Certification

Application Procedure Guide

[Reference] Signatory countries (regions) of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Convention)

July 3, 2018
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As of July 3, 2018
A Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
B Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burundi
C Cape Verde
Chile
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
D Denmark
Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica)
Dominican Republic
E El Salvador
Estonia
Eswatini (Former Swaziland)
F Fiji
Finland
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
France
G Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
H Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
I India
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
J Japan
K Kazakhstan
Korea
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
L Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
M Macao
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
N Namibia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niue
Norway
O Oman
P Panamas
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
R Republic of Azerbaijan
Republic of Ecuador
Republic of Uzbekistan
Romania
Russia
S Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Seychelles
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
T Tajikistan
The Netherlands
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
U Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
V Vanuatu
Venezuela

In addition to the above signatory countries, an apostille can be used in the following overseas territories.

  • France: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion Islands, New Caledonia Islands, Wallis Islands and Futuna Islands, Saint Pierre, Miquelon, French Polynesia
  • Portugal: All oversea territories
  • The Netherlands: Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten
  • UK: Isle of Jersey, Isle of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Bermuda Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands