31 May 1992
 Saint Kitts and Nevis[j] 26 February 1994 14 December 1994
 Saint Lucia[j] 5 December 2001 31 July 2002
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[c] 2 May 2002 27 October 1979
 Samoa 18 January 1999 13 September 1999
 San Marino 26 May 1994 13 February 1995
 São Tomé and Príncipe[l] 19 December 2007 13 September 2008
 Saudi Arabia 8 April 2022 7 December 2022
 Senegal 13 July 2022 23 March 2023
 Serbia[i] 26 April 2001 27 April 1992
 Seychelles 9 June 1978 31 March 1979
 Singapore 18 January 2021 16 September 2021
 Slovakia 6 June 2001 18 February 2002
 Slovenia[i] 8 June 1992 25 June 1991
 South Africa 3 August 1994 30 April 1995
 South Korea 25 October 2006 14 July 2007
 Spain 21 October 1976 27 July 1978 25 September 1978
 Suriname[ag] 29 October 1976 25 November 1975
 Sweden 2 March 1999 2 March 1999 1 May 1999
  Switzerland 5 October 1961 10 January 1973 11 March 1973
 Tajikistan[ah] 20 February 2015 31 October 2015
 Tonga[c] 28 October 1971 4 June 1970
 Trinidad and Tobago 28 October 1999 14 July 2000
 Tunisia[ai] 10 July 2017 30 March 2018
 Turkey 8 May 1962 31 July 1985 29 September 1985
 Ukraine[aj][f] 2 April 2003 22 December 2003
 United Kingdom[ak][m] 19 October 1961 21 August 1964 24 January 1965
 United States[al] 24 December 1980 15 October 1981
 Uruguay 9 February 2012 14 October 2012
 Uzbekistan[am] 25 July 2011 15 April 2012
 Vanuatu[an] 1 August 2008 30 July 1980
 Venezuela 1 July 1998 16 March 1999

Procedure[edit]

Eligible documents[edit]

The Convention mentions four types of documents eligible for apostilles:[1]

  • court documents;
  • administrative documents (e.g. vital records);
  • notarial acts;
  • official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signatures.

However, the Apostille Convention does not apply to documents issued by diplomatic or consular officers, or to administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations.[1] The reason for this exclusion is that these documents are usually already exempt from legalization.[69]

Competent authorities[edit]

Each contracting state designates one or more authorities to issue apostilles. Examples of designated authorities are government agencies, ministries, courts, local governments, notarial chambers, embassies and consulates. In some states, each authority is designated to issue apostilles only on certain types of documents. For example, in Hungary, apostilles are issued on court documents by the Ministry of Justice, on notarial documents by the Chamber of Civil Law Notaries, and on other documents by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;[70] in Mexico, apostilles on federal documents are issued by the federal government, and on state documents by the respective state government.[71]

In general, documents issued by a government official can be certified directly with an apostille, while other documents must be certified by a notary, who may then be certified with an apostille. In some cases, additional intermediate certifications may be required; for example, for documents notarized in some U.S. states or issued by New York City, the notary or city official must be certified by the respective county or court, which may then be certified by the respective state with an apostille.[4][72][73]

Cost[edit]

The fee for issuing an apostille varies widely by state. In 2016, the HCCH compiled fees of 54 states and calculated an average of 15.43 EUR.[74] Some states, such as France and Japan, do not charge a fee,[75][76] while the Cayman Islands charge 150 KYD, one of the highest.[77] In some states, the fee also varies by location, authority, quantity, purpose or type of document. For example, in the United States, Indiana does not charge a fee for an apostille of a birth certificate,[78] while Connecticut charges 40 USD for an apostille not related to adoption.[79]

Format[edit]

An apostille issued by Norway

The apostille is a stamp or printed form, placed on the document itself or attached to the document as an allonge. At the top is the title Apostille, followed by (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961) (French for "Hague Convention of 5 October 1961"). The Convention specifies that this text must be in French. After this text, the apostille contains ten numbered fields, which may be in English, French or the language of the competent authority, and may be repeated in one or more additional languages. The numbered fields contain the following information:[1][2]

  1. Country: [e.g. Hong Kong, China]
    This public document
  2. has been signed by [e.g. Henry CHO]
  3. acting in the capacity of [e.g. Notary Public]
  4. bears the seal/stamp of [e.g. High Court of Hong Kong]
    Certified
  5. at [location or authority issuing the apostille, e.g. High Court]
  6. the [e.g. 16 April 2014]
  7. by [e.g. Louis TANG, Registrar, High Court]
  8. No. [e.g. 2536218517]
  9. Seal/stamp: [of the authority issuing the apostille, e.g. Emblem of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]
  10. Signature: [of the official issuing the apostille]

Verification[edit]

An electronic apostille issued by Belgium

Each competent authority must maintain a register of apostilles issued, for verification on request by anyone.[1]

In 2006, the electronic apostille program (also known as e-APP) was launched to support the electronic issuance and verification of apostilles around the world.[415] Since then, many contracting states have implemented electronic apostilles or electronic registers for their verification.[416]

Validity[edit]

Apostilles never expire. However, a document certified with an apostille may have an expiration date, or the destination state may require that the document be presented by a certain time.[2]

Additional requirements[edit]

The apostille replaces the legalization requirement, but the destination state may have additional requirements for the document to be used there. For example, it may require that the document be translated into a certain language, although it must not require a translation of the apostille itself.[2]

Benefits and disadvantages[edit]

The Apostille Convention is beneficial in cases that would otherwise require certifications by both the origin and destination states, as the Convention removes the latter requirement. However, the Convention is neutral in cases that would otherwise require only a certification by the state of origin anyway, similar to an apostille, or no certification at all, and it can be disadvantageous in cases where a consular certification alone would otherwise be sufficient to legalize a document. The Convention requires that contracting states direct their embassies and consulates to no longer perform legalizations of documents where the Convention applies,[2] so in this case the apostille is the only method available to certify the document, not only an alternative to consular legalization, even if the latter would be simpler or less expensive.

For example, before Brazil joined the Apostille Convention, to legalize an educational document from the United States for academic use in Brazil, it was sufficient for the document to be certified by a Brazilian embassy or consulate in the United States, for a fee of 5 USD.[417] After the Convention entered into force in Brazil, its embassy and consulates in the United States can no longer perform legalizations, so U.S. documents must have an apostille to be accepted in Brazil.[418] In some U.S. states, an apostille of an educational document requires more certifications or a higher fee than the Brazilian consular legalization did.[4][72][73][79]

This result is an unintended consequence, as the Convention still allows states to further simplify or eliminate the legalization requirement. The Hague Conference also encourages contracting states to eliminate the need for additional certifications before issuing an apostille, and to ensure that any fees are reasonable.[2]

Limitations and abuse[edit]

The apostille only certifies that the signature, signer's capacity, and seal or stamp on the document are from the stated issuer. In other words, it only certifies the origin of the document, but it does not provide information about its content.[2] In 2008, the Hague Conference expressed serious concerns about diplomas and certificates issued by diploma mills, citing their possible use "to circumvent migration controls, possibly by potential terrorists."[419] The risk comes from the fact that the various government stamps give the document an air of authenticity without anyone having checked the underlying document. To address this concern, in 2009 the Hague Conference recommended that authorities add the following statement to apostilles: "This apostille only certifies the signature, the capacity of the signer, and the seal or stamp it bears. It does not certify the content of the document for which it was issued."[420]

Gallery of apostilles by state[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These states were those represented at the ninth session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Yugoslavia),[13] Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and Turkey.[1]
  2. ^ The Convention entered into force between Albania and the following contracting states on different dates: Belgium on 21 December 2015, Germany on 9 December 2016, Greece on 26 February 2018, Italy on 26 May 2011, and Spain on 7 February 2017.[15]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The United Kingdom extended the Convention to the predecessor of this state effective 25 April 1965. Following its independence, the state declared itself to continue to be bound by the Convention.[16]
  4. ^ Argentina objected to the extension of the Convention by the United Kingdom to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and the British Antarctic Territory.[17]
  5. ^ Australia extended the Convention to all of its territories upon its accession.[18]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Austria, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Ukraine declared that they would not accept documents issued under the Convention by the Russian authorities in Crimea and Sevastopol.[56][57][58][59][60][61][50][62][63] Poland and Ukraine also declared that they would not accept documents issued by the authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.[61][63]
  7. ^ The Convention is not in force between Azerbaijan and Germany. The Convention entered into force between Azerbaijan and the following contracting states on different dates: Hungary on 10 March 2005, and the Netherlands on 10 August 2010.[19]
  8. ^ Belarus declared itself bound by the Convention as one of the successor states of the Soviet Union.[20]
  9. ^ a b c d e f Yugoslavia signed the Convention on 5 October 1961, ratified it on 25 September 1962, and it entered into force for Yugoslavia on 24 January 1965.[21] Following its dissolution, the successor states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia declared themselves bound by the Convention.[22][23][24][25][26] Following the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro, the continuator state of Serbia and the successor state of Montenegro declared themselves bound by the Convention.[27]
  10. ^ a b c d e The United Kingdom extended the Convention to the predecessor of this state effective 25 April 1965. Following its independence, the state did not declare to continue to be bound by the Convention, but acceded to the Convention at a later date.[16]
  11. ^ The Convention is not in force between Burundi and the following contracting states: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland.[28]
  12. ^ a b c Portugal extended the Convention to all of its external territories on 21 December 1969.[50] These territories included the predecessors of Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe, which did not declare to continue to be bound by the Convention following their independence but acceded to the Convention at a later date, and of Angola, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, which have not declared to be bound to the Convention following their independence or acceded to the Convention.[21]
  13. ^ a b c The Convention is only in force for China in Hong Kong and Macau. The United Kingdom extended the Convention to Hong Kong on 25 April 1965, and Portugal extended the Convention to Macau on 21 December 1969.[21] China declared that the Convention would continue to be in force for both territories following their respective transfer to China.[29]
  14. ^ Denmark extended the Convention to the Faroe Islands effective 13 December 2021.[30] It has not extended the Convention to Greenland.[31]
  15. ^ The Convention is not in force between the Dominican Republic and the following contracting states: Austria and Germany. The Convention entered into force between the Dominican Republic and the following contracting states on different dates: Belgium on 8 March 2019, and the Netherlands on 3 November 2017.[32]
  16. ^ France extended the Convention to all of its territories upon its ratification.[33] These territories included the predecessors of Comoros and Djibouti, which have not declared to be bound to the Convention following their independence or acceded to the Convention.[21]
  17. ^ The Convention entered into force between Georgia and the following contracting states on different dates: Germany on 3 February 2010, and Greece on 17 December 2015.[34] The Convention does not apply to documents issued by Abkhazia and South Ossetia.[35]
  18. ^ Germany ratified the Convention as West Germany. Following its reunification with East Germany on 3 October 1990, it declared that the Convention applied to the entire territory of Germany.[36]
  19. ^ The Convention is not in force between India and Germany. The Convention entered into force between India and the following contracting states on different dates: Belgium on 9 January 2008, Finland on 5 October 2009, the Netherlands on 16 September 2008, and Spain on 12 February 2008.[37]
  20. ^ The Convention is not in force between Kosovo and the following contracting states: Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.[38]
  21. ^ The Convention is not in force between Kyrgyzstan and the following contracting states: Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Greece.[39]
  22. ^ The Convention is not in force between Liberia and the following contracting states: Belgium and Germany. The Convention entered into force between Liberia and the United States on 20 May 2015.[40]
  23. ^ The Convention is not in force between Moldova and Germany.[41]
  24. ^ The Convention is not in force between Mongolia and the following contracting states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, and Greece.[42]
  25. ^ The Convention is not in force between Morocco and Germany.[43]
  26. ^ Dates are for the European part. The Convention was extended to the Netherlands Antilles (predecessor of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, as well as Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) from 30 April 1967.[21]
  27. ^ New Zealand has not extended the Convention to Tokelau.[44]
  28. ^ Pakistan declared that its participation in the Convention would not apply to India or to parties that it does not recognize as states,[45] which would be Armenia and Israel.
  29. ^ The Convention entered into force between Paraguay and Germany on 6 January 2022.[46]
  30. ^ The Convention is not in force between Peru and Greece. The Convention entered into force between Peru and Germany on 1 January 2014.[47]
  31. ^ The Convention is not in force between the Philippines and the following contracting states: Austria, Finland, Germany, and Greece.[48] The Philippines declared that its accession would not apply to contracting parties that it does not recognize as states,[49] which is the case of Kosovo.
  32. ^ Russia declared itself bound by the Convention as the continuator of the Soviet Union.[51]
  33. ^ The Netherlands extended the Convention to Suriname on 16 May 1967. Following its independence, Suriname declared itself to continue to be bound by the Convention.[52]
  34. ^ The Convention is not in force between Tajikistan and the following contracting states: Austria, Belgium, and Germany.[53]
  35. ^ The Convention is not in force between Tunisia and the following contracting states: Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Greece.[54]
  36. ^ The Convention entered into force between Ukraine and the following contracting states on different dates: Belgium on 5 July 2004 and Germany on 22 July 2010.[55]
  37. ^ The United Kingdom extended the Convention, effective 24 January 1965, to the Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey, and effective 25 April 1965, to the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (including the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which later became a separate territory and continued to apply the Convention[64]), Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, and Turks and Caicos Islands,[65] as well as to the predecessors of several states. These states declared themselves to continue to be bound to the Convention following their independence or later acceded to the Convention, except for Kiribati (gained independence on 12 July 1979), the Solomon Islands (7 July 1978), Tuvalu (1 October 1978), and Zimbabwe (18 April 1980).[16]
  38. ^ The United States has not declared territorial extensions but it has designated competent authorities in all of its permanently inhabited territories.[66]
  39. ^ The Convention is not in force between Uzbekistan and the following contracting states: Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Greece.[67]
  40. ^ France and the United Kingdom extended the Convention to the New Hebrides effective 15 February 1966. Following its independence, Vanuatu declared itself to continue to be bound by the Convention.[33][68]

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  6. ^ Legalizations, Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal.
  7. ^ Administrative cooperation: circulation of public documents, European Commission.
  8. ^ Canada, Apostille Questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  9. ^ Japan, Apostille Questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  10. ^ Republic of South Africa, Apostille Questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  11. ^ United Kingdom, Apostille Questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  12. ^ United States of America, Apostille Questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  13. ^ Acts and documents of the ninth session, Hague Conference on Private International Law (in French).
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  40. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Liberia Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  41. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Moldova Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  42. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Mongolia Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  43. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Morocco Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  44. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: New Zealand Declarations". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  45. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Pakistan Reservations / Declarations". HCCH. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  46. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Paraguay Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  47. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Peru Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  48. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Philippines Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  49. ^ Declarations by the Philippines, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  50. ^ a b "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Portugal Declarations". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  51. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Russia Declarations/Notifications". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  52. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Suriname Succession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  53. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Tajikistan Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  54. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Tunisia Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  55. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Ukraine Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  56. ^ Declarations by Austria, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  57. ^ Declarations by Estonia, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  58. ^ Declarations by Finland, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  59. ^ Declarations by Latvia, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  60. ^ Declarations by Lithuania, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  61. ^ a b Declarations by Poland, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  62. ^ Declarations by Romania, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  63. ^ a b Declarations by Ukraine, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  64. ^ United Kingdom - Competent Authority, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law, 11 February 2021.
  65. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: United Kingdom Extensions". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  66. ^ United States of America - Competent Authority, Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, Hague Conference on Private International Law, 9 June 2021.
  67. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Uzbekistan Accession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  68. ^ "Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents: Vanuatu Succession". HCCH. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  69. ^ Background Note on Article 1(3) Exclusions, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  70. ^ a b Information on the procedure for the authentication of documents intended for foreign use, Ministry of Justice of Hungary. (in Hungarian)
  71. ^ Apostille, Government of Mexico (in Spanish).
  72. ^ a b c Apostille or Certificate of Authentication, New York Department of State.
  73. ^ a b c Apostille or authentication request form, Tennessee Secretary of State.
  74. ^ Overview of apostille fees, Hague Conference on Private International Law, October 2016.
  75. ^ a b Legalization or apostille of a French document for a foreign authority, Public Service of France. (in French)
  76. ^ a b Certification, Frequently Asked Questions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
  77. ^ a b Passport fees, Department of Immigration of the Cayman Islands.
  78. ^ a b Authentications: Apostilles and Certifications, Indiana Secretary of State.
  79. ^ a b c Document Authentication and Apostille, Connecticut Secretary of State.
  80. ^ Apostille of documents, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. (in Albanian)
  81. ^ Principality of Andorra, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law. (in French)
  82. ^ Procedure for applications for birth, death, adoption and marriage certificates and for an apostille of a certificate, Civil Registry of Antigua and Barbuda.
  83. ^ Apostille / Legalization with international validity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina. (in Spanish)
  84. ^ International certification of documents (apostille), Ministry of Justice of Armenia.
  85. ^ Notarial services (legalising documents) in Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.
  86. ^ Notarial services (legalising documents) overseas, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.
  87. ^ Contact legalization, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria.
  88. ^ Apostille or diplomatic authentication of documents for presentation abroad, City of Vienna. (in German).
  89. ^ Apostille and diplomatic authentication, State of Vorarlberg. (in German)
  90. ^ Fee schedule for apostilles, Fabsits. (in German)
  91. ^ Attestation/legalization of documents, Consular Section of the Austrian Embassy in Washington.
  92. ^ Apostille and legalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.
  93. ^ Request for apostille/legalization of documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas.
  94. ^ Legalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain.
  95. ^ Issuing Apostille Certificates under the Hague Convention, Supreme Court of Barbados.
  96. ^ Procedure for affixing an apostille on an official document composed in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. (in Russian)
  97. ^ Base value, Myfin. (in Russian)
  98. ^ Legalisation of documents, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Belgium.
  99. ^ Document authentication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize.
  100. ^ Plurinational State of Bolivia, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  101. ^ Court fees, Municipal Court in Kiseljak. (in Serbo-Croatian)
  102. ^ Resolution no. 228 of 22 June 2016, National Justice Council of Brazil. Article 18 (in Portuguese).
  103. ^ Provision no. 62 of 14 November 2017, National Justice Council of Brazil. Article 4.1 (in Portuguese).
  104. ^ Table of extrajudicial fees 2022, Court of Justice of the State of Acre. (in Portuguese)
  105. ^ Table of values, 1st Notary and Protest Office of Maceió, Alagoas. (in Portuguese)
  106. ^ Table of extrajudicial fees, Court of Justice of the State of Amapá. (in Portuguese)
  107. ^ Fees, 7th Notary Office of Manaus, Amazonas. (in Portuguese)
  108. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Complementary law no. 116, of 31 July 2003, Presidency of Brazil. (in Portuguese)
  109. ^ Table II – 2022, Notary acts, Court of Justice of the State of Bahia. (in Portuguese)
  110. ^ Table of fees, 8th Notary Office of Fortaleza, Ceará. (in Portuguese)
  111. ^ Table of prices, Office of Civil Registry of Natural Persons and Legal Persons and Notary Office of the 1st Judicial Zone of Vitória, Espírito Santo. (in Portuguese)
  112. ^ Costs, 4th Notary Office of the Federal District. (in Portuguese)
  113. ^ Table of services with final values, 8th Notary Office of Goiânia, Goiás. (in Portuguese)
  114. ^ Table of fees 2022, Court of Justice of the State of Maranhão. (in Portuguese)
  115. ^ Complete table of costs, Peace and Notary Office of the District of Coxipó da Ponte, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. (in Portuguese)
  116. ^ Table of fees, 5th Notary Office of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. (in Portuguese)
  117. ^ Table of fees 2022, 6th Notary Office of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. (in Portuguese)
  118. ^ Table of fees 2022, Court of Justice of the State of Pará. (in Portuguese)
  119. ^ Hague apostille, First Civil Registry of Births and Deaths, Private of Weddings, Interdictions and Custodies of the District of João Pessoa, Paraíba. (in Portuguese)
  120. ^ Table of fees, Notary Office and Civil Registry of Natural Persons of Curitiba, Paraná. (in Portuguese)
  121. ^ Table of fees, Court of Justice of the State of Pernambuco. (in Portuguese)
  122. ^ Table of costs and fees, 7th Real Estate Registry of Recife, Pernambuco. (in Portuguese)
  123. ^ Table 2022, 3rd Office of Notary, Protests and Registry of Titles and Documents of Teresina, Piauí. (in Portuguese)
  124. ^ Notary – 2022, Office of the 7th Civil Registry of Natural Persons and Notary of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. (in Portuguese)
  125. ^ Hague apostille, 5th Notary Office of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. (in Portuguese)
  126. ^ Law no. 11038, of 22 December 2021, Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte. (in Portuguese)
  127. ^ Certificate copy, Civil Registry Office of the 4th Zone of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. (in Portuguese)
  128. ^ Table of fees, Court of Justice of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. (in Portuguese)
  129. ^ Provision no. 42/2021-CGJ, Court of Justice of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. (in Portuguese)
  130. ^ Hague apostille, 1st Notary Office and Civil Registry of Porto Velho, Rondônia. (in Portuguese)
  131. ^ Provision/CGJ no. 1, of 28 January 2022, Court of Justice of the State of Roraima. (in Portuguese)
  132. ^ Table of fees, 1st Notary and Protest Office of Itajaí, Santa Catarina. (in Portuguese)
  133. ^ Hague apostille, Civil Registry of Natural Persons of the 34th Subdistrict of São Paulo, São Paulo. (in Portuguese)
  134. ^ Values, 8th Office of Notary and Civil Registry of Natural Persons of Aracaju, Sergipe. (in Portuguese)
  135. ^ Provision no. 28/2021 CGJUS/TO, Association of Notaries and Registrars of Tocantins. (in Portuguese)
  136. ^ Subordinate Court's Registry Services and Fees, State Judiciary Department of Brunei.
  137. ^ Information on provision of service, provincial administration – Sofia, Administrative Registry of Bulgaria. (in Bulgarian)
  138. ^ Certification by apostille of documents to be presented abroad, Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria.
  139. ^ Registry of apostilles, National Center for Information and Documentation of Bulgaria. (in Bulgarian)
  140. ^ Information on provision of service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Administrative Registry of Bulgaria. (in Bulgarian)
  141. ^ Apostille, General Directorate of Records, Notary and Identification of Cape Verde. (in Portuguese)
  142. ^ Chile, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  143. ^ Apostille service, Hong Kong Judiciary.
  144. ^ Document authentication for international use, Government of Macau. (in Portuguese)
  145. ^ Costs and means of payment, Chancellery of Colombia. (in Spanish)
  146. ^ Apostille Certificates, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of the Cook Islands. Archived from the original on 19 December 2016.
  147. ^ Calendar to request appointments in the department of authentications, Ministry of Foreign Relations and Worship of Costa Rica. (in Spanish)
  148. ^ Authentication (legalisation) of documents, Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of Croatia.
  149. ^ Legalization Of Documents, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia.
  150. ^ Croatia, Questions for contracting states, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  151. ^ Certification of public documents with the apostille stamp, Ministry of Justice and Public Order of Cyprus. (in Greek)
  152. ^ Verification of documents for abroad, Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. (in Czech)
  153. ^ Verification of documents issued or written by a notary, for use abroad - apostilles, Notarial Chamber of the Czech Republic. (in Czech)
  154. ^ Procedure for verification of documents issued or verified by a body of the Czech Republic for their use abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. (in Czech)
  155. ^ Legalisation of Danish documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
  156. ^ Fees, International Business Companies (IBC), Companies and Intellectual Property Office of Dominica.
  157. ^ Guide to make your online request for apostille – legalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
  158. ^ Issuance of apostille and legalization of documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador. (in Spanish)
  159. ^ Authentications and apostilles, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador. (in Spanish)
  160. ^ Apostille, Chamber of Notaries of Estonia.
  161. ^ Apostille, Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.
  162. ^ Apostille and legalization, Public Service Development Agency of Georgia. (in Georgian)
  163. ^ Apostille certification/legalization, Public Service Hall of Georgia.
  164. ^ Applying for an apostille, Federal Office of Administration of Germany.
  165. ^ Information Concerning Costs, Fees and Expenses, German Patent and Trade Mark Office.
  166. ^ Judicial Administration Costs Act, Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany. (in German)
  167. ^ Plain language: what is an apostille / a certification?, Regional Council of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. (in German)
  168. ^ Documents from state authorities or municipalities for use abroad; application for an apostille or pre-certification for legalization, Bavaria Portal.
  169. ^ Certification of documents for abroad (apostille/legalisation), Service Portal Berlin. (in German)
  170. ^ Certification of domestic public documents for use abroad (certification for abroad), Potsdam.de. (in German)
  171. ^ Legalization and apostille law, Senator for the Interior of Bremen. (in German)
  172. ^ Apostille for abroad, Hamburg.de. (in German)
  173. ^ Apostille and legalization (documents and certifications), Administration Portal Hesse. (in German)
  174. ^ Certifications, Hanover Police Department. (in German)
  175. ^ Certification of domestic public documents for use abroad, Schwerin.de. (in German)
  176. ^ Apostilles and certifications, District Government of Düsseldorf. (in German)
  177. ^ Apostilles/certifications of public documents for use abroad, Supervisory and Service Directorate of Rhineland-Palatinate.
  178. ^ General Schedule of Fees, Saarland.de. (in German)
  179. ^ Certification of documents, State Directorate of Saxony. (in German)
  180. ^ General schedule of fees of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, State Law of Saxony-Anhalt. (in German)
  181. ^ Certifications, Schleswig-Holstein.de. (in German)
  182. ^ Certification of documents for submission abroad (apostille/legalisation), State Administration Office of Thuringia. (in German)
  183. ^ Hague apostille (apostille stamp), Decentralized Administration of Attica. (in Greek)
  184. ^ Obtain an apostille for a Grenadian document, National Portal of Grenada.
  185. ^ Information on legalization of documents: authentication and apostille, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala. (in Spanish)
  186. ^ Legalisation of documents, Embassy of Guyana to Belgium and the European Union.
  187. ^ Consular fees, Guyana High Commission London.
  188. ^ Authentications and apostilles, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Honduras. (in Spanish)
  189. ^ Information on the legalisation of public documents intended for use abroad, Hungarian National Chamber of Civil Law Notaries.
  190. ^ Information on the legalisation procedure of documents to be used abroad, Consular Services of Hungary.
  191. ^ Consular Affairs, Government of Iceland.
  192. ^ Consular Services, Ministry of External Affairs of India.
  193. ^ Authenticating documents, Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland.
  194. ^ Certification of Israeli Public Documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.
  195. ^ Legalization of documents, Territorial Office of the Government of Rome. (in Italian)
  196. ^ Legalization-Apostille, Public Prosecutor at the Court of Lodi. (in Italian)
  197. ^ Foreign Affairs Ministry begins issuing apostilles, Jamaica Information Service.
  198. ^ Payment details of state duty for apostille, Supreme Court of Kazakhstan.
  199. ^ Minimum calculated indexes, Electronic Government of Kazakhstan.
  200. ^ Frequently asked questions, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kosovo. (in Albanian)
  201. ^ Prices for apostille, Ministry of Justice of Kyrgyzstan. (in Kyrgyz)
  202. ^ The sworn notaries in Latvia are now legalizing documents with an apostille for use in a foreign country, Latvian Council of Sworn Notaries.
  203. ^ Foreign Ministry resumes services of issuing article of incorporation, apostille, and laissez passer to boost government revenues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia.
  204. ^ Supercertification (apostille, superlegalization), Liechtenstein State Administration. (in German)
  205. ^ Order on the approval of the list of fees for the performance of notarial acts, preparation of draft transactions, consultations and technical services, Register of Legal Acts of Lithuania. (in Lithuanian)
  206. ^ Lithuania, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  207. ^ Legalisation of documents and approval certificate (Apostille), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.
  208. ^ Having Luxembourg documents legally certified for use abroad, Government of Luxembourg.
  209. ^ Legalisation of Documents, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Malta.
  210. ^ Apostille (Legalisation of Documents), Defence and Home Affairs Division of Mauritius.
  211. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Mexico. (in Spanish)
  212. ^ Apostille, Government of Aguascalientes. (in Spanish)
  213. ^ Apostille of official and public documents, Government of Baja California. (in Spanish)
  214. ^ Apostilles, Government of Baja California Sur. (in Spanish)
  215. ^ Amount of rights and contributions to pay for services, Judicial Power of Campeche. (in Spanish)
  216. ^ a b Minimum wages 2022, Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of Mexico. (in Spanish)
  217. ^ Apostille of state public documents that must have effect abroad in countries that are part of the International Hague Convention, Government of Chiapas. (in Spanish)
  218. ^ Apostille of documents issued by any state authority or school, Government of Chihuahua. (in Spanish)
  219. ^ Apostille documents, Government of Coahuila. (in Spanish)
  220. ^ Legalization and/or apostille, Government of Colima. (in Spanish)
  221. ^ Apostille, Government of Durango. (in Spanish)
  222. ^ Legalizations and apostille, Government of Guanajuato. (in Spanish)
  223. ^ Law number 419 of Treasury of the State of Guerrero, Government of Guerrero. (in Spanish)
  224. ^ a b c d e Unit of measure and update (UMA), January 2022, National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico. (in Spanish)
  225. ^ Procedure: Apostilles, Government of Hidalgo. (in Spanish)
  226. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Jalisco. (in Spanish)
  227. ^ Tax Code of Mexico City, Congress of Mexico City. (in Spanish)
  228. ^ Legalization and apostille of public documents, Government of Mexico State. (in Spanish)
  229. ^ Legalization and apostille of documents, Government of Michoacán. (in Spanish)
  230. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Morelos. (in Spanish)
  231. ^ Apostille/legalization and/or certification of documents, Government of Nayarit. (in Spanish)
  232. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Nuevo León. (in Spanish)
  233. ^ Apostille, Government of Oaxaca. (in Spanish)
  234. ^ Apostille of official documents, Government of Puebla. (in Spanish)
  235. ^ Legalizations and apostilles, Government of Querétaro. (in Spanish)
  236. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Quintana Roo. (in Spanish)
  237. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of San Luis Potosí. (in Spanish)
  238. ^ Treasury Law of the State of Sinaloa, Secretariat of Public Education and Culture of Sinaloa. (in Spanish)
  239. ^ Department of legalization and apostille of state documents, Government of Sonora. (in Spanish)
  240. ^ Apostille of documents, Government of Tabasco. (in Spanish)
  241. ^ Treasury Law for the State of Tamaulipas, Congress of Tamaulipas. (in Spanish)
  242. ^ Legalization of signatures, Civil Registry of Tlaxcala. (in Spanish)
  243. ^ Legalization and apostille of documents, Government of Veracruz. (in Spanish)
  244. ^ Apostille, Government of Yucatán. (in Spanish)
  245. ^ Treasury Law of the State of Zacatecas, Congress of Zacatecas. (in Spanish)
  246. ^ Apostille, Government of Moldova. (in Romanian)
  247. ^ Apostille a document, Government of Monaco. (in French)
  248. ^ Apostille certification, consular endorsement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. (in Mongolian)
  249. ^ Request for certification with apostille stamp, Government of Montenegro. (in Serbo-Croatian)
  250. ^ Notice of office work, Basic Court of Kotor. (in Serbo-Croatian)
  251. ^ Kingdom of Morocco, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law. (in French)
  252. ^ No. 58, Notification of determination of fees for issuance of apostilles: Interpretation of Laws Proclamation, 1920, Government Gazette of Namibia.
  253. ^ Apostille and legalization, Judiciary of the Netherlands. (in Dutch)
  254. ^ Legalization of documents, Government of Curaçao. (in Dutch)
  255. ^ Apostille (legalization of documents), Government of Sint Maarten.
  256. ^ Use your NZ documents overseas, New Zealand Government.
  257. ^ Nicaragua, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  258. ^ Apostille/legalization of documents for abroad, Ministry of Justice of North Macedonia. (in Macedonian)
  259. ^ Apostille stamp on document, County Governor of Oslo and Viken. (in Norwegian)
  260. ^ Attestation of documents, Foreign Ministry of Oman.
  261. ^ Fees for procedures and stamps, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama. (in Spanish)
  262. ^ Legalizations/apostille, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay. (in Spanish)
  263. ^ Apostille and legalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru. (in Spanish)
  264. ^ Authentication FAQs, Office of Consular Affairs of the Philippines.
  265. ^ Apostille, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. (in Polish)
  266. ^ Hague apostille, Court of Appeal of Porto. (in Portuguese)
  267. ^ Romania, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  268. ^ Fees are no longer paid for applying apostilles. For what use is this for us?, Avocatnet.ro. (in Romanian)
  269. ^ Russian Federation, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  270. ^ Authentication (Legalization) of Documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  271. ^ Processing of apostilles, Government of Saint Lucia.
  272. ^ Apostilles, Ministry of Legal Affairs of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  273. ^ Legalizations, Live in San Marino. (in Italian)
  274. ^ Republic of Serbia, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  275. ^ Services, Judiciary of Seychelles.
  276. ^ FAQ, Singapore Academy of Law.
  277. ^ Verification of documents, Ministry of Justice of Slovakia.
  278. ^ Slovakia, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  279. ^ Application for authentication of documents for use abroad, Ministry of Public Administration of Slovenia. (in Slovene)
  280. ^ Republic of Slovenia, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  281. ^ Consular Notarial Services (Legalisation of Official (Public) Documents), Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa.
  282. ^ Republic of Korea e-Apostille Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea.
  283. ^ Single legalization or Hague apostille, Ministry of Justice of Spain. (in Spanish)
  284. ^ Spain, questions for contracting states, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  285. ^ Legalizations and apostilles, Notarial College of Catalonia. (in Spanish)
  286. ^ Legalization and apostilles, Notarial College of Madrid. (in Spanish)
  287. ^ Legalization and apostille service, Notarial College of Navarre. Archived from the original on 25 February 2020. (in Spanish)
  288. ^ Legalization, Court of Justice of Suriname. (in Dutch)
  289. ^ Questionnaire – Apostille Convention – Sweden, Ministry of Justice of Sweden.
  290. ^ Notary public, Publicus Stockholm. (in Swedish)
  291. ^ Price list, Grönstedt Law Firm.
  292. ^ Notary public, Berlin Law Firm.
  293. ^ Price plan, Astrum Law Firm. (in Swedish)
  294. ^ Price list, Lagerlöfs Law Firm. (in Swedish)
  295. ^ Appointment and prices, Ahlström Law Firm. (in Swedish)
  296. ^ Notary public, Apostille24. (in Swedish)
  297. ^ Welcome to apostille.se!, Notary Public Ralf Lyxell.
  298. ^ Notary public, Visioner Law Firm.
  299. ^ Notary public, Linge Law Firm.
  300. ^ Notary public, Werner Law Firm.
  301. ^ Notary public, Notarius Law Firm.
  302. ^ Apostille price, Utrikesgruppen. (in Swedish)
  303. ^ Price information, Notary Public in Helsingborg. (in Swedish)
  304. ^ Prices, Hispano. (in Swedish)
  305. ^ Notary public Luleå, Norrland Lawyers. (in Swedish)
  306. ^ Factsheet for the certification of documents by the Federal Chancellery, Swiss Federal Chancellery.
  307. ^ Certifications, Government of Aargau. (in German)
  308. ^ Certifications (legalizations/apostilles), Government of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. (in German)
  309. ^ Apostille/supercertification, Government of Appenzell Innerrhoden. (in German)
  310. ^ Certification/apostille, Government of Basel-Landschaft. (in German)
  311. ^ Certifications/legalizations, Government of Basel-Stadt. (in German)
  312. ^ What do I have to do in order to get a document certified?, Government of Bern.
  313. ^ Legalizations and apostilles, Government of Fribourg. (in French)
  314. ^ Rate of administrative fees, Government of Fribourg. (in French)
  315. ^ How much does a document legalization cost?, Government of Geneva. (in French)
  316. ^ Legalization of private signatures, Government of Geneva. (in French)
  317. ^ Certification service, Government of Glarus. (in German)
  318. ^ Ordinance on fees for the State Chancellery, Government of Grisons. (in German, Romansh, and Italian)
  319. ^ Legalization of signatures, Government of Jura. (in French)
  320. ^ Certifications, Government of Lucerne. (in German)
  321. ^ Law setting the rate of fees, of chancellery fees and of costs in civil, penal and administrative matters, Government of Neuchâtel. (in French)
  322. ^ Apostille (supercertification), Government of Nidwalden. (in German)
  323. ^ Apostilles and certifications (legalizations), Government of Obwalden. (in German)
  324. ^ Apostilles and legalizations, Government of Sankt Gallen. (in German)
  325. ^ Ordinance on fees for certifications by the State Chancellery, Government of Schaffhausen. (in German)
  326. ^ Apostilles and supercertifications, Government of Schwyz. (in German)
  327. ^ Certifications/apostilles, Government of Solothurn. (in German)
  328. ^ Payment options/ overview of fees, Government of Thurgau. (in German)
  329. ^ Legislative decree concerning the chancellery fees for legalizations of documents and for the issuance of documents or extracts, Government of Ticino. (in Italian)
  330. ^ Report on the fee situation of the cantonal administration, Government of Uri. (in German)
  331. ^ Legalization of documents, Government of Valais. (in French)
  332. ^ Legalizations of documents for abroad (apostilles), Government of Vaud. (in French)
  333. ^ Legalisations, Government of Zug.
  334. ^ Certifications and apostilles, Government of Zürich.
  335. ^ Apostille, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. (in Tajik)
  336. ^ Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on the state budget of the Republic of Tajikistan for year 2022, National Center for Legislation of Tajikistan. (in Russian)
  337. ^ Exchange rate, National Bank of Tajikistan.
  338. ^ Authentication of Documents, Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
  339. ^ Entry into force, on 1 March, of the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia. (in French)
  340. ^ Republic of Turkey, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  341. ^ Frequently asked questions, e-Apostil.
  342. ^ Ukraine, apostille questionnaire 2021, Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  343. ^ Cost and terms, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
  344. ^ Get your document legalised, Government of the United Kingdom.
  345. ^ Apostille Information, Parliamentary Registry of Bermuda.
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  349. ^ Legalisation of Documents, Royal Court of Guernsey.
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  352. ^ Registration and Records Act, revised edition of 1 January 2019, Government of Montserrat.
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  355. ^ Authentications and Apostilles, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska.
  356. ^ Fees, notary public, Annotated Code of American Samoa, American Samoa Bar Association.
  357. ^ Document Authentication and Apostille, Arizona Secretary of State.
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  360. ^ Fee Schedule, Colorado Secretary of State.
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  362. ^ Authentications, Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia.
  363. ^ Authentications (Apostilles and Notarial Certifications), Florida Department of State.
  364. ^ General Apostille Information, Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority.
  365. ^ Notaries public, 2020 Guam Code, Justia.
  366. ^ Apostilles and Certifications, Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.
  367. ^ Circuit Court Filing Fees and Costs, Hawaii State Judiciary.
  368. ^ Forms and Fees, Idaho Secretary of State.
  369. ^ Apostilles and Certifications, Illinois Secretary of State.
  370. ^ Apostille or certification request form, Iowa Secretary of State.
  371. ^ Apostilles and Authentications, Kansas Secretary of State.
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  374. ^ Authenticate Signatures of Louisiana Officials, Louisiana Secretary of State.
  375. ^ Authentications and Apostilles, Maine Secretary of State.
  376. ^ Summary of charges, costs, and fees of the clerks of the Circuit Court, Maryland Judiciary.
  377. ^ Information on Apostilles and Certificates of Appointment, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  378. ^ Document Authentication, Michigan Secretary of State.
  379. ^ How to Get an Apostille, Minnesota Secretary of State.
  380. ^ Request for apostille/certification, Mississippi Secretary of State.
  381. ^ Certification, Authentication, and Apostilles, Missouri Secretary of State.
  382. ^ Apostille / Authentication, Montana Secretary of State.
  383. ^ Apostilles and Authentications, Nebraska Secretary of State.
  384. ^ Apostille/Certification Fees, Nevada Secretary of State.
  385. ^ Apostilles and Certificates, New Hampshire Department of State.
  386. ^ Apostille Request Form, New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.
  387. ^ Apostille/Certifications Forms, New Mexico Secretary of State.
  388. ^ Fees, New York State Unified Court System.
  389. ^ Apostille Certificates, North Carolina Secretary of State.
  390. ^ Authentications by Apostille and Certification, North Dakota Secretary of State.
  391. ^ Apostilles and Certificates of Authentication (U.S. Documents), Eighth Army of the United States.
  392. ^ Citizen Centric Report – Fiscal Year 2021, Office of the Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  393. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Ohio Secretary of State.
  394. ^ Apostille and authentication of documents, Oklahoma Secretary of State.
  395. ^ How to Get an Authentication (or Apostille), Oregon Secretary of State.
  396. ^ How Do I Obtain an Apostille or Certification?, Pennsylvania Department of State.
  397. ^ Documents Certification and Filing of Regulations, Puerto Rico Department of State.
  398. ^ Apostilles and Certifications, Rhode Island Department of State.
  399. ^ Apostilles, South Carolina Secretary of State.
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  401. ^ Notary Public, Shelby County Clerk.
  402. ^ Apostilles/Authentication of Documents, Texas Secretary of State.
  403. ^ Request Form for Apostille or Certificate of Authentication, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands.
  404. ^ Document Authentication Fees (Apostille), Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor.
  405. ^ Apostille or Authentication, Vermont Secretary of State.
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  408. ^ Apostille and certification request, West Virginia Secretary of State.
  409. ^ Authentication and Apostille Certificate Order Form, Wisconsin Secretary of State.
  410. ^ Apostilles/Authentications, Wyoming Secretary of State.
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  412. ^ The state service for affixing an apostille on official documents is provided through the Single Interactive Public Services Portal, Government of Uzbekistan. (in Uzbek)
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  414. ^ Consular services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela.
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