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What is an Apostille ?

In 1961, the process for legalising documents for use abroad was abolished and replaced by a certificate of authenticity, called an ‘Apostille’ under the Hague Convention.

Below is an alphabetical list of over 90 countries that signed or have since signed and become party to the Hague Convention. The year after each country is the year the country signed and became party to the convention. Please click on the lettered links above or below, or scroll down the page.

There are also many other countries which recognise an Apostille certificate. This requirement varies widely even within a given country, consequently it's important for you to check the exact requirements of the authority, agent or employer in the country you are dealing with whether you need a document (e.g. a Basic Disclosure) Certified by a Solicitor or by a Notary prior to us sending it to the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) for the Apostille Certificate.


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A

Albania 2004
Andorra 1996
Antigua and Barbuda 1981
Argentina 1988
Armenia 1994
Australia 1995
Austria 1968
Azerbaijan 2005

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B

Bahamas 1973
Barbados 1966
Belarus 1991
Belize 1993
Belgium 1976
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992
Botswana 1966
Brunei Darussalam 1987
Bulgaria 2001

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C

Cape Verde 2010
China (Hong Kong) 1965
China (Macao) 1969
Cook Islands 2005
Colombia 2001
Croatia 1991
Cyprus 1973
Czech Republic 1999

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D

Denmark 2006
Dominica 1978
Dominican Republic 2009

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E

Ecuador 2005
El Salvador 1996
Estonia 2001

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F

Fiji 1970
Finland 1985
France 1965

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G

Georgia 2007
Germany 1966
Greece 1985
Grenada 2003

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H

Honduras 2004
Hungary 1973

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I

Iceland 2004
India 2005
Ireland 1999
Israel 1978
Italy 1978

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J

Japan 1970

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K

Kazakhstan 2001
Korea, Republic of 2007

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L

Latvia 1996
Lesotho 1966
Liberia 1996
Liechtenstein 1972
Lithuania 1997
Luxembourg 1979

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M

Malawi 1967
Malta 1968
Mauritius 1968
Marshall Islands 1992
Mexico 1995
Moldova, Republic of 2007
Monaco 2003
Mongolia 2009
Montenegro 2006

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N

Namibia 2001
Netherlands 1965
New Zealand 2001
Niue 1999
Norway 1983

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O

There are no countries starting with "O" that have signed the Hague Convention.

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P

Panama 1991
Peru 2010
Poland 2005
Portugal 1969

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Q

There are no countries starting with "Q" that have signed the Hague Convention.

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R

Romania 2001
Russian Federation 1992

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S

Saint Kitts and Nevis 1994
Saint Lucia 2003
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1979
Samoa 1999
San Marino 1995
Sao Tome and Principe 2008
Serbia 1992
Seychelles 1979
Slovakia 2003
Slovenia 1991
South Africa 1995
Spain 1978
Suriname 1975
Sweden 1999
Swaziland 1968
Switzerland 1973

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T

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1991
Tonga 1970
Trinidad and Tobago 2000
Turkey 1985

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U

Ukraine 2003
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1965
United States of America 1981

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V

Vanuatu 1980
Venezuela 1999

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WXYZ

There are no countries starting with W X Y or Z that have signed the Hague Convention.

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There are also many other countries which recognise an Apostille certificate. This requirement varies widely even within a given country, consequently it's important for you to check the exact requirements of the authority, agent or employer in the country you are dealing with whether you need a document (e.g. a Basic Disclosure) Certified by a Solicitor or by a Notary prior to us sending it to the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) for the Apostille Certificate.


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