Note: The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such a certification is called an apostille.

State Entry into Force Apostille not
recognised in
comment
 Albania 02004-05-099 May 2004 Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain
 Andorra 01996-12-3131 Dec 1996
 Antigua and Barbuda 01981-11-011 Nov 1981
 Argentina 01988-02-1818 Feb 1988
 Armenia 01994-10-1414 Oct 1994
 Australia 01995-03-1616 Mar 1995
 Austria 01968-01-1313 Jan 1968
 Azerbaijan 02005-03-022 Mar 2005 Germany
 Bahamas 01973-07-1010 Jul 1973
 Barbados 01966-11-3030 Nov 1966
 Belarus 01992-05-3131 May 1992
 Belgium 01973-02-099 Feb 1973
 Belize 01993-04-1111 Apr 1993
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 01992-03-066 Mar 1992
 Botswana 01966-09-3030 Sep 1966
 Brunei 01987-12-033 Dec 1987
 Bulgaria 02001-04-2929 Apr 2001
 Cape Verde 02010-02-1313 Feb 2010
 Colombia 02001-01-3030 Jan 2001
 Cook Islands 02005-04-3030 Apr 2005
 Costa Rica 02011-12-1414 Dec 2011
 Croatia 01991-12-088 Dec 1991
 Cyprus 01973-04-3030 Apr 1973
 Czech Republic 01999-03-1616 Mar 1999
 Denmark 02006-12-2626 Dec 2006 does not apply for Greenland and the Faroe Islands
 Dominica 01978-11-033 Nov 1978
 Dominican Republic 02009-08-3030 Aug 2009 Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
 Ecuador 02005-04-022 Apr 2005
 El Salvador 01996-05-3131 May 1996
 Estonia 02001-09-3030 Sep 2001
 Fiji 01970-10-1010 Oct 1970
 Finland 01986-08-2626 Aug 1986
 France 01965-01-2424 Jan 1965
 Georgia 02007-05-1414 May 2007 Greece
 Germany 01966-02-1313 Feb 1966
 Greece 01985-05-1818 May 1985
 Grenada 02002-04-077 Apr 2002
 Honduras 02004-12-3030 Dec 2004
 Hong Kong 01965-04-2525 Apr 1965 The convention is still applicable to Hong Kong despite thetransfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 01997-07-011 July 1997.
 Hungary 01973-01-1818 Jan 1973
 Iceland 02004-11-2727 Nov 2004
 India 02005-07-1414 Jul 2005 Germany
 Ireland 01999-03-099 Mar 1999
 Israel 01978-08-1414 Aug 1978
 Italy 01978-02-1111 Feb 1978
 Japan 01970-07-2727 Jul 1970
 Kazakhstan 02001-01-3030 Jan 2001
 Kyrgyzstan 02011-07-3131 Jul 2011 Austria, Belgium, Germany and Greece
 Latvia 01996-01-3030 Jan 1996
 Lesotho 01966-12-044 Dec 1966
 Liberia 01996-02-088 Feb 1996 Belgium, Germany and the United States
 Liechtenstein 01972-09-1717 Sep 1972
 Lithuania 01997-07-1919 Jul 1997
 Luxembourg 01979-06-033 Jun 1979
 Macau 01969-02-044 Feb 1969 The convention is still applicable to Macau despite the transfer of sovereignty over Macau on 01999-12-2020 Dec 1999.
 Macedonia 01991-11-1717 Nov 1991
 Malawi 01967-12-022 Dec 1967
 Malta 01968-03-033 Mar 1968
 Marshall Islands 01992-08-1414 Aug 1992
 Mauritius 01968-03-1212 Mar 1968
 Mexico 01995-08-1414 Aug 1995
 Moldova 02007-03-1616 Mar 2007 Germany
 Monaco 02002-12-3131 Dec 2002
 Mongolia 02009-12-3131 Dec 2009 Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany and Greece
 Montenegro 02006-06-033 Jun 2006
 Namibia 02001-01-3030 Jan 2001
 Netherlands 01965-10-088 Oct 1965 Aruba, Curaçao,Netherlands and Sint Maarten
 New Zealand 02001-11-2222 Nov 2001
 Niue 01999-03-022 Mar 1999
 Norway 01983-07-2929 Jul 1983
 Oman 02012-01-3030 Jan 2012
 Panama 01991-08-044 Aug 1991
 Peru 02010-09-3030 Sep 2010 Germany and Greece
 Poland 02005-08-1414 Aug 2005
 Portugal 01969-02-044 Feb 1969
 Romania 02001-03-1313 Mar 2001
 Russia 01992-05-3131 May 1992
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 01994-12-1414 Dec 1994
 Saint Lucia 02002-07-3131 Jul 2002
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 01979-10-2727 Oct 1979
 Samoa 01999-09-1313 Sep 1999
 San Marino 01995-02-1313 Feb 1995
 São Tomé and Príncipe 02008-09-1313 Sep 2008
 Serbia 01992-04-2727 Apr 1992
 Seychelles 01979-03-3131 Mar 1979
 Slovakia 02002-02-1818 Feb 2002
 Slovenia 01991-06-2525 Jun 1991
 South Africa 01995-04-3030 Apr 1995
 South Korea 02007-07-1414 Jul 2007
 Spain 01978-09-2525 Sep 1978
 Suriname 01975-11-2525 Nov 1975
 Swaziland 01968-09-066 Sep 1968
 Sweden 01999-05-011 May 1999
 Switzerland 01973-03-1111 Mar 1973
 Tonga 01970-06-044 Jun 1970
 Trinidad and Tobago 02000-07-1414 Jul 2000
 Turkey 01985-09-2929 Sep 1985
 Ukraine 02003-12-2222 Dec 2003
 United Kingdom 01965-01-2424 Jan 1965 including Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories
 United States 01981-10-1515 Oct 1981
 Uruguay 02012-12-1212 Dec 2012
 Uzbekistan 02012-04-1515 Apr 2012 Germany and Belgium
 Vanuatu 01980-07-3030 Jul 1980
 Venezuela 01999-03-1616 Mar 1999

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