Universal Legalisation: Hague Apostille

The apostille procedure consists of certifying a public document (e.g. judicial or admin docs) by the country who has issued it and is part of the XII Hague Convention of 5th October 1961. Every country shall legalise the document by attaching a stamped official certificate (an ‘apostille’) to confirm that the signature, stamp, or seal is officially valid.

Therefore, duly certified documents issued by a country member of the Convention shall be automatically recognised in any other Convention territory without further bureaucratic requirements.

You can check the contracting countries to this Convention by clicking the link below: