HCCH in Regards to Apostille

Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents

Your documents will not need to attested by the Embassy/ Consulate if you’re using it on one of the members of the Hague Convention.

Last update: 18-I-2021


Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 120
The expression “Contracting Party” covers both cases in which the Convention has, and cases in which the Convention has not yet, entered into force for that Party following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval

Contracting Party1R/A/S2Type3EIF4EXT5Auth6Res/D/N/DC7
Albania3-IX-2003A9-V-20041
Andorra15-IV-1996A31-XII-19961
Antigua and Barbuda1-V-1985Su1-XI-19811
Argentina8-V-1987A18-II-19881D
Armenia19-XI-1993A14-VIII-19941
Australia11-VII-1994A16-III-19951D
Austria5-X-196114-XI-1967R13-I-19681D
Azerbaijan13-V-2004A**2-III-20051
Bahamas30-IV-1976Su10-VII-19731
Bahrain10-IV-2013A31-XII-20131D
Barbados11-VIII-1995Su30-XI-19661
Belarus16-VI-1992Su31-V-19921
Belgium10-III-197011-XII-1975R9-II-19761
Belize17-VII-1992A11-IV-19931
Bolivia6-IX-2017A7-V-20181
Bosnia and Herzegovina23-VIII-1993Su6-III-19921D
Botswana16-IX-1968Su30-IX-19661
Brazil2-XII-2015A14-VIII-20161D
Brunei Darussalam23-II-1987A3-XII-19871
Bulgaria1-VIII-2000A29-IV-20011
Burundi10-VI-2014A**13-II-20151
Cabo Verde7-V-2009A13-II-20101
Chile16-XII-2015A30-VIII-20161
China, People’s Republic ofC2D,N
Colombia27-IV-2000A30-I-20011D
Cook Islands13-VII-2004A30-IV-20051
Costa Rica6-IV-2011A14-XII-20111
Croatia23-IV-1993Su8-X-19911
Cyprus26-VII-1972A30-IV-19731
Czech Republic23-VI-1998A16-III-19991
Denmark20-X-200630-X-2006R29-XII-20061D
Dominica22-X-2002Su3-XI-19781
Dominican Republic12-XII-2008A**30-VIII-20091
Ecuador2-VII-2004A2-IV-20051D
El Salvador14-IX-1995A31-V-19961
Estonia11-XII-2000A30-IX-20011D
Eswatini3-VII-1978Su6-IX-19681
Fiji29-III-1971Su10-X-19701
Finland13-III-196227-VI-1985R26-VIII-19851D
France9-X-196125-XI-1964R24-I-19651D
Georgia21-VIII-2006A14-V-20071D
Germany5-X-196115-XII-1965R13-II-19661D,N
Greece5-X-196119-III-1985R18-V-19851
Grenada17-VII-2001A7-IV-20021
Guatemala19-I-2017A18-IX-20171D
Guyana30-VII-2018A18-IV-20191
Honduras20-I-2004A30-IX-20041
Hungary18-IV-1972A18-I-19731D
Iceland7-IX-200428-IX-2004R27-XI-20041
India26-X-2004A**14-VII-20051
Ireland29-X-19968-I-1999R9-III-19991
Israel11-XI-1977A14-VIII-19781
Italy15-XII-196113-XII-1977R11-II-19781
Jamaica2-XI-2020A3-VII-20211
Japan12-III-197028-V-1970R27-VII-19701
Kazakhstan5-IV-2000A30-I-20011D
Korea, Republic of25-X-2006A14-VII-20071
Kosovo6-XI-2015A**14-VII-20161D,DC
Kyrgyzstan15-XI-2010A**31-VII-20111
Latvia11-V-1995A30-I-19961D
Lesotho24-IV-1972Su4-X-19661
Liberia24-V-1995A**8-II-19961
Liechtenstein18-IV-196219-VII-1972R17-IX-19721
Lithuania5-XI-1996A19-VII-19971D
Luxembourg5-X-19614-IV-1979R3-VI-19791
Malawi24-II-1967A2-XII-19671
Malta12-VI-1967A3-III-19681
Marshall Islands18-XI-1991A14-VIII-19921
Mauritius20-XII-1968Su12-III-19681
Mexico1-XII-1994A14-VIII-19951
Monaco24-IV-2002A31-XII-20021
Mongolia2-IV-2009A**31-XII-20091
Montenegro30-I-2007Su3-VI-20061
Morocco27-XI-2015A**14-VIII-20161
Namibia25-IV-2000A30-I-20011
Netherlands30-XI-19629-VIII-1965R8-X-196541D
New Zealand7-II-2001A22-XI-20011D
Nicaragua7-IX-2012A14-V-20131
Niue10-VI-1998A2-III-19991
Norway30-V-198330-V-1983R29-VII-19831
Oman12-V-2011A30-I-20121
Palau17-X-2019A23-VI-20201
Panama30-X-1990A4-VIII-19911
Paraguay10-XII-2013A**30-VIII-20141
Peru13-I-2010A**30-IX-20101
Philippines12-IX-2018A**14-V-20191D
Poland19-XI-2004A14-VIII-20051
Portugal20-VIII-19656-XII-1968R4-II-19691D
Republic of Moldova19-VI-2006A**16-III-20071
Republic of North Macedonia20-IX-1993Su17-XI-19911
Romania7-VI-2000A16-III-20011D
Russian Federation4-IX-1991Su31-V-19921D,N
Saint Kitts and Nevis26-II-1994A14-XII-19941
Saint Lucia5-XII-2001A31-VII-20021
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2-V-2002Su27-X-19791
Samoa18-I-1999A13-IX-19991
San Marino26-V-1994A13-II-19951
Sao Tome and Principe19-XII-2007A13-IX-20081
Serbia26-IV-2001Su27-IV-19921D
Seychelles9-VI-1978A31-III-19791
Singapore18-I-2021A16-IX-20211
Slovakia6-VI-2001A18-II-20021
Slovenia8-VI-1992Su25-VI-19911
South Africa3-VIII-1994A30-IV-19951
Spain21-X-197627-VII-1978R25-IX-19781D
Suriname29-X-1976Su25-XI-19751
Sweden2-III-19992-III-1999R1-V-19991
Switzerland5-X-196110-I-1973R11-III-19731D
Tajikistan20-II-2015A**31-X-20151
Tonga28-X-1971Su4-VI-19701D
Trinidad and Tobago28-X-1999A14-VII-20001
Tunisia10-VII-2017A**30-III-20181
Turkey8-V-196231-VII-1985R29-IX-19851
Ukraine2-IV-2003A22-XII-20031D
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland19-X-196121-VIII-1964R24-I-1965131D
United States of America24-XII-1980A15-X-19811D
Uruguay9-II-2012A14-X-20121
Uzbekistan25-VII-2011A**15-IV-20121
Vanuatu1-VIII-2008Su30-VII-19801
Venezuela1-VII-1998A16-III-19991