States parties of Convention of 5 October 1961 (Apostille convention)

By Published On: June 21, 2022

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.

Nr. State Signed Deposited Entered into force
1.  Albania 3 September 2003 9 May 2004
2.  Andorra 15 April 1996 31 December 1996
3.  Antigua and Barbuda 1 May 1985 1 November 1981
4.  Argentina 8 May 1987 18 February 1988
5.  Armenia 19 November 1993 14 August 1994
6.  Australia 11 July 1994 16 March 1995
7.  Austria 5 October 1961 14 November 1967 13 January 1968
8.  Azerbaijan 13 May 2004 2 March 2005
9.  Bahamas 30 April 1976 10 July 1973
10.  Bahrain 10 April 2013 31 December 2013
11.  Barbados 11 August 1995 30 November 1966
12.  Belarus 16 June 1992 31 May 1992
13.  Belgium 10 March 1970 11 December 1975 9 February 1976
14.  Belize 17 July 1992 11 April 1993
15.  Bolivia 6 September 2017 7 May 2018
16.  Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 August 1993 6 March 1992
17.  Botswana 16 September 1968 30 September 1966
18.  Brazil 2 December 2015 14 August 2016
19.  Brunei 23 February 1987 3 December 1987
20.  Bulgaria 1 August 2000 29 April 2001
21.  Burundi 10 June 2014 13 February 2015
22.  Cape Verde 7 May 2009 13 February 2010
23.  Chile 16 December 2015 30 August 2016
24.  China
25.  Colombia 27 April 2000 30 January 2001
26.  Cook Islands 13 July 2004 30 April 2005
27.  Costa Rica 6 April 2011 14 December 2011
28.  Croatia 23 April 1993 8 October 1991
29.  Cyprus 26 July 1972 30 April 1973
30.  Czech Republic 23 June 1998 16 March 1999
31.  Denmark 20 October 2006 30 October 2006 29 December 2006
32.  Dominica 22 October 2002 3 November 1978
33.  Dominican Republic 12 December 2008 30 August 2009
34.  Ecuador 2 July 2004 2 April 2005
35.  El Salvador 14 September 1995 31 May 1996
36.  Estonia 11 December 2000 30 September 2001
37.  Eswatini 3 July 1978 6 September 1968
38.  Fiji 29 March 1971 10 October 1970
39.  Finland 13 March 1962 27 June 1985 26 August 1985
40.  France 9 October 1961 25 November 1964 24 January 1965
41.  Georgia 21 August 2006 14 May 2007
42.  Germany 5 October 1961 15 December 1965 13 February 1966
43.  Greece 5 October 1961 19 March 1985 18 May 1985
44.  Grenada 17 July 2001 7 April 2002
45.  Guatemala 19 January 2017 18 September 2017
46.  Guyana 30 July 2018 18 April 2019
47.  Honduras 20 January 2004 30 September 2004
48.  Hungary 18 April 1972 18 January 1973
49.  Iceland 7 September 2004 28 September 2004 27 November 2004
50.  India 26 October 2004 14 July 2005
51.  Indonesia 5 October 2021 4 June 2022
52.  Ireland 29 October 1996 8 January 1999 9 March 1999
53.  Israel 11 November 1977 14 August 1978
54.  Italy 15 December 1961 13 December 1977 11 February 1978
55.  Jamaica 2 November 2020 3 July 2021
56.  Japan 12 March 1970 28 May 1970 27 July 1970
57.  Kazakhstan 5 April 2000 30 January 2001
58.  Kosovo 6 November 2015 14 July 2016
59.  Kyrgyzstan 15 November 2010 31 July 2011
60.  Latvia 11 May 1995 30 January 1996
61.  Lesotho 24 April 1972 4 October 1966
62.  Liberia 24 May 1995 8 February 1996
63.  Liechtenstein 18 April 1962 19 July 1972 17 September 1972
64.  Lithuania 5 November 1996 19 July 1997
65.  Luxembourg 5 October 1961 4 April 1979 3 June 1979
66.  Malawi 24 February 1967 2 December 1967
67.  Malta 12 June 1967 3 March 1968
68.  Marshall Islands 18 November 1991 14 August 1992
69.  Mauritius 20 December 1968 12 March 1968
70.  Mexico 1 December 1994 14 August 1995
71.  Moldova 19 June 2006 16 March 2007
72.  Monaco 24 April 2002 31 December 2002
73.  Mongolia 2 April 2009 31 December 2009
74.  Montenegro 30 January 2007 3 June 2006
75.  Morocco 27 November 2015 14 August 2016
76.  Namibia 25 April 2000 30 January 2001
77.  Netherlands 30 November 1962 9 August 1965 8 October 1965
78.  New Zealand 7 February 2001 22 November 2001
79.  Nicaragua 7 September 2012 14 May 2013
80.  Niue 10 June 1998 2 March 1999
81.  North Macedonia 20 September 1993 17 November 1991
82.  Norway 30 May 1983 30 May 1983 29 July 1983
83.  Oman 12 May 2011 30 January 2012
84.  Pakistan 8 July 2022 9 March 2023
85.  Palau 17 October 2019 23 June 2020
86.  Panama 30 October 1990 4 August 1991
87.  Paraguay 10 December 2013 30 August 2014
88.  Peru 13 January 2010 30 September 2010
89.  Philippines 12 September 2018 14 May 2019
90.  Poland 19 November 2004 14 August 2005
91.  Portugal 20 August 1965 6 December 1968 4 February 1969
92.  Romania 7 June 2000 16 March 2001
93.  Russia 4 September 1991 31 May 1992
94.  Saint Kitts and Nevis 26 February 1994 14 December 1994
95.  Saint Lucia 5 December 2001 31 July 2002
96.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 May 2002 27 October 1979
97.  Samoa 18 January 1999 13 September 1999
98.  San Marino 26 May 1994 13 February 1995
99.  São Tomé and Príncipe 19 December 2007 13 September 2008
100.  Saudi Arabia 8 April 2022 7 December 2022
101.  Senegal 13 July 2022 23 March 2023
102.  Serbia 26 April 2001 27 April 1992
103.  Seychelles 9 June 1978 31 March 1979
104.  Singapore 18 January 2021 16 September 2021
105.  Slovakia 6 June 2001 18 February 2002
106.  Slovenia 8 June 1992 25 June 1991
107.  South Africa 3 August 1994 30 April 1995
108.  South Korea 25 October 2006 14 July 2007
109.  Spain 21 October 1976 27 July 1978 25 September 1978
110.  Suriname 29 October 1976 25 November 1975
111.  Sweden 2 March 1999 2 March 1999 1 May 1999
112.  Switzerland 5 October 1961 10 January 1973 11 March 1973
113.  Tajikistan 20 February 2015 31 October 2015
114.  Tonga 28 October 1971 4 June 1970
115.  Trinidad and Tobago 28 October 1999 14 July 2000
116.  Tunisia 10 July 2017 30 March 2018
117.  Turkey 8 May 1962 31 July 1985 29 September 1985
118.  Ukraine 2 April 2003 22 December 2003
119.  United Kingdom 19 October 1961 21 August 1964 24 January 1965
120.  United States 24 December 1980 15 October 1981
121.  Uruguay 9 February 2012 14 October 2012
122.  Uzbekistan 25 July 2011 15 April 2012
123.  Vanuatu 1 August 2008 30 July 1980
124.  Venezuela 1 July 1998 16 March 1999

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