Authorities

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

Entry into force: 24-I-1965


Members of the Organisation 


Authorities

Albania

Albania - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Office of Authentications of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Drejtoria Konsullore,  Zyra e Legalizimeve, Ministria e Puneve te Jashtme)

Contact details:

Address: Consular Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Boul. Gjergj Fishta, no 6
1000-TIRANA
Albania 
Telephone: +3554/2233493
+3554/2364090 ext. 79159
Fax: +355 (4) 23 620 84 / 85
E-mail: -
General website: www.mfa.gov.al
Contact persons: -
Language(s) of communication: English, French

Practical Information:

Price: Albanian documents: 200 lek (± 1.6 €)
Foreign documents: reciprocity
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 2 September 2013)

Argentina

Argentina - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto

"(...) the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed an Agreement with the Federal Board of Notariat, by which the different Bodies of Notaries Public of Argentina have been authorised to authenticate signatures with the Apostille legalisation.
This designation has become in force on 1 December 2003.
The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs remains being the Authority of Application of the Convention."
[sic]

Contact details:

Address:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
Esmeralda 1212
C1007ABR, BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Telephone: + 54 (11) 4819 7000
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.mrecic.gov.ar
(in Spanish only)

Practical Information:

Price: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto charges $39 pesos argentinos.
The Colegios de Escribanos (Bodies of Notaries Public) charge a maximum fee of $69 pesos argentinos. This service includes the certification of the signature of the Public Notary.
Useful links: http://www.cfna.org.ar/
(in Spanish only)

(This page has last been updated on 1 June 2012)

Australia

Australia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia

The Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia

Contact details:

Address: R.G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton, ACT 0221
Australia.
Telephone: +61 (2) 6261 3644 / +61 (2) 6261 1111
Fax: +61 (2) 6261 2820 / +61 (2) 6261 3111
E-mail:

Melbourne, Victoria: [email protected]
Sydney, New South Wales: [email protected]
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: [email protected]
Adelaide, South Australia: [email protected]
Brisbane,Queensland: [email protected]
Darwin, Northern Territory: [email protected]
Hobart, Tasmania: [email protected]
Perth, Western Australia: [email protected]

Language of communication: English
General website (see also “Practical Information”): http://www.dfat.gov.au/

Practical Information:

Price: $60 Australian dollars for a single-sided page document
$80 Australian dollars for a binding (documents of two or more pages)
Useful Links: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/authen.html
Regional offices http://www.smartraveler.gov.au/state_offices.html

(This page was last updated on 3 March 2011)

Austria

Austria - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs with regard to all documents issued by:

a) the Federal President or the Office of the Federal President,
b) the President of the National Council, the President of the Federal Council or the Parliamentary Administrative Office,
c) the federal government,
d) a federal ministry,
e) the Constitutional Court or the Administrative Court,
f) the Supreme Court, the Supreme Cartel Court at the Supreme Court, the Supreme Restoration Commission at the Supreme Court, the Supreme Restitution Commission at the Supreme Court or
g) the Court of Audit.

2. The presidents of civil courts of first instance, or their designated representatives for the issue of certificates (apostilles), with the exception of the Commercial Court in Vienna and the Juvenile Court in Vienna, with regard to all documents issued in the region served by the court in question by:

a) a court other than those referred to in point 1 (e) and (f),
b) a public prosecutor's office,
c) a notary,
d) a chamber of notaries or a bar association, in so far as the chamber or association in question did so in the execution of official federal duties.

3. With regard to all other documents,

a) provincial governors, for documents issued in their province in the execution of official federal duties,
b) provincial governments, for documents issued in their province in the execution of official federal duties.

Contact details:

Address: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres
Minoritenplatz 8
A - 1014 Wien
Telephone: +43 50 11 50-0
Fax: +43 50 11 59-0
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.bmeia.gv.at/
Languages of communication: German, English

Complete list and contact details of the Regional Courts (Landesgerichte) and Land Governments (Landesregierungen)

Practical Information:

Price: The fees at the regional courts (judicial and notarial documents): € 13,70.

Fees at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs: € 17,50.
Useful Links:

Vorgangsweise zur Einholung einer Beglaubigung für ausländische Urkunden: Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (in German only)www.bmeia.gv.at/aussenministerium/buergerservice/beglaubigungen.html

http://fabsits.heimat.eu/ (in German only)

Federal Act of 31 May 1967 on the issuance of the Apostille according to the Hague Convention (Federal Law Gazette Nr. 28/1968)

(This page was last updated on 19 March 2014)

Belarus

Belarus - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

(click here for previous information) 

Designated Competent Authorities (as of 10 November 2010):

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus - on the documents issued by Courts, Center for legal expertise and criminalistics of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, Republican labour arbitrage, Regional justice administrations, Minsk City Executive Committee justice administration, Notary archives, Notary officials;
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus - on the documents issued by the educational institutions;
Department of Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice - on the documents issued by the State archives of the Republic of Belarus;
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus - on all other documents, also on the documents which are under the competence of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education as well as the Department for Archives and Records management, forwarded to Belarus by the Belarusian Diplomatic representatives or Consular offices and/or demanded (obtained) by them.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
ul. Kollektornaya, 10
220084 MINSK
Telephone: +375 17 220-96-84
+375 17 220-97-55
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.minjust.by/
(in Belarusian only)

Address: Ministry of Education
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.minedu.unibel.by
(in Belarusian only)

Address: Department of Archives and Records Management
10, Kollektornaya St.
220048, MINSK
Republic of Belarus
Telephone: +375 17 220-51-20
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://archives.gov.by/eindex.htm

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ul. Lenina, 19
MINSK
Belarus 220030
Telephone: +375 17 227-29-22
Fax: +375 17 227-45-21
Office hours: see www.mfa.gov.by/en/consular/hrs/
General website: http://www.mfa.gov.by

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

Belgium

Belgium - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministère des Affaires étrangères, du Commerce extérieur et de la Coopération au Développement

Contact details:

Address: rue des Petits Carmes 27
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium
Telephone: +32 (2) 501 32 00
Fax: +32 (2) 501 37 90
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: Dutch, French
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/index.jsp

Practical Information:

Price: € 15
gratuité des taxes consulaires ( 10 € ) si indigence prouvée.
Useful Links: diplomatie.belgium.be/.../faq/#faq
E-Register: Please click here

(This page was last updated on 11 May 2012)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

(Competent Authorities before 1 January 2008)

Designated Competent Authorities (as per 1 January 2008):

Courts of First Instance of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Municipal Courts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Basic Courts of Republika Srpska
Basic Court of Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: The fee differs depending on the number of documents that the applicant is requesting to be apostillised
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 11 May 2011)

Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

(previous contact information) 

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. The Ministry of Justice - in respect of the documents of the courts and notaries;
2. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Science - in respect to educational and certifying documents, issued by higher education institutions, by institutions of the public education system and by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science and its structures;
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs - in respect of all other documents.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
ul. "Slavyanska" No 1
1040 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Contact persons:

Boriana Dimitrova
Nedyalka Terziyska
(languages of communication: Bulgarian, English)

Telephone: +359 2 9237 354
Fax: +359 2 981 3443
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.mjeli.government.bg/
(in Bulgarian only)

Address: Ministry of Ministry of Education, Youth and Science
Contact persons:  
Telephone:  
Fax:  
E-mail:  
General website (see also "Practical Information") :  

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2, Alexander Zhendov Street
SOFIA 1032
Bulgaria
Telephone: +359 (2) 971 14 08
+359 (2) 971 37 78
+359 (2) 948-2218
Fax: +359 (2) 870 30 41
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.mfa.government.bg/

Practical Information:

Price:

5 lev 

Useful Links: mjeli.government.bg
E-Register: justice.government.bg

(This page was last updated on 31 May 2013)

China, People's Republic of

China (Macao) - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Chief Executive
  2. Secretary for Administration and Justice
  3. Director of Justice Affairs Department

Contact details:

Address: Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos de Justiça (DSAJ)
Rua do Campo, n.º 162
Edf. Administração, Pública
20.º andar
Macau, China
Telephone: +853 8987 2318
Fax: +853 2871 3109
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: Chinese, English, Portuguese
Contact person: Mr Lam Chi Long (a.k.a. Oscar)
General website (see also "Practical Information") :

http://www.dsaj.gov.mo (the website is only in Chinese and Portuguese – the application form is now available also in English)

Practical Information:

Price: Free of charge
Useful Links: http://www.dsaj.gov.mo/ContentFrame_pt.aspx?ModuleName=Content/pt/dj/dj01_pt.ascx

China (Hong Kong) - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Registrar of the High Court

Contact details:

Address: The Registrar
High Court
Room LG115, LG1
High Court Building
38 Queensway
Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2825 4226
Fax: +852 2524 2034
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information") : http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/
Contact person: Senior Judicial Clerk I, Apostille Service Office
Languages of communication: English, Cantonese, Putonghua (verbal communication)

Practical Information:

Price: $125 HKD currency (aprox. USD$16)
Useful Links: http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/crt_services/apostille.htm

(This page was last updated on 23 October 2012)

Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Competent Authority

Designated Competent Authority:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de Costa Rica, Departamento de Autenticaciones

Contact details:

Address: Departamento de Autenticaciones
Dirección General
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de Costa Rica
Avenida 7-9, Calle 11-13
San José
Costa Rica
Telephone: +506 2223-7555
Fax: +506 2256-2673
Person to contact: Eduardo Cubero Barrantes
Email: [email protected]
Language of communication: Spanish
Internet (see also under Practical Information):

http://www.rree.go.cr/

www.gobiernofacil.go.cr

Practical Information:

Price: ¢ 625.00 (= € 1)
Useful links:

Autenticación de Firmas en Documentos Oficiales
Servicio de Apostilla y Legalizaciones
http://www.gobiernofacil.go.cr


(This page was last updated on 7 August 2012)

Croatia

Croatia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Municipal courts or the Ministry of Justice and Administration

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
Dezmanova 6 i 10
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia
Telephone: +385 (1) 3710-617
Fax: +385 (1) 3710-671
Contact person: Ms Larisa KRALJ
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: Croatian, English
General website (see also "Practical Information"): www.pravosudje.hr/

Practical Information:

Price: The Ministry of Justice charges for each Apostille 30 kuna. This price is prescribed by Croatian administrative tax Act.

The Municipal Courts charge court tax from 50 to 60 Croatian kuna, according to the Act of court tax (the price depends on whether
the text is in the Croatian language - 50 kuna - or translation - 60 Croatian kuna.)
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Cyprus

Cyprus - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice and Public Order
125, Athalassas Avenue
1461 Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Cyprus
Telephone: +357 (22) 805 964 / 805 928 / 22805955
Fax: +357 (22) 518 356
Contact persons: Mrs Maria Iasonos
Languages of communication: Greek, English
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mjpo.gov.cy/

Practical Information:

Price: € 3.42
Useful Links: Ministry of Justice and Public Order

(This page was last updated on 7 August 2012)

Czech Republic

Czech Republic - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Ministry of Justice (judicial documents including documents issued or certified by notaries);
  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (other than judicial documents).

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
Vyšehradská 16
128 10 PRAHA 2
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 221 997 925
Fax: +420 221 997 919
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.justice.cz/
Information about legalisation of documents at the Ministry of Justice: http://portal.justice.cz/Justice2/MS/ms.aspx?j=33&o=23&k=5096&d=320723 (in English)
Languages of communication: Czech, English
Contact person: Mgr. Martina Kadlecová
Mgr. Pavla Bellonová

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hradcanské námestí 5
118 00 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 224 182 125
Fax: +420 224 310 018
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mzv.cz/
Languages of communication: Czech, English
Contact person: Ms Anna Lhotakova

Practical Information:

Price: 100 CZK, approx. 4 EUR
Useful Links:

http://portal.justice.cz/Justice2/MS/ms.aspx?j=33&o=23&k=5096&d=320723

mzv.cz/jnp/cz/cestujeme/overovani_listin/

(This page was last updated on 16 January 2012)

Denmark

Denmark - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legalisation Office
Asiatisk Plads 2 B
1448 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 92 12 33
Fax: +45 33 92 01 38
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: Danish, English, German
General website (see also "Practical Information"): www.um.dk

Practical Information:

Price: 185 DKK (approx. € 25)
Useful Links: Apostille Endorsements (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Ecuador

Ecuador - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Director General de Legalizaciones, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Contact details:

Address: Director General de Legalizaciones 
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
10 de Agosto 21255 y Carrión, Edificio Solis
QUITO
Ecuador
Telephone: +593 2 2560 888
Fax: +593 2 2560 888
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mmrree.gob.ec/ (in Spanish only)
Language of communication: Spanish
Contact person: Ministra Susana Guerra de Freire

Practical Information:

Price: 10 US Dollars
Useful Links: Dirección General de Legalizaciones

 

Estonia

Estonia - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

(previous contact information) 

Designated Competent Authorities (as per 1 January 2010):

"Since 1st of January 2010 Notaries, under the supervision of Ministry of Justice will be the designated competent authority described in the Article 6 of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Contact details of all 100 Notaries will be forwarded by the Ministry of Justice. Although the Ministry of Justice shall exercise supervision over the Notaries, the Ministry itself nor any other Ministry shall no longer issue apostilles. The register described in the Article 7 of the Convention shall be kept by the Chamber of Notaries in accordance with the decree provided by the Minister of Justice."

Contact details:

Address: http://www.notar.ee/19765 
Telephone:  
Fax:  
E-mail:  
General website (see also "Practical Information"):  

Practical Information:

Price: 26,82 EUR (as per 1 January 2011)
Useful Links:

Chamber of Notaries: www.notar.ee 

Information on substitute notaries: "If a notary cannot perform his or her professional duties (e.g. because of being on vacation or ill) a substitute for a notary shall be appointed. While substituting for a notary, a substitute notary performs the duties of a notary and has the same rights and obligations as a notary.

In the substitution for a notary who is holding office, a substitute notary performs notarial acts in the name of the notary he or she substitutes for. In such cases the wording of certification notations includes: the name of the notary; the name of the substitute; a notation that the certifier is a substitute notary; signature of the substitute; the seal of the notary who is holding the office."

(This page was last updated on 4 December 2012)

Finland

Finland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Maistraatti

Contact details:

Address: Click here for an up-to-date list (in Finnish only).
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.maistraatti.fi/en/

Practical Information:

Price: €11.00
Useful Links: http://www.maistraatti.fi/en/Services/notary_public/Apostille/

(This page was last updated on 21 May 2012)

France

France - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

"les Procureurs généraux près les Cours d'appel"

Contact details:

Address: List of Competent Authorities
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website:

Practical Information:

Price: Free of charge
Useful Links:

Circulaire relative à l'application de la Convention (Ministère de la Justice)

Légalisation de documents (France Diplomatie)

Tableau recapitulatif de l'etat actuel du droit conventionnel en matiere de legalisation (France Diplomatie)

Regional offices -

(This page was last updated on 25 November 2010 - for previous information, please click here.)

Georgia

Georgia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. Civil Service Development Agency, Ministry of Justice of Georgia (all public documents except diplomas, other education documents and documents issued by Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia);

2. National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (diplomas and other educational documents);

3. Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (documents issued by Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia - as of 1 August 2010).

Contact details:

Address: Civil Service Development Agency
Ministry of Justice of Georgia 
67a A.Tsereteli Ave.
Tbilisi 0154
Georgia

Territorial offices in Tbilisi:

Tbilisi Public Service Hall
Tbilisi, 2 Sanapiro Str.
Telephone: +995 (577) 61 55 74
Fax: +995 (32) 2357 958
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.cra.gov.ge | www.house.gov.ge
Languages of communication: Georgian, Russian, English
Contact person: Mariam Tsereteli
Regional Offices:

Batumi:
address: N 7, Sherif Khimshiashvili str., Batumi, Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 55 19

Poti:
address: N 26, the 9th April ave., Poti, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 44 26

Zugdidi:
address: N58, Kostava Str., Zugdidi, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 55 10

Kutaisi:
address: N20 Ir. Abashidze str., Kutaisi, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 44 71

Ozurgeti:
address: N 9, I. Petritsi Str., Ozurgeti, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 44 28

Telavi:
address: N3, Erekle II square¸Telavi, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 33 35

Akhaltsikhe:
address: Tamarashvili str., Akhaltsikhe, Georgia
Tel: + 995 577 61 33 54

Gori:
address: N5, D.Guramishvili str., Gori Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 55 73

Gurjaani:
address: N14 Tamar Mepe str., Gurjaani Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 33 69

Rustavi:
address: N29 Khalkhta Megobroba ave., Rustavi, Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 34 76

Kvareli:
address: N3, Kudigori str., Kvareli, Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 44 72

Marneuli:
address: N1, Rustaveli str., Marneuli, Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 55 03

Mestia:
address: N1, I. Gabliani str., Mestia, Georgia
Tel: +995 577 61 44 68


Address:

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 
National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
1 M. Aleksidze Str.
Tbilisi 0193
Georgia

Telephone: +995 (3) 2 200-220
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.eqe.ge
Languages of communication: Georgian, Russian, English
Contact person: Ms Nino Tsereteli

Address: Service Agency
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
5a Kavtaradze str.
Tbilisi
Georgia
Telephone: +995 (577) 943 549
Fax:
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.ms.mia.ge/alpg.aspx
Languages of communication: Georgian, English, Russian
Contact person: Mr Davit Macharashvili

Practical Information:

Price: 20 lari
Useful Links:

http://apostille.cra.gov.ge
www.passport.gov.ge/alp
www.house.gov.ge/alp

 (This page was last updated on 22 November 2012 - please click here for previous information)

Germany

Germany - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies) (please click here for the latest contact information):

1 Bund

 a) Urkunden aller Bundesbehörden und gerichte (ausser den unter Buchstabe b erwähnten Urkunden)

Bundesverwaltungsamt in Köln

 b) Urkunden des Bundespatentsgerichts und des Deutschen Patentamtes

 Präsident des Deutschen Patentamtes


2 Länder

 

a) Urkunden der Justizverwaltungsbehörden, der ordentlichen Gerichte (Zivil- und Strafgerichte) und der Notare

Ministerium (Senator) für Justiz

Land-, (Amts-)gerichtspräsident

b) Urkunden aller Verwaltungsbehörden

Urkunden aller Verwaltungsbehörden

(ausser Justizverwaltungsbehörden)

Ministerium (Senator) für Inneres

Regierungspräsident (Präsident des Verwaltungsbezirks)

c) Urkunden der anderen als der ordentlichen Gerichte (vgl. Buchstabe a)

Urkunden der anderen als der ordentlichen Gerichte (vgl. Buchstabe a)

Ministerium (Senator) für Inneres

Regierungspräsident (Präsident des Verwaltungsbezirks)

Ministerium (Senator) für Justiz

Land- (Amts-)gerichtspräsident.

And, with the reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990, for Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia:

 a) für Urkunden der Justizverwaltungsbehörden, der ordentlichen Gerichte (Zivil- und Strafgerichte) und der Notare

 

die Ministerien für Justiz sowie die Präsidenten der Landgerichte (Bezirksgerichte)

b) für Urkunden aller Verwaltungsbehörden (ausser Justizverwaltungsbehörden)

für Urkunden aller Verwaltungsbehörden (ausser Justizverwaltungsbehörden)

die Ministerien für Inneres sowie die Regierungspräsidenten (Bezirks-regierungen) und das Landesverwaltungsamt (Thüringen)

 

c) für Urkunden anderer Gerichte als der ordentlichen Gerichte (vgl. Buchstabe a))

für Urkunden anderer Gerichte als der ordentlichen Gerichte (vgl. Buchstabe a))

die Ministerien für Inneres, die Regierungspräsidenten (Bezirksregierungen), die Ministerien für Justiz sowie die Präsidenten der Landgerichte (Bezirksgerichte).»


Declaration of 2 August 2004:
(Translation)
In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the competent authorities for issuing certificates are notified as follows in the Land of Baden-Württemberg:
1. The Ministry of Justice with regard to public documents issued by itself, an Oberlandesgericht (highest court of a Land) and public prosecutor's offices serving an Oberlandesgericht;
2. the President of a Landesgericht (district court of a Land) for the public documents issued in his district by the other normal courts and public prosecutor's offices, by the authorities to which tasks of the normal courts have been delegated, by notaries and district notaries, and for other documents issued in connection with the administration of justice;
3. the district council of Tübingen for public documents issued by the ministries, except for those issued by the Ministry of Justice;*
4. the district councils for the public documents issued in their districts by all other administrative bodies and by courts of all branches of the judicial system except for the normal courts.

* The bold text in paragraph 3 marks a change in the authority to be notified. Hitherto, the Ministry for the Interior was named as the competent authority for issuing certificates.

Contact details (please click here for the latest contact information):

Address: Bundesverwaltungsamt (Federal Office of Administration)
Bundesverwaltungsamt
Barbarastr. 1
50735 Köln
Deutschland
Telephone: +49 221 758 4100 (Hotline für Fragen zu Apostillen/Beglaubigungen)
Fax:

+49 221 758 2893

E-mail:

[email protected]

General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.bva.bund.de

Address: Präsident des Deutschen Patentamtes (German Patent Office)
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Zweibrückenstraße 12
80331 München
Postanschrift:
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
80297 MUNCHEN
Deutschland
Telephone: +49 (89) 21 95-0
Fax: +49 (89) 21 95-22 21
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.dpma.de/index.htm (in German only)

Practical Information:

Price: Fees are set on the basis of the value of the certificate. The costs incurred by the applicant are between a minimum of €10 and a maximum of  €130. On average the fees amount to between 10 Euros and 20 Euros.
Useful Links: Federal Foreign Office: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de (in German only)
Bundesverwaltungsamt: http://www.bva.bund.de/aufgaben/.../  (in German only)
http://www2.justizadressen.nrw.de/og.php?MD=nrw
www.konsularinfo.diplo.de

(This page was last updated on 11 January 2012)

Greece

Greece - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies), as per 25 July 2012: [click here for the previous authorities]

    1. for all documents issued by the public civil services of the County (in greek: Nomos) or the Prefecture (in greek: Nomarchia) which do not fall under the competence of the Prefectural Administration;
    2. for all documents issued by the Legal Entities of Public Law;
    3. for all documents issued by first degree Local Government Organizations;
    4. for all documents issued by the Registry Offices.

Contact details:

Address:

Please click here to consult the list of competent authorities

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: No charge.
Useful Links: http://et.diavgeia.gov.gr/
http://www.apdattikis.gov.gr/citizen/Pages/Hagueseal.aspx

(This page was last updated on 16 April 2013)

Hungary

Hungary - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authorities as per 16 February 2011
(click here for previous information)

  1. The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of the Republic of Hungary, Department of Private International Law, in respect of public documents and legalizations executed by judicial authorities, with the exception of public documents issued and legalized by civil law notaries;
  2. Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries in respect of public documents and legalizations executed by civil law notaries;
  3. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary in respect of public documents and legalizations executed by other authorities.

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice
Department of Private International Law
P.O. Box 2
1357 Budapest
Kossuth tér 2-4
1055 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Telephone: +36 (1) 795 4846
Fax: +36 (1) 795 0463
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
General website: www.kim.gov.hu  
Languages of communication: English, German, French

Practical Information:

Price: The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice charges 5,000 HUF/document
Useful links: .
Miscellaneous:

Opening hours at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice:
Tuesday: 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Thursday: 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00


Address: Hungarian National Chamber of Civil law Notaries
Pasaréti ùt 16.
H-1026 Budapest
Hungary
P.O. box 839
H-1535 Budapest
Hungary
Telephone: +36-1-489-4880
Fax: +36-1-356-7052
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.mokk.hu
Languages of communication: Hungarian, English, German

Practical Information:

Price: The Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries charges 5.000,- HUF/document
Useful links: http://mokk.hu/index.php?menuid=108
Miscellaneous: Office hours of the Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries: 
9.00-12.00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00 (Tuesday)


Address: Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Consular Department
Nagy Imre tér 4
1027 BUDAPEST
Hungary
Telephone: +36 (1) 458-1706
+36 (1) 458-1923
+36 (1) 458-1000
Fax: +36 (1) 356-9536
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mfa.gov.hu/
Languages of communication: English, German, French

Practical Information:

Price: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs charges 5.500,- HUF/document
Useful links:

http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/tajekoztato-a-kulfoldi-felhasznalasra-szant-okiratok-felulhitelesitesenek-rendjerol

http://igazsagugyiinformaciok.kormany.hu/kulfoldi-felhasznalasra-szant-okiratok-hitelesitese

http://mokk.hu/index.php?menuid=108

Miscellaneous: Opening hours at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 9.00-12.00 (Monday through Thursday).
The legalized documents can be collected on the day following submission.

(This page was last updated on 24 May 2012)

Iceland

Iceland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Utanríkisráðuneytið)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Utanríkisráðuneytið)

Contact details:

Address: Street address:
Raudararstigur 25
Reykjavík

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
IS-150 Reykjavík
Iceland
Telephone: +354 545 9900
Fax: +354 562 2373
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
General website: http://www.mfa.is/

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

India

India - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India

Contact details:

Address: Joint Secretary (Consular), MEA.
CPV Division, Patiala House Annexe
Tilak Marg
New Delhi 110001
India
Telephone: +91 11 2338 8015
Fax: +91 11 2338 8385
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://mea.gov.in

Practical Information:

Price: Indian Rs. 50.00
Useful Links: http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm

(This page was last updated on 18 April 2013)

Ireland

Ireland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Department of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Consular Section
Department of Foreign Affairs
Hainault House
69 - 71 St. Stephen’s Green
DUBLIN 2
Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 408 2174
+353 1 408 2322
Fax: +353 1 408 2961
E-mail: -
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.dfa.ie/
Language of communication: English
Contact persons: Mr Tony McCullagh (email)
Ms Maura Toolan (email)

Address:

also issuing Apostilles, as per 20 March 2007:

Consular Services
Department of Foreign Affairs
1a South Mall
CORK
Ireland

Telephone: +353 21 494 4777
Fax: +353 21 494 4772
E-mail: -
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.dfa.ie/
Language of communication: English
Contact person: Ray Devine

Practical Information:

Price: The price charged by the Department for the issuance of an ApostilleStamp is €20.  In relation to an Adoption dossier, which could contain up to 300 documents, the Department charges €50 per Adoption pack. A fee of €10 is charged for Certificates of free sale.
Useful Links: http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=268

(This page was last updated on 9 October 2012)

Israel

Israel - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel
  2. Registrars of Magistrates' Courts and Civil Servants appointed by the Minister of Justice under Notaries Law, 1976

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd.
Kiryat Ben-Gurion
JERUSALEM 91035
Israel
Telephone: +972 (2) 5303111
Fax: +972 (2) 5303367
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mfa.gov.il

Address: Registrars of Magistrates' Courts and Civil Servants
c/o Ministry of Justice
Telephone: +972 (2) 6466340/321
Fax: +972 (2) 6466357
E-mail: -
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng

Practical Information:

Price: 34 Shekels
Useful Links: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfaheb
http://www.court.gov.il/heb/home.htm

(This page was last updated on 22 August 2012)

Italy

Italy - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

(courtesy translation)
1) In the case of judicial documents, civil status documents and notarial acts:
the public prosecutor at the courts in the jurisdiction in which the documents were issued;
2) in the case of all other administrative documents provided for in the Convention:
the prefect with territorial competence, for the Valle d'Aosta the President of the Region, and for the provinces of Trente and Bolzano the Government Commissioner.  

Notification of 8 August 2011:
[..] as from 31st March 2011 the competent authority for "les actes de l'état civil" is the Prefect with territorial competence, for the Valle d'Aosta the President of the Region, and for the provinces of Trente and Bolzano the Government Commissioner. 

Contact details:

Address:

To view the contact details for a particular Procureur, please visit the following website and click on the appropriate region:
http://www.giustizia.it/giustizia/it/mg_4.wp?facetNode_1=3_2&selectedNode=3_2_13

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 8 November 2011)

Japan

Japan - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo

Contact details:

Address: Kasumigaseki 2-2-1
Chiyoda-ku
TOKYO 100-8919
Japan
Telephone: +81 (3) 3580-3311
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.mofa.go.jp/

Practical Information:

Price: No charge.
Useful Links: www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/todoke/shomei/ (in Japanese only)

(This page was last updated on 30 May 2012)

Korea, Republic of

Korea, Republic of - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

    1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (categories of public documents for which Apostilles can be issued: public documents made by government organisations and private documents tested by a notary public)
    2. Ministry of Justice
    3. National Court Administration

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Consular Service division
Government Complex 1303
Sejong-Ro 37
Jongno-gu
SEOUL
Republic of Korea
Telephone: +82-2-2100-8166 
Fax: +82-2-2100-7972 
E-mail:
General website: www.0404.go.kr
Contact persons: -
Language(s) of communication: English, Korean

Practical Information:

Price: 1,000 won
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 25 March 2011)

Latvia

Latvia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Department
Elizabetes Str. 57
Riga LV 1050
Latvia
Telephone: +(371) 6701 6364
Fax: +(371) 6701 6364
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en
Contact person: Imanta Vingre (languages of communication: Latvian, English, Russian)

Practical Information:

Price: 10 Latvian Lats (LVL) (1 EUR = 0.702804 LVL)
Useful Links:

www.am.gov.lv/en/service/legalisation/

www.mfa.gov.lv/en/service/consular-services/legalisation/#4

(The contact details of this authority were last updated on 22 May 2012)

Lithuania

Lithuania - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Consular Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
J.Tumo-Vaižganto 2
LT-01511 VILNIUS
Lithuania
Telephone: +370 (5) 236 2613 / 236 2400
Fax: +370 (5) 212 2705
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: Lithuanian, English, Russian
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.urm.lt/
Contact person: Rasa Oziunaite

Practical Information:

Price: € 10.00 per Apostille
Useful Links: http://keliauk.urm.lt/index.php/index-home-page/second/legalisation

(This page was last updated on 17 April 2013)

Luxembourg

Luxembourg - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de l'Immigration
(Bureau des Passeports, Visas et Légalisations)
43, boulevard Roosevelt
L-2450 LUXEMBOURG
Telephone: +352 478 83 00
Fax: +352 467 467
E-mail: [email protected]
Languages of communication: French, German, English
General website: http://www.mae.lu/

Practical Information:

Price: € 5.00
Useful Links: -

(The contact details of this authority were last updated on 23 April 2009)

Malta

Malta - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
VALLETTA CMR 02
Malta
Telephone: +356 (626) 21 242 853
+356 (626) 21 242 191
Fax: +356 (626) 21 235 032
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.foreign.gov.mt/

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: http://www.foreign.gov.mt/

 

Mauritius

Mauritius - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Apostille Section, Home Affairs Division of the Prime Minister's Office

Contact details:

Address: Apostille Section
Home Affairs Division
Prime Minister's Office
New Government Centre
4th Floor
Port-Louis
Mauritius
Telephone: +230 201-3587
Fax: +230 212-9393
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/pmosite

Practical Information:

Price: Free of charge
Useful Links: Legalisation of documents (Apostille)

(This page was last updated on 24 May 2012)

Mexico

Mexico - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authorities

click to view previous Competent Authorities

Apostille for Federal Documents
Dirección de Coordinación Política con los Poderes de la Unión
Subdirección de Formalización y Control

Apostille for State Documents
There are 32 competent authorities designated to issue Apostilles for state documents; for more information see below under “Contact Details”.

Contact details:

Apostille for Federal Documents
Address:
Secretaría de Gobernación
Unidad de Gobierno
Dirección de Coordinación Política con los Poderes de la Unión
Subdirección de Formalización y Control
Río Amazonas # 62
Interior tercer piso
colonia Cuauhtémoc
código postal 06500
México, Distrito Federal
Telephone: +52 (55) 50 93 32 22
+52 (55) 50 93 32 18
Fax: +52 (55) 30 03 29 00 Ext 35782, 35038 and 35071
E-mail:

Lic. Marta Teresa Urrutia Cárdenas, Director for Political Coordination with the Branches of Government, Ministry of Interior [email protected]

Lic. Efraín Terminel Muñoz, Sub-Director, Ministry of Interior
[email protected] 

General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://dicoppu.gobernacion.gob.mx/ (in Spanish only)

Apostille for State Documents
All contact details :
Click here to access the Contact Details of the 31 states and Federal District of Mexico.

Practical Information:

Price: 618 pesos mexicanos per apostille for federal documents
Useful Links:

Dirección de Coordinación Política con los Poderes de la Unión (in Spanish only)

http://dicoppu.segob.gob.mx/

States prices and useful links Click here to access the Practical Information of the 31 states and Federal District of Mexico.
E-Register Please click here.

(This page was last updated on 13 May 2013)

Monaco

Monaco - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Direction des Services Judiciaires

Contact details:

Address: Direction des Services Judiciaires
Palais de Justice
5, rue Colonel Bellando de Castro
98 000 MONACO
BP 513
MC 98015 Monaco Cedex
Telephone: +377 98 98 88 11
Fax: +377 98 98 88 11
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact persons:
  • Mrs Martine Provence
    Secrétaire générale de la Direction des services judiciaires
    tel.: +377 98 98 19 36
  • Mrs Nathalie Rico
    Secrétaire principale de la Direction
    tel.: +377 98 98 84 30

(language of communication: French)

General website: http://www.gouv.mc/

Practical Information:

Price: € 5
Useful Links: Service public : Faire apostiller un document

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Montenegro

Montenegro - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

The courts of first instance of Montenegro:

Basic Court of Bar
Basic Court of Berane
Basic Court of Bijelo Polje
Basic Court of Danilovgrad
Basic Court of Žabljak
Basic Court of Kolašin
Basic Court of Kotor
Basic Court of Nikšic
Basic Court of Plav
Basic Court of Pljevlja
Basic Court of Podgorica
Basic Court of Rožaje
Basic Court of Ulcinj
Basic Court of Herceg Novi
Basic Court of Cetinje

President of the Court is authorized to certify the authenticity of the documents or the person who is authorized by the President of the Court with the seal "Apostille".

The Ministry of Justice may also issue Apostilles for the public documents issued by the authorities in the district of every Court of First Instance in Montenegro if the necessary conditions are fulfilled, i.e. when the Ministry's database has a sample of the signature and stamp which the public document bears.

(This page was last updated on 18 February 2008)

Netherlands

Netherlands - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

[click here for previous information] 

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Contact details:

Address:

Competent Authorities for the Kingdom in Europe

The contact details of the designated Rechtbanken can be obtained by clicking: www.rechtspraak.nl/Gerechten/Rechtbanken/

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address:

Competent Authorities for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands:

Bonaire:
1. Gezaghebber en Waarnemend Gezaghebber (Lieutenant Governor and Acting Lieutenant Governor of Bonaire)
Bestuurskantoor
Plasa Reina Wilhelmina 1
Kralendijk
Bonaire C.N.
Tel.: (599-717) 5330, ext. 245 / 274
Fax: (599-717) 2824 Email: [email protected]

2. Hoofd en Waarnemend Hoofd Burgerzaken Bonaire (Head and Acting Head of the Bonaire Population Affairs Department)
Kaya Neerlandia 40
Kralendijk
Bonaire, C.N.
Tel.: (599-717) 5516
Fax: (599-717) 5258
Email: [email protected]

Saba:
Gezaghebber e/o Waarnemend Gezaghebber
Government Administration Building
Powerstreet 1
The Bottom
Saba, Dutch Caribbean
tel.: +599 416 3215 
fax: +599 416 3274
email: [email protected]

Sint Eustatius:
Gezaghebber e/o Waarnemend Gezaghebber
Government Guesthouse
Fort Oranjestraat z/n
Oranjestad
Sint Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
tel.: +599 318 2552
fax: +599 318 2324
email: [email protected]


Address:

Competent Authority for Aruba:
Director of the Legislation and Legal Affairs Department
Macuarima 65 Santa Cruz
ARUBA

Telephone: (297) 527-5100
Fax: (297) 527-5109
Email: -
Internet: -

Address:

Competent Authority for Sint-Maarten:

- Prime Minister, Minister of General Affairs;
- Head Civil Status Register Division of the Ministry of General Affairs

Telephone: -
Fax: -
Email: -
Internet: -

Address:

Competent Authorities for Curaçao:

Head Civil Status Register Division
Ministry of Public Administration, Planning and Services
Roodeweg 42
Willemstad, Curacao
T:+5999 - 434.1600
F:+5999 - 461.8166

Head Information Systems and Quality Management
Roodeweg 42
Willemstad, Curacao
T:+5999 - 434.1600
F:+5999 - 461.8166 

Head Documents & Information
Ministry of Public Administration,
Planning and Services

Telephone: -
Fax: -
Email: -
Internet: -

Practical information:

Price: € 18 per apostille
Useful links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - legalisation of documents
Court of First Instance The Hague - Apostilles (in Dutch only)
Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs - IB Groep (diplomas)
http://www.rechtspraak.nl/Gerechten/Rechtbanken/

(This page was last updated on 13 September 2013)

New Zealand

New Zealand - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Department of Internal Affairs, Authentication Unit

Contact details:

Address: Courier and public office
Authentication Unit
Ground Floor
Archives New Zealand
10 Mulgrave Street
Wellington 6011
NEW ZEALAND

Standard post
Authentication Unit
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 (4) 931 6998
Fax: +64 (4) 931 6983
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact persons: Carlee Reid
Shannan Wong
(language of communication: English)
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.dia.govt.nz/

Practical Information:

Price: NZ$32 for an Apostille certificate and $15 for each additional Apostille issued for documents submitted at the same time. Any number of documents issued by the same authority may be included in one Apostille.
Useful Links: http://www.dia.govt.nz/Document-authentication
e-Register: https://www.dia.govt.nz/web/apostille.nsf/verify?openForm

(This page was last updated on 17 February 2014)

Norway

Norway - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The County Governors
  2. Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: County Governors (Fylkesmannen)
Click here to access the contact details of the County Governors
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.fylkesmannen.no/
Languages of communication Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
7. juni-plassen / Victoria Terrasse
PO box 8114 Dep.
0032 OSLO
Norway
Telephone: +47 22 24 36 00
Fax: +47 22 24 95 80 / 81
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud
Languages of communication Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English

Practical Information:

Price: No charge
Useful Links:

An example of the information provided on a County Govenor’s site
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(This page was last updated on 9 December 2008)

Panama

Panama - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. "Respecto de los documentos autorizados por las autoridades o funcionarios judiciales competentes, el Secretario de la Corte Suprema de justicia o quienes lo sustituyan legalmente.
  2. Respecto de los documentos autorizados notarialmente y los documentos privados, cuyas firmas hayan sido autenticadas por Notario, los funcionarios de la Dirección de Servicios Administrativos del Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia.
  3. Respecto de los demás documentos emanados de cualquiera institución del Gobierno Central, instituciones autónomas o semiautónomas, municipales, policiales o del Ministerio Público, los funcionarios del Departamento Consular y Legalizaciones del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores.
  4. Respecto de los demás documentos públicos se podrá utilizar indistintamente cualquiera de los tres procedimientos anteriores".
(Translation)
  1. Concerning the documents authorized by competent court authorities or officials, the Secretary of the Supreme Court or his legal substitutes.
  2. Concerning deeds drawn up by a notary or private documents authenticated by a notary, the officials of the department of administrative service of the Ministry of Justice.
  3. Regarding other documents issued by any central government bodies, any autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies, municipal or police authorities or a Public Ministry, the officials of the consular and legalisation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  4. Regarding all other public documents, any of the three preceding procedures are allowed.

Contact details:

Address: Secretario de la Suprema Corte de Justicia
Ancón
Calle Culebra
Edificio 224 y 236
Apartado postal: 1770
Zona 1 
PANAMA
Rep. de Panamá
Telephone: +507 212-7300
+507 212-7400
Fax: +507 262-5956
E-mail:

[email protected]
[email protected]

General website: www.organojudicial.gob.pa (in Spanish only)

Address: Dirección de Servicios Administrativos del Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia
Avenida Central, entre calles 2a. y 3a.
San Felipe
Apartado postal: 1628
Zona 1
PANAMA
Telephone: +507 212 2000
Fax: +507 212 2126
E-mail: [email protected] [email protected]
General website: http://www.gobiernoyjusticia.gob.pa/ (in Spanish only)

Address: Ministry of Foreign Relations
Department of Authentication and Legalisation
Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Sun Tower Building, 1st Floor
Office Nr. 49
Avenue Ricardo J. Alfaro
PANAMA
(Office hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Telephone: +507 511 4045
+507 511 4046
Fax: +507 511 4061
E-mail: Ms Karen Quiros, Chief ([email protected])
http://www.mire.gob.pa/contactenos.php
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mire.gob.pa/ (in Spanish only)

Practical Information:

Price:
Secretario de la Suprema Corte de Justicia: No charge
Dirección de Servicios Administrativos del Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia: 2 balboas (equivalent to USD $2)
Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores: 2 balboas (equivalent to USD $2)
Useful Links: Autenticación y Legalización de Documentos 

(This page was last updated on 15 May 2013)

Paraguay

Paraguay - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate-General of Consular Affairs

Peru

Peru - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Contact details:

Address: Dirección de Política Consular
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Jr. Miro Quesada No 263 
Pasaje Acuña interior
155, Cercado de Lima
Peru
Telephone: +51-1-204-3327
Fax: +51-1-204-3328
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Arequipa
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Calle Málaga Grenet No 306 Umacollo
Arequipa
Telephone: +51-54-256355
Fax: +51-54-259783
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Cusco
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Av. Diagonal Ramón Zavaleta No 117
Wanchaq
Cusco
Telephone: +51-84-231617
Fax: +51-84-232412
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Iquitos
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Pevas No 120
Iquitos
Telephone: +51-65-241879
Fax: +51-65-243276
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Piura
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Av. Panamericana No 290 El Chipe
Piura
Telephone: +51-73-306217
Fax: +51-73-306217
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Puno
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Calle Conde de Lemus No 276
Puno
Telephone: +51-51-367074
Fax: +51-51-368925
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Tacna
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Calle Blondell (cuadra 5) y la Av. Luis Basadre (altura Ovalo Callao)
Tacna
Telephone: +51-52-425642
Fax: +51-52-244926
E-mail: [email protected]

Address: Oficina Descentralizada en Tumbes
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Calle Los Andes No 325
Tumbes
Telephone: +51-72-523153
Fax: +51-72-523153
E-mail: [email protected]

Practical Information:

Price: € 6.70
Useful Links: http://www.rree.gob.pe (in Spanish only)
E-Register: Please click here.

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Poland

Poland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Division
Legalization Section
Al. Szucha 23
00-580 Warszawa
Poland
Telephone: +48 (22) 523 9463
+48 (22) 523 9128
+48 (22) 523 9075
Fax: +48 (22) 523 8029
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
General website: www.msz.gov.pl/
Contact persons: Monika Grabek
Krzysztof Augustyniak
Language spoken: English

Practical Information:

Price: 60 PLN
Useful Links: www.msz.gov.pl/Apostille,13585.html

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Portugal

Portugal - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

(previous information) 

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Portugal

The Attorney General of the Republic; The Attorneys General on behalf of ... Porto, Coimbra and Évora and the Assistant Attorneys General with the Representants of the Republic of the Autonomic Regions of Madeira and Açores

[ Territory of Macao* ]

[ The Governor of Macao
Palácio do Governo
Av. da Praia Grande
Macao

The Assistant Secretary for Justice of Macao
R. de S. Lourenço
Edifício dos Secretários Adjuntos, 1º andar
Macao

The Head of the Justice Department of Macao
Av. da Praia Grande, 594
Edifício BCM, 8º andar
Macao ]


* Until 19 December 1999. See for up-to-date information under CHINA, SAR of Macao.

Contact details:

Address: The Procurator-General of the Republic
(Procuradoria Geral de República)
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica, 140
1269-103 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: +351 213 921 900/99
Fax: +351 213 975 255
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.pgr.pt/ (in Portuguese only)

Address: Procuradoria-Geral Distrital de Coimbra
Palácio da Justiça
Rua da Sofia
3004-501 COIMBRA
Portugal
Telephone: +351 239 852 950
Fax: +351 239 824 310 (direct)
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: -

Address: Procuradoria-Geral Distrital de Évora
Palácio Barahona, Rua da República 141 a 143
7004-501 ÉVORA
Portugal
Telephone: +351 266 758 817 (direct)
Fax: +351 266 701 529 (direct)
E-mail:

[email protected]

General website: -

Address: Procuradoria-Geral Distrital do Porto
Palácio da Justiça
Campo Mártires da Pátria
4049-012 PORTO
Portugal
Telephone: +351 222 008 531
Fax: +351 222 000 715 (services apostille)
E-mail:

[email protected]

General website: www.trp.pt (in Portuguese only)

Address: Morada: Auditor Jurídico junto do Representante da República da Região Autónoma da Madeira 
Gabinete do Representante da República da Região Autónoma da Madeira 
Palácio de Justiça
Rua Marques do Funchal
902 FUNCHAL - Madeira
Telephone: +351 291 213 449
Fax: +351 291 233 015
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: -

Address: Morada: Auditor Jurídico na Região autónoma dos Açores
Secção Regional do Tribunal de contas dos Açores
Rua Conselheiro Luis Bettencourt
9500-058
PONTA DELGADA - Açores
Telephone: +351 296 209 460
Fax: +351 296 283 494
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: €10.20
Useful Links: http://www.pgr.pt/ (Portuguese only)

(This page was last updated on 16 November 2009)

Romania

Romania - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies): (click for previous information) 

"(...) Tribunals are competent authorities for the official documents referred to in article 1 letters a) and d) of the Convention;
Chambers of Notaries Public are competent authorities for the official documents referred to in article 1 letter c) of the Convention;
Offices of the Prefect are competent authorities for the official documents referred to in article 1 letter b) of the Convention.
The aforementioned changes were operated by Law no. 202/2010 for accelerating judicial proceedings (article V), published in the Official Journal no. 178/26 October 2010 (...)"

Contact details:

Address:

Prefects offices
Click here to access the contact details of the Prefects Offices.

For official documents referred to in Art. 1b (administrative documents).

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address:

Chambers of Notaries Public
Click here to access the contact details of the Chambers of Notaries Public.

For official documents referred to in Art. 1c (notarial acts).

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address:

Courts of Appeal
Click here to access the contact details of the Courts of Appeals. 

For official documents referred to in Art. 1a and d.

Providing Apostille certificates for documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with the courts of tribunals of Romania, including those emanating from a public prosecutor, a clerk of court of a process-server; notarial acts; official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a documents or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signatures.

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price:

For administrative documents, natural persons: 22 lei (fee for apostille) and 3 lei (fee for request).
Legal persons or in the case of the representation of a natural person by a legal person or by a lawyer: 44 lei (fee for apostille) and 3 lei (fee for request).

For notarial acts: 35 lei + VAT 24%.

For court documents: 1 leu for judgments or 4 lei for other documents, to which is added a judicial stamp of 0.5 lei and fee for request of 4 lei.
In the event a person solicits the apostille for several documents, a single fee is solicited for the request (irrespective of the number of documents) and the fee for the apostille for each document. 

Useful Links:

www.mai.gov.ro/
www.just.ro
www.uniuneanotarilor.ro/?p=4.9
www.apostile.ro

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Russian Federation

Russian Federation - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authorities:

click here to view previous designations of Competent Authorities and/or changes to such designations

  1. The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
    Categories of public documents for which Apostilles can be issued:
    - documents of federal bodies of executive power, natural and juridical persons, which were notarial evidence;
    - documents of territorial bodies of federal bodies of executive power, bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation, notaries, bodies of local government
  2. The General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation;
  3. The Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation;
  4. The Register Offices of the executive bodies in subjects of the Russian Federation;
  5. The Federal Archives Agency and the authorised bodies for archives of the executive power in subjects of the Russian Federation;
  6. Executive bodies of constituent entities ("federal subjects") of the Russian Federation;
  7. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on official archive documents on military service (employment) in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Joint Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), issued in the Russian Federation.

Contact details:

Address: The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
Zhitnaya street, 14
MOSCOW 119991
Telephone: -
Contact persons:

Roman E. Ryabyy
Head of Section on the Issues of Legalization and Apostille
Department of International Law and Cooperation
Tel.: +7 (495) 125 0894
(languages of communication: Russian, English)

Elizaveta D. Pomyaksheva
Expert, Division of International Treaties, Department of International Law and Cooperation
Tel.: +7 (495) 677-06-86
(languages of communication: Russian, English)

E-mail: -
General website: http://www.minjust.ru

Address: The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation
Bolshaya Dmitrovka street, 15a
125993 MOSCOW
Telephone: +7 (495) 692 2682
Contact person: Vyacheslav I. Micheev
Head of the Division of legal aid,
General Administration for International Legal Cooperation
Tel.: +7 (495) 692-47-19
(language of communication: Russian)
E-mail: -
General website: http://genproc.gov.ru/

Address: The Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation
Chief Informational and Analytical Centre of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation
Novocheremushkinskaya street, 67
117418 MOSCOW
Telephone: +7 (495) 332-31-77
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website:

http://eng.mvdrf.ru/


Address:

The Federal Archives Agency 
Ilyinka street, 12
103132 MOSCOW
Ilyinka ul., 12
Telephone: -
Contact Person: Nina M. Lubimova
Acting Deputy Head of the Division of information services
Tel.: +7 (495) 606-46-03
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.rusarchives.ru/ 

Address: Executive bodies of constituent entities ("federal subjects") of the Russian Federation
(click here for the current list)
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://obrnadzor.gov.ru/ru/about/interaction_with_subjects/

Address: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Znamenka street, 19
MOSCOW 119160
Telephone: -
Contact person: Olga A. Vorobieva
Consultant,
Archival Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Tel.: +7 (495) 696-09-01
(language of communication: Russian)
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.mil.ru/

Practical Information:

Price: According to sub-paragraph 41 of paragraph 1 of article 333.33 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the price for the issuance of an Apostille is 300 rubles per document.
Useful Links: http://www.ed.gov.ru/int-coop/tema/adapt/374/ (diplomas and other education documents)

(This page was last updated on 1 April 2014)

Serbia

Serbia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):
(See also the declarations made by this country)

1. Courts of first instance
2. Ministry responsible for the administration of justice

Contact details:

Click here to access the contact details of the Courts of first instance.

Address: Ministry of Justice and Public Administration  Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Telephone:

+381 (11) 3620 649

Fax: +381 (11) 3620 649
Contact persons: Ms Snezana Djurdjevic ([email protected])
Ms Sanja Stankovic ([email protected])
General website: http://www.mpravde.gov.rs

Practical Information:

Price: 2.090,00 dinars per document
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 4 April 2014)

Slovakia

Slovakia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

(click here for previous Authorities)

Designated Competent Authorities (as per 1 October 2007):

  1. All Regional Courts ("Krajský súd") for: a) public documents issued or certified by District Courts, notaries or huissiers de justice within their territorial jurisdiction; b) translations executed by official (court appointed) translators or opinions issued by official experts;
  2. The Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic ("Ministerstvo spravodlivosti Slovenskej republiky") for all documents emanating from judicial authorities other than the documents specified in point 1 above (i.e. documents emanating from courts other than District Courts.).
  3. The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic („Ministerstvo vnútra Slovenskej republiky”) for public documents emanating from authorities within its jurisdiction with the exception of documents specified in point 7 lit. a/ below;
  4. The Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic („Ministerstvo školstva Slovenskej republiky”) for public documents emanating from authorities within its jurisdiction;
  5. The Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo zdravotníctva Slovenskej republiky), for public documents issued by authorities falling under its jurisdiction;
  6. The Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic („Ministerstvo obrany Slovenskej republiky”) for public documents emanating from authorities within its jurisdiction;
  7. The District Office (obvodný úrad) for:

    a. extracts from registers of births, deaths and marriages (matrika), except for decisions concerning civil status;
    b. documents issued by autonomous local authorities.

  8. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic („Ministerstvo zahranièných vecí Slovenskej republiky”) for any other public document issued in the Slovak Republic not specified above.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
Zupné námestie 13
813 11 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 (2) 5935 3111
Fax: +421 (2) 5935 3549
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
General website: http://www.justice.gov.sk/
Contact person: Ms Alexandra Fit'ková
Languages of communication: Slovak, English

Address: Ministry of Health
Limbová 2
P. O. BOX 52
837 52 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 (2) 5937 3111
Fax: +421 (2) 5478 8247, +421 (2) 5477 7983
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.health.gov.sk
Contact persons: Ms Kuštorová
Mgr Vargová
Mgr Kozmannovà

Address: Ministry of Interior
Directorate of Public Administration
Drienova 22
826 86 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 (2) 4859 2349
+421 (2) 4859 2851
Fax: +421 (2) 4859 2399
+421 (2) 4333 8580
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Contact persons: Mgr. Peter Drábek
JUDr. Alena Kruzliakovà
General website: www.minv.sk
Languages of communication: Slovak, English

Address: Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport
Centre for Diploma Recognition
Stromová 1
813 30 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 (2) 5937 4311
Fax: +421 (2) 5937 4208
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.minedu.sk/
Contact person: Ms Eva Kaczová
Languages of communication: Slovak, Hungarian, English

Address: Ministry of Defense
Kutuzovova 8
832 47 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 9 6011 2233
Fax: +421 2 4425 3242
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mod.gov.sk/
Contact person: JUDr. Daniel Bednàr
Languages of communication: Slovak, English

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prazská 1
833 36 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic
Telephone: +421 (2) 5978 3757
Fax: +421 (2) 5978 3749
E-mail: [email protected]
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mzv.sk/
Contact person: Ms Eva Sándorová
Languages of communication: Slovak, Russian, English

Practical Information:

Price: 200.- SK (€ 6.50)
Useful Links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Justice (Slovak | English)
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Education

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

Slovenia

Slovenia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia (for certification of the authenticity of the signatures and seals of notaries, district judges, and court interpreters on public documents);
2. District Courts in Slovenia (for certification of the authenticity of the signatures and seals of notaries, notary candidates, judges (except district judges), state institutions, organisations and individuals, executing public powers of attorney and legal persons on public documents-applicable for all district courts in Slovenia).

Contact details:

1. Ministry of Justice:

Address:

Ministry of Justice
Zupanciceva 3
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Telephone: +386 (1) 369 53 94
Fax: +386 (1) 369 52 33
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mp.gov.si/
Contact persons: Eleonora Oserman, Ana Bucar Brglez
(languages of communication: Slovenian, English)

2. District Courts in Slovenia (please click here).

Practical Information:

Price:

1. The Ministry of Justice charges administrative tax for the issuance of Apostille on public documents in accordance with the Act on administrative taxes. The administrative tax for issuance of each Apostille amounts to € 1,35.
2. District courts in Slovenia as judicial authorities are obliged by Court fees Act, which prescribes a fee of € 2,46 for a single Apostille when the public document is in the Slovenian language and € 5,00 when the public document is in a foreign language.

Information on the issuance of Apostilles: As of 1 September 2012 Slovenian district courts issue the seal "Apostille", which is signed by a scanned signature of the competent district judge and it contains a scanned seal of the competent district court. The new system is supported by a centralised e-register, which is publicly accessible online and allows users to verify the signature on Apostille (see below). A sample Apostille will be made available soon. Please be advised that the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, which is competent to issue "Apostille" on public documents, signed by notaries, district court judges and court interpreters still issues "Apostille", which is manually signed and sealed.
Useful Links: Ministry of Justice (in Slovenian only)
e-Register: Please click here.

(This page was last updated on 12 December 2012)

South Africa

South Africa - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Any magistrate or additional magistrate
  2. Any registrar or assistant registrar of the Supreme Court of South Africa
  3. Any person designated by the Director-General: Justice
  4. Director-General: International Relations and Cooperation 

Contact details:

Address:

Director-General Mr ME Simelane 
Momentum Building
329 Pretorius Street
Pretoria
South Africa

Any person designated by the Director General:
click here to view the list and the full contact details

Telephone: +27 (12) 315 8300
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.justice.gov.za
Contact person: Mr ME Simelane
Language(s) of communication: English

Address:

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)

Postal Address
Chief Directorate: Consular Services
(Legalisation Section)
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152
Pretoria 0001  

Physical Address:
Legalisation Section,
Room NE2A-Ground Floor,
OR Tambo Building,
460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 

Telephone:

+27 (12) 351-1726 (Enquiries)
+27 (12) 351-1232 (Supervisor)

Fax: +27 (12) 329-1018
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.dirco.gov.za
Contact person: Mr Victor (Chief) Mditshwa (Director: Development, Strategy & Legalisation)
Language(s) of communication: English

Practical Information:

Price:

No fees are charged for the processing of documents. 

Useful Links: http://www.dirco.gov.za/consular/legalisation.htm

(This page was last updated on 3 August 2012)

Spain

Spain - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authorities
(as per 17 June 2013 - please click here for previous information):

"[...] the competent officers and authorities designated for the purposes of the Apostille include:

1) For the Apostille of administrative documents, the following are designated:

a) Governance Secretaries of the High Courts of Justice (Secretarios de Gobierno de los Tribunales Superiores de Justicia) and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, or their legal deputies, as well as the officers in whom the latter may delegate, within the respective Governance Secretariat;
b) The Head of the Unit of the Ministry of Justice in whom, at any particular time, the powers in the field of informing and attending citizens have been vested or whoever may substitute him legally, as well as those persons in whom these may delegate;
c) The Territorial Managers of the Territorial Management Bureaux (Gerencias Territoriales) that the Ministry of Justice has throughout Spain or their legal deputies, or those persons in whom the former may delegate, within the aforesaid Bureaux;
d) The Deans of the Notarial Colleges or those acting in lieu thereof pursuant to the regulations or other Public Notaries in whom the former may delegate.

The authorities and offices mentioned in this Section may carry out, without distinction, the single legislation or Apostille of the documents mentioned in Article 1.2 of the [...] Royal Decree [1497/2011, dated 24 October, designating the competent officers and authorities to carry out the single legislation or Apostille (Official State Gazette No. 276, dated 16 November 2011)], regardless of where in Spain such documents were issued.
Pursuant to the provisions contained in the Royal Decree, the following are deemed "public documents": (please click here).

2) Apostille of judicial documents: The power to carry out the single legislation or Apostille on judicial documents, regardless of the place of issuance in Spain of such documents, is vested in the following authorities (except as provided in Paragraph 4 hereof):

a) Governance Secretaries of the High Courts of Justice (Secretarios de Gobierno de los Tribunales Superiores de Justicia) and of the Cities of Ceuta and Melilla, or their legal deputies, as well as the officers in whom the latter may delegate, within the respective Governance Secretariat;
b) The Head of the Unit of the Ministry of Justice in whom, at any particular time, the powers in the field of informing and assisting citizens have been vested or whoever may substitute him legally, as well as those persons in whom the former may delegate.
c) The Territorial Managers of the Territorial Management Bureaux (Gerencias Territoriales) that the Ministry of Justice has throughout Spain or their legal deputies, or those persons in whom the former may delegate, within the aforesaid Bureaux.

3) Apostille of notarial documents: The power is vested in the Deans of the Notarial Colleges or those acting in lieu thereof, pursuant to the regulations, or in those Public Notaries in whom the former may delegate, regardless of where in Spain such documents were issued.

4) Apostille of documents issued by judicial authorities or officers of the Supreme Court and the National High Court: Only the Governance Secretary (Secretario de Gobierno) of the relevant Court for documents issued by the Court in question or their legal deputies as well as the officers in whom the latter may delegate are competent.

5) Apostille of other public documents: the remaining public documents may be the object of the single legalisation or Apostille, at the citizen's choice and both on paper or electronically, by any of the authorities mentioned in Section 1 above.

Likewise, the aforesaid Royal Decree establishes and regulates in Chapter II, the form and register of the Apostille, whether on paper or in electronic format.
The Sole Transitional Provision of the aforesaid Royal Decree establishes that the Apostille of the documents issued by the Civil Register shall be regulated pursuant to the provisions contained in Article 2 thereof (Apostille of Judicial Documents) until the entry unto force of Act 20/2011, dated 21 July, on the Civil register, and shall be regulated thereafter by Article 1 of the Royal Decree (Apostille of Administrative Documents)."

Contact details: 

Address: Ministerio de Justicia
Calle Bolsa 8
28012 Madrid
Spain
Telephone: +34 (91) 837 2295
Fax: -
Contact person: -
Languages of communication: -
E-mail: A request form can be sent through the website
General website: www.mjusticia.es

Practical Information:

Price: The High Courts of Justice and the Ministry of Justice do not charge for the issuance of an Apostille.
The Professional Association of Notaries  charges between € 3.50 and € 7.50.
Useful Links:

Legalización única o Apostilla de la Haya

E-Register: Please click here.

(This page was last updated on 17 June 2013)

Suriname

Suriname - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Registrar of the Court of Justice of Suriname

Contact details:

Address: Hof van Justitie en Politie
Tamarindelaan 6
Paramaribo
Telephone: +597 473 530
+597 473 966
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Sweden

Sweden - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Since 1 January 2005, the Judicial Office at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs no longer issues Apostilles. Sweden has decentralised the issuance of Apostilles and designated all notaries public as Competent Authorities. There are approximately 250 notaries public in Sweden. They are appointed by the local County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen).
There is no centralised register of all notaries public. A comprehensive list is, however, published annually in the "Sveriges Statskalender", which can be ordered from: Fritzes kundservice, SE-106 47 Stockholm; Tel: +46 (8) 690-9190; Fax: +46 (8) 690-9191; e-mail: [email protected]; website: www.fritzes.se. The Statskalender contains the full addresses of the Swedish administration, down to the level of individuals. The cost of a Statskalender is approximately €140. The publication is not available in electronic form.
Contact details of notaries public may also be available from the relevant County Administrative Board. To access the full list of County Administrative Boards, click here.

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: The average cost for issuance of the Apostille is SEK 250 (approx. €27)
Useful Links: http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/5706/a/46547#46547

 

Switzerland

Switzerland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

A. Federal Chancellery
B. Cantonal authorities: see the list below, under "Contact details"

Contact details:

Address: Les coordonnées de la Chancellerie fédérale ainsi que des informations utiles (en allemand, français, italien) peuvent être consultée en ligne à partir de cette adresse (gérée par la Chancellerie fédérale).

Les coordonnées des 26 Autorités cantonales de la Suisse sont consignées dans une liste qui peut être consultée en ligne à partir de cette adresse (gérée par la
Chancellerie fédérale)
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: Generally, the prices vary from 15 to 30 Swiss francs (approx. €10 to €20).
Useful Links:

Confédération Suisse (chancellerie fédérale)
Appenzell Rhodes extérieures
Appenzell Rhodes intérieures
Argovie
Bâle campagne
Bâle ville
Berne
Fribourg
Genève
Glaris
Grisons
Jura
Lucerne
Neuchâtel
Nidwald
Obwalden
Schaffhouse
Schwyz
Soleure
St. Galle
Tessin
Thurgovie
Uri
Valais
Vaud
Zoug
Zurich: Notariate im Kanton Zürich | Department of Security

(This page was last updated on 22 May 2012)

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

FYR of Macedonia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

the Ministry of Justice and, as per 11 August 1997, all 27 First Instance Courts in the Republic of Macedonia.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
Dimitrie Cupovski 9
1000 SKOPJE
FYR of Macedonia
Telephone: +389 2 3117-277
Fax: +389 2 3226-975
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

Turkey

Turkey - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Administrative documents:
    a. in provinces: Governor, Head Official of the District, Chief Secretary
    b. in towns: Head Official of the District
  2. Judicial documents: Presidencies of the Judicial Commissions where the high criminal courts exist

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.adalet.gov.tr/
Languages of communication: -
Contact person: -

Practical Information:

Price: No charge
Useful Links:

-

(This page was last updated on 7 June 2012)

Ukraine

Ukraine - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
  3. Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 
  4. the State Registration Service of Ukraine was authorized to put an "Apostille" stamp on the official documents issued by its divisions all over the territory of Ukraine.

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Education and Science
Department of International Co-operation and European Integration
(regarding diplomas and other education documents)
10, Peremogy av.
KYIV 01135
Ukraine

Telephone: +38 (044) 486 7192
Fax: -
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mon.gov.ua/, http://education.gov.ua/

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of Consular Service
Division of Apostille and indenting
2, Velyka Gytomirska st.
KYIV 01018
Ukraine

Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lviv 18, Vinnychenko st.,
LVIV 79008
Ukraine
tel:+ 38 (032) 298-64-78
fax:+ 38 (032) 298-62-55
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Odesa
3, Otradnast,
ODESA 65012
Ukraine
tel: + 38 (048) 722-44-03, 725-41-94, 729-68-43, 722-20-41
fax: + 38 (048) 725-86-37
e-mail: [email protected]

Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Simferopol
13, Kirovaav.,
SIMFEROPOL 95005
Ukraine
tel.:+ 38 (0652) 25-20-08
fax: + 38 (0652) 25-20-08
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
website: www.rmzs.crimea.ua

Telephone: +38 (044) 238 1669
Fax: +38 (044) 253 1266
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mfa.gov.ua/

Address:

Ministry of Justice
Department of Notary and Registration of Advocatory Association
(for documents issued by notaries and courts of Ukraine)
13 Horodetskogo str.,
Kyiv
Ukraine, 01001

Department  for Matters of Civil Status of Citizens
(for documents issued by the offices of civil status registration)
10 provulok Rylskiy
KYIV 01025
Ukraine

Telephone:

+38 (044) 278-37-23 

Fax:

+38 (044) 271-17-83  

E-mail:

[email protected]

General website: http://www.minjust.gov.ua/

Practical Information:

Price:

- For citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and persons without citizenship: 51 UAH;
- For legal persons: 85 UAH;
- For invalids of the 1st and 2nd categories, invalids of the Great Patriotic War, victims of the Chernobyl catastrope of the 1st category and orphans: no charge if the apostille relates to them.

Useful Links: The information on the operation of the Apostille Convention is available on the websites of the competent authorities, empowered to issue the Apostille in Ukraine:
1) Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.ua/
2) State Registration Service of Ukraine: http://www.drsu.gov.ua/
3) Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine: http://www.mon.gov.ua/; http://www.apostille.in.ua/
4) Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: http://www.minjust.gov.ua/

(This page was last updated on 5 April 2013)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Legalisation Office

For the UK Overseas Territories, see below, under Contact Details:

Contact details:

Address: The Legalisation Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
P.O. Box 6255
MILTON KEYNES MK10 1XX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7008 5959
Fax: +44 1908 716 911
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact persons: Ms Carol Anne Ireland (language of communication: English)
General website: www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation

Address: Anguilla
Government House
Anguilla
Telephone: +1 (264) 497 2621
+1 (264) 497 2622
Fax: +1 (264) 497 3314
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: -

Address: Bermuda
The Parliamentary Registrar
The Parliamentary Registry Office
Valerie T. Scott Building
60 Reid Street
HM12 HAMILTON
Bermuda
Telephone: +1 (441) 298-6363
Fax: +1 (441) 292 0207
Contact person: Kenneth R. Scott
Language of communication: English
E-mail: [email protected] or parreg@gov.bm
General website: http://www.elections.gov.bm/

Address: British Virgin Islands
Government House
Road Town
Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Telephone: +1 (284) 494 2345
+1 (284) 494 2370
Fax: +1 (284) 494 5582
E-mail: bvigovernor@gov.vg
registrar@bvigovernment.org
Practical Information: Deputy Governor’s Office

Address: Cayman Islands
4th floor
Government Administration Building
Elgin Avenue
George Town
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
Telephone: +1 (345) 949 7900
Fax: +1 (345) 945 4131
E-mail: staffoff@candw.ky
General website: -

Address: Falkland Islands
Government House
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Telephone: +500 27433
Fax: +500 27434
E-mail: gov.house@horizon.co.fk
General website: -

Address: Gibraltar
Civil Status and Registration Office (on behalf of the Governor of Gibraltar)
3 Secretary’s Lane
Joshua Hassan House
Gibraltar
Telephone: +350 20051725
Fax: +350 20042706
E-mail: csro@gibraltar.gov.gi
General website: -

Address: Guernsey
The Legalisation Office
Greffe
Royal Court House
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2PB
Telephone: +44 1481 725277
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Isle of Man
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR
Telephone: +44 1624 685265
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Jersey
The Legalisation Office
Maritime House
La Route du Port Elizabeth
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 1JD
Telephone: +44 1534 838838
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Monserrat
Lancaster House
Olveston
Montserrat
Telephone: +1 (664) 491 2688
+1 (664) 491 2689
Fax: +1 (664) 491 8867
E-mail: govoff@candw.ag
General website: -

Address: St. Helena
The Castle
Jamestown
St Helena Island
South Atlantic Ocean
Telephone: +290 2555
Fax: +290 2598
E-mail: OCS@helanta.sh
joany@sainthelena.gov.sh
General website: -

Address: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Government House
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Telephone: +500 27433
Fax: +500 27434
E-mail: gov.house@horizon.co.fk
General website: -

Address: Turcs and Caicos Islands
Waterloo
Government House
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
Telephone: +1 (649) 946 2308
+1 (649) 946 2309
Fax: +1 (649) 946 2903
E-mail: govhouse@tciway.tc
General website: -

Address: The High Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price:

Postal Service at Milton Keynes: Businesses and members of the public are charged £30 per apostille issued (signature verified).
Premium Service in Central London: Business customers also have access to our premium business service in Central London and are charged £75 per document (signature verified).

Useful Links: Legalisation Office

(This page was last updated on 15 February 2013)

United States of America

USA - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The United States of America has three tiers of authorities competent to issue the apostille certificate. The U.S. Department of State Authentication Office affixes apostilles to documents issued by Federal agencies of the United States. 

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Vital Records Section affixes apostilles to Consular Reports of Birth, Death and Marriage of U.S. Citizens abroad and certificates of birth and death originally issued by the Panama Canal Zone Government between 1904 and 1979.

The Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the Federal Courts of the United States are authorized to issue apostilles on documents issued by those courts. As an alternative, the U.S. Department of Justice may authenticate the seal of the Federal court and the U.S. Department of State Authentications Office will then place an apostille over that seal. 

Public documents issued by U.S. states, the District of Columbia and other U.S. jurisdictions may be legalized with an apostille by designated authorities in each jurisdiction, generally the state Secretary of State’s office.  

I. Authentication Officer, Acting Authentication Officer and Assistant Authentication Officer, United States Department of State.

Contact details:

Address: Authentication Officer, Acting Authentication Officer and Assistant Authentication Officer, United States Department of State:

518 23rd Street N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20520
United States of America

Telephone: +1 (202) 647-5002
Fax: +1 (202) 663-3636
Contact persons: Denitra T. Hawkins, Authentication Officer
Fernesia T. Crawford, Assistant Authentication Officer
Patrick O. Hatchett, Assistant Authentication Officer
Sonya N. Johnson, Assistant Authentication Officer
Joan C. Hampton, Assistant Authentication Officer
Annie R. Maddux, Assistant Authentication Officer

E-mail:

General website (see also "Practical Information"):

aoprgsmauth@state.gov 

Department of State: http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/

National Association of Secretaries of State, Notary Public Administrators Section (providing information about the authorities in the individual U.S. states who affix Apostilles to documents originating in those states):
www.nass.org.


II. All clerks and deputy clerks for the following:

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
United States Court of International Trade
United States Courts of Appeals for the following circuits:
District of Columbia Circuit
First Circuit
Second Circuit
Third Circuit
Fourth Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Sixth Circuit
Seventh Circuit
Eighth Circuit
Ninth Circuit
Tenth Circuit
Eleventh Circuit

United States District Courts for the following districts:
Middle District of Alabama
Northern District of Alabama
Southern District of Alabama
District of Alaska
District of Arizona
Eastern District of Arkansas
Western District of Arkansas
Central District of California
Eastern District of California
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
District of Colorado
District of Connecticut
District of Delaware
District of Columbia
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Georgia*
Northern District of Georgia*
Southern District of Georgia*
District of Hawaii
District of Idaho
Central District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Northern District of Iowa
Southern District of Iowa
District of Kansas
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
Eastern District of Louisiana
Middle District of Louisiana
Western District of Louisiana
District of Maine
District of Maryland
District of Massachusetts
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
District of Minnesota
Northern District of Mississippi
Southern District of Mississippi
Eastern District of Missouri
Western District of Missouri
District of Montana
District of Nebraska
District of Nevada
District of New Hampshire
District of New Jersey
District of New Mexico
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Western District of New York
Eastern District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
District of North Dakota
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Northern District of Oklahoma
Western District of Oklahoma
District of Oregon
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Western District of Pennsylvania
District of Puerto Rico
District of Rhode Island
District of South Carolina
District of South Dakota
Eastern District of Tennessee
Middle District of Tennessee
Western District of Tennessee
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
District of Utah
District of Vermont
Eastern District of Virginia (E)
Western District of Virginia (W)
Eastern District of Washington
Western District of Washington
Northern District of West Virginia
Southern District of West Virginia
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
District of Wyoming

District Courts for the following territories:
District Court for the District of the Canal Zone
District Court of Guam
District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands
District Court of the Virgin Islands

A short, all-encompassing and more manageable description for II would be:

"Clerks and deputy clerks of the following:
The Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeals for the First through the Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, the United States Court of International Trade, the United States District Court for the District of the Canal Zone, the District Court of Guam, the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands."

Contact details:

Full contact details:

All the designated clerks and deputy clerks
http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html


III. Officers of the individual States and other subdivisions as indicated:

States:

Alabama: Secretary of State
www.sos.state.al.us/AdminServices/Authentications.aspx
Alaska: Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General and Clerk of the Appellate Courts
http://apostille.alaska.gov
Arizona: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.azsos.gov/business_services/notary/Apostille.htm
Arkansas: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State
sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/apostilleCertification.aspx
California:

Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/authentication.htm

e-Register: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/apostille-search/

Colorado:

Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/apostilleHelp.html
e-Register: http://www.sos.state.co.us/auth/VerifyApostilleSearch.do

Connecticut:* Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director, Commercial Recording Division
www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3177&q=392130&SOTSNav_GID=1844
Delaware: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State
http://corp.delaware.gov/apost_info.shtml
http://corp.delaware.gov/reqguide.shtml
Florida: Secretary of State
http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html
Georgia:* Georgia Superior Courts Clerks’ Cooperative Authority
1875 Century Blvd.  Ste. 100
Atlanta, GA  30345
404-327-6023
notary@gsccca.org
Contact person: Peter Keesom
http://www.gsccca.org/projects/apost.asp
Hawaii: Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii
http://hawaii.gov/ltgov/office/apostilles
Idaho: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk
http://www.sos.idaho.gov/notary/apostill.htm
Illinois: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
cookcountyclerk.com/vitalrecords/authenticatingnotaries/pages/default.aspx

cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/notary/home.html
Indiana: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.in.gov/sos/business/apostille/
Iowa: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/notaries/notfaq.pdf
Kansas: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
www.kssos.org/business/notary_public/certifications.html
Kentucky: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.ky.gov/adminservices/apostilles.htm
Louisiana: Secretary of State
www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/134/Default.aspx
Maine: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://maine.gov/sos/cec/notary/apostilles.html
Maryland: Secretary of State
http://www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/Certifications.aspx
Massachusetts: Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Public Records beginning in 1981 through January 13, 1995)
Deputy Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (beginning January 16, 1995 through November 16, 1995)
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (from November 17, 1995)
www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm
Michigan: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1638_8734---,00.html
Minnesota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=984
Mississippi: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State
website
Missouri: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp
Montana: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Government Affairs Bureau Chief
http://sos.mt.gov/Notary/Certifications/index.asp
Nebraska: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ne.us/business/notary/not_auth.html
Nevada: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=124
New Hampshire: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.nh.gov/certific.htm
New Jersey: * Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
nj.gov/treasury/revenue/apostilles.shtml
New Mexico: Secretary of State
sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Apostille_Information_Overview.aspx
New York: Secretary of State; Executive Deputy Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State; any Special Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corps/apostille.html
North Carolina:

Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/

e-Register: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/verification/

North Dakota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/certifications.html
Ohio: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
sos.state.oh.us/recordsIndexes/authentication.aspx
Oklahoma: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State
https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/apostilles.aspx
Oregon:

Secretary of State
Corporation Division
255 Capitol St. NE, Ste 151
Salem, OR 97310
503-986-2200
503-378-6520 (fax)
Corporation.division@state.or.us
Contact person: Tom Wrosch
filinginoregon.com/pages/notary/authentication/index.html

Pennsylvania: Secretary of the Commonwealth; any Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth; Commissioner of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
dos.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/certifications%2C_apostilles%2C_and_the_authentication_of_documents/12630
Rhode Island:

Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Second Deputy Secretary of State
http://sos.ri.gov/business/apostilles/  

e-Register: http://ucc.state.ri.us/E-App/login.php

South Carolina: Secretary of State
www.scsos.com/Apostilles
South Dakota: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
sdsos.gov/content/viewcontent.aspx?cat=adminservices&pg=/adminservices/apostilles.shtm
Tennessee: Secretary of State
http://tennessee.gov/sos/bus_svc/apostillesFAQs.htm
Texas:

Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director
P.O. Box 13550
AUSTIN, Texas 78701
Fee:  $15 (with exception for adoption)
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/authinfo.shtml

e-Register: https://sosdirectws.sos.state.tx.us/pdfondemand/CertValidation.aspx

Utah: Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Assistant
http://www.authentications.utah.gov/
Vermont: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://vermont-archives.org/notary/guide/Notary5.htm
Virginia: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
website
Washington (State): Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing
www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/
West Virginia:

Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/authentications/Pages/default.aspx

e-Register: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/apostilles/

Wisconsin: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm
Wyoming: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
website


Other Subdivisions:

Other Subdivisions:

American Samoa: Secretary of American Samoa; Attorney General of American Samoa
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.): Executive Secretary; Assistant Executive Secretary; Mayor's Special Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Secretary of the District of Columbia
Guam (Territory of): Director, Department of Administration; Acting Director, Department of Administration; Deputy Director, Department of Administration; Acting Deputy Director, Department of Administration
Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the): Attorney General; Acting Attorney General; Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth Trial Court; Deputy Clerk, Commonwealth Trial Court
Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of): Under Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State for External Affairs; Assistant Secretary of State; Chief, Certifications Office; Director, Office of Protocol; Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs, Chief, Certification Office
Virgin Islands of the United States no authority designated".

* By Note dated 12 December 1997, the Embassy of the United States of America in The Hague informed the depositary that in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 2, the Legislature of the State of Georgia has designated the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority as the only appropriate entity to issue apostilles in the state of Georgia effective 1 February 1998.
By communication dated 2 November 2006, the State Department informed the Permanent Bureau that for New Jersey, the competent authority is now the New Jersey Division of Revenue.
By communication dated 3 August 2009, the Embassy of the United States of America in The Hague informed the depositary of additional competent authorities for the state of Connecticut.

Contact details:

Full contact details: States competent authorities - Secretary of State (NASS website)

Practical Information:

Price:

The U.S. Department of State Authentication Office charges $8.00 per document.

The U.S. Department of State, Passport Services, Vital Records Office charges no fee for issuance of an apostille on a document bearing the seal of a U.S. embassy or consulate. 

The fees charged by individual U.S. states vary, ranging from US$3 to US$20.

Useful Links:

 

(This page was last updated on 31 January 2013)

Uruguay

Uruguay - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Venezuela

Venezuela - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General of Consular Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs
Consular Affairs Office  
Torre MRE Avenida Urdaneta entre Esquinas conde a Carmelitas
CARACAS, Distrito Capital
Venezuela 1010
Telephone: +58 212 8064500
+58 212 8064706
Fax: +58 212 8064497
E-mail: a.c.venezolana@gmail.com  or  relaciones.consulares@mre.gob.ve  
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.mre.gob.ve/ (in Spanish only)
Languages of communication : Spanish, English, French
Contact person: Leornardo Villalba

Practical Information:

Price: revenue stamps (1.5 tax units per document)
Useful Links: MRE: Servicios y Legalizaciones Consulares  (in Spanish only)

(This page was last updated on 9 December 2008)


Non-Member States of the Organisation


Authorities

Andorra

Andorra - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

click here for the previous authorities

Designated Competent Authorities (as per 13 June 2012):

Contact details:

Address: Ministre/a d'Afers Exteriors (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
C/ Prat de la Creu 62-64
(edifici administratiu del Govern)
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Principat d'Andorra
Telephone: +376 875 704
Fax: +376 869 559
E-mail: exteriors.gov@andorra.ad
Languages of communication: Catalan, French, Spanish, English
General website: http://www.mae.ad 

Practical Information:

Price: € 8.58
Useful Links:

Information on Apostilles: http://www.amb-andorre.ad/legalitzaciosig.pdf (in Catalan only)

The application form can be downloaded at http://www.tramits.ad/ . Please type in “Busqueu a Tràmits" the word "postil" (in Catalan only)

E-Register: Please click here.

(This page was last updated on 10 August 2012)

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Registrar of the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda

The Registrar of the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda

 

Contact details:

Address: Registrar Supreme Court
High Street
Parliament Drive
St John’s
Antigua
Telephone: +1 (268) 462 0609
+1 (268) 462 1585
Fax: +1 (268) 462 3929
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Armenia

Armenia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. The Ministry of Justice

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government House #2
Republic Square
Yerevan 375010
Armenia
Telephone: +374 (1) 544041
Fax: +374 (1) 543925
E-mail: info@armeniaforeignministry.com
General website: http://www.armeniaforeignministry.com/

Address: The Ministry of Justice
Halabyan 41a
Yerevan 0078
Armenia
Tel. /Fax: +374 10 38-02-24
+374 10 38-03-89
Contact person: Mr Argam STEPANYAN
Head of Civil Acts Registration Agency
E-mail: stepanyan.argam@gmail.com argam.stepanyan@moj.am
General website: http://www.justice.am/

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 28 October 2013)

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Ministry of Justice - for documents emanating from courts, public prosecutors and justice authorities, including documents certified in notarial order and state civil acts registration documents;
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs - for other documents.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4, Sh. Gurbanov str
Baku city, AZ1009
Azerbaijan
Telephone: +994 (12) 596 9230
Fax: +994 (12) 596 9061
E-mail: mkon@mfa.gov.az
General website: http://www.mfa.gov.az
Contact person: Ziya Fataliyev
Languages of communication: Azerbaijani, Russian, English

Address: Ministry of Justice
1, Inshaatchilar avn
Baku city, AZ1073
Azerbaijan
Telephone: +994 (12) 430 0977
Fax: +994 (12) 430 0681
E-mail: minjus@azdata.net
General website: http://www.justice.gov.az

Practical Information:

Price: 10 AZN (= US $12,70)
Useful Links: www.justice.gov.az

(This page was last updated on 11 May 2012)

 

Bahamas

Bahamas - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  6. First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
East Hill St
P. O. Box N 3746
Nassau, N.P.
The  Bahamas
Telephone: +1 (242) - 322-7624
+1 (242) - 322-7625
Fax: +1 (242) - 328-8212
E-mail: mofa@bahamas.gov.bs
General website: http://mfabahamas.org/
Person to contact:  

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links:  

(This page was last updated on 1 August 2012)

 

Bahrain

Bahrain - Competent Authority
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 547
Government Road
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel.: +973-17227555
Internet: http://www.mofa.gov.bh

Barbados

Barbados - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. Solicitor-General
  2. Deputy Solicitor General
  3. Registrar of the Supreme Court
  4. Registrar of Corporate Affairs
  5. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for Foreign Affairs
  6. Chief of Protocol

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
#1 Culloden Road
St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.

Telephone: +1 (246) 429-7108
Fax: +1 (246) 429-6652
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.foreign.gov.bb/

Address: The Registrar of the Supreme Court of Barbados
Registration Department
Coleridge Street
Bridgetown
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (246)-426-3461
Fax: +1 (246)-426-2405
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.lawcourts.gov.bb/

Address: Solicitor-General
Frank Walcott Building
Culloden Rd
St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (246) 431-7750
Fax: +1 (246) 228-5433
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Belize

Belize - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

the Registrar General

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: +501-227-2053
+501-227-7377
Fax: +501-227-0181
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: Belize $50 (equivalent to US $25)
Useful Links: -

 

Botswana

Botswana - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The persons for the time being exercising the functions of

(i) Permanent Secretary,
(ii) Registrar of High Court,
(iii) District Commissioner,

  1. Any person appointed or empowered to hold a subordinate court of the first class; and
  2. Such other persons as the President may appoint by notice in the Gazette.

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

 

1. Chief Registrar, Deputy Chief Registrar and Registrars of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam;
2. Chief Magistrate, Magistrates and Registrars of Subordinate Courts of Brunei Darussalam.

Contact details:

Address: Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam
The High Court Building
Km 1½, Jalan Tutong
Bandar Seri Begawan, BA1910
Brunei Darussalam
Fax: +673 224 1984
Telephone: +673 222 5853
+673 224 3939 ext. 149
E-mail: supcourt@brunet.bn
General website: http://www.judicial.gov.bn/
Contact person: Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court
Languages spoken: Malay, English

Practical Information:

Price: $2.00
Useful Links: www.judicial.gov.bn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=183

(This page was last updated on 16 January 2012)

Cape Verde

Cape Verde - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

(Translation)
...in accordance with Article 6 of this Convention, the authorities of the Republic of Cape Verde which are competent to issue the certificate referred to in Article 3, (...), are the Direcção-Geral dos Registos e Notariado of the Ministry of Justice and the Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Consulares e Comunidades of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Colombia

Colombia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Area de Legalizaciones

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Coordination of Legalizations and Apostille
Avenida 19 no. 98-03 pisos 5,6,7 y 8
Edificio Torre 100 B
BOGOTA, DC
Colombia

Telephone:

+57 (1) 3814000  
Ext. 4065/1836/1241/4158/4160/4161

Fax:

+57 (1) 381 4747

Contact person: Mrs AMPARO DE LA CRUZ TAMAYO RODRIGUEZ
amparo.tamayo@cancilleria.gov.co

MARIA ALEJANDRA MEDINA DAZA
Maria.medina@cancilleria.gov.co

LAURA PAOLA RINCÓN BALLESTEROS
Laura.rincon@cancilleria.gov.co

ROSA HELIA RODRIGUEZ
Rosa.rodriguez@cancilleria.gov.co

GUSTAVO HERNANDO MADARIAGA
Gustavo.madariaga@cancilleria.gov.co

MAURICIO RAMÍREZ ARAGON
Mauricio.ramirez@cancilleria.gov.co

ALVARO AUGUSTO CHACON RODRIGUEZ
Alvaro.chacon@cancilleria.gov.co

JAIME MAURICIO SPITIA PRADA
Jaime.spitia@cancilleria.gov.co

ANDRES FELIPE BAQUERO CASAS
Andres.baquero@cancilleria.gov.co  
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/ (in Spanish only)

Practical Information:

Price: 30,000 Colombian pesos
Useful links:

www.cancilleria.gov.co (trámites y servicios MRE - en Colombia - Apostilla y/o Legalización) (in Spanish only)

E-Register:

http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/apostilla

(This page was last updated on 15 April 2014)

Cook Islands

Cook Islands - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

 

Contact details:

Address: P.O.Box 105
2nd Floor
Cold Store Building Avarua
Rarotonga
Cook Islands
Telephone: +682 29347
Fax: +682 21247
E-mail: secfa@mfai.gov.ck
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: NZ $20 per Apostille
Useful Links: http://www.mfai.gov.ck/

 

Dominica

Dominica - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar

The Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar

Contact details:

Address: Attorney General
Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: +1 (767) 448-2401
Fax: -
E-mail: legalaffairs@cwdom.dm
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority:

Secretariat of State of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic,
Legalisations Section of the Consular Department

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ave. Independencia No. 752
Estancia San Gerónimo, Santo Domingo
Distrito Nacional
Dominican Republic

Telephone:

+ (809) 987 7001
+ (809) 535 6280

Fax:

-

E-mail:

relexteriores@mirex.gov.do

General website:

http://www.serex.gov.do/ 

Practical Information:

Price:

620 Dominican pesos (approx. 16 USD)

Useful Links:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (only in Spanish)

e-Register

Click here

(This page was last updated on 18 August 2011)

El Salvador

El Salvador - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador 
Direccion General del Servicio Exterior
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Address Main Office:
Calle el Pedregal, Boulevard Cancillería
Antiguo Cuscatlán
El Salvador
Telephone: +503 2231-1339
+503 2231-1000
Fax: +503 2289-2250
E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv
Gbeneke@rree.gob.sv
csaenz@rree.gob.sv
General website (see also "Practical Information"): www.rree.gob.sv
Contact persons: Geraldina Beneke, Claudia Saenz de Ballesteros (languages of communication: Spanish, English)

Address: Address San Salvador Office:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Final 17 Avenida Norte
Edificio 4
Centro de Gobierno
San Salvador
El Salvador
Telephone: +503 2221-1000
+503 2222-4447
Fax: +503 2271-1098
E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv
General website: www.rree.gob.sv
Contact persons: Mauricio Orlando Castro (language of communication: Spanish)

Address: Address Santa Ana Office:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
Calle Libertad entre 9a. y 11 Av. Norte
Santa Ana
El Salvador
Telephone: +503 2447-1684
Fax: +503 2447-1836
E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv
General website: www.rree.gob.sv
Contact persons: Evelyn Avalos (language of communication: Spanish)

Address: Address San Miguel Office:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Direccion de Asuntos Consulares
4a. Calle Poniente y 1a. Av. Norte No. 201
Barrio El Centro
en instalaciones de Gobernación Política Departamental
San Miguel
El Salvador
Telephone: +503 2660-4576
Fax: +503 2660-4575
E-mail: webmaster@rree.gob.sv
General website: www.rree.gob.sv
Contact persons: Hector Polío (language of communication: Spanish)

Practical Information:

Price: No charge.
Useful Links: http://www.rree.gob.sv/website/servicios_autenticas.html
(in Spanish only)

(This page was last updated on 26 November 2008)

Fiji

Fiji - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
International Cooperation and Civil Aviation

Contact details:

Address: The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation
8th and 9th floor 
Suvavou House
Victoria Parade
P.O. Box 2220
Government Building
Suva
Fiji Islands
Telephone: (679) 309 631
Fax: (679) 301 741
E-mail: -
General website: -
Contact persons:
Language of communication: English

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 26 July 2010)

Grenada

Grenada - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The Permanent Secretary and the Senior Administrative Officer

Contact details:

Address: Ministerial Complex
4th floor
Botanical Gardens
St. Georges
Grenada W.I.
Telephone: +1 (473) 440-2640
+1 (473) 440-2712
+1 (473) 440-2255
Fax: +1 (473) 440-4184
E-mail: faffgnd@caribsurf.com
foreignaffairs@gov.gd
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Honduras

Honduras - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretaría de Estado en el Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores

 

Contact details:

Address: Centro Cívico Gubernamental
Casa Presidencial
Blvd. Kuwait
contiguo a la Corte Suprema de Justicia
TEGUCIGALPA
Honduras
Telephone: +504 234 49 71
+504 234 4921
+504 234 1962
+504 234 1898
Fax: +504 234 1897
+504 234 1484
E-mail: consultas@sre.hn
General website: http://www.sre.gob.hn (in Spanish only)

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: www.sre.gob.hn/tramitescancilleria.html

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for official documents issued by the bodies for justice and other state bodies, including the notary offices;
  2. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for official documents issued by the bodies for education, science and the educational institutions of the Republic;
  3. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for official documents issued by the structural subdivisions of the Migration Police;
  4. The Committee on administration of the archives and documentation to the Ministry of Culture, Information and Public Consent of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for archive certificates and copies of archive documents issued by the state archives of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  5. The Committee for forensic (legal) administration to the Supreme Court (to be co-ordinated) for official documents issued by the law-enforcement bodies and the bodies for execution of law;
  6. The Ministry on State Income of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for official documents issued by the structural and territorial subdivisions of the Ministry on State Income of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  7. The General Office of Public Prosecutors of the Republic of Kazakhstan (to be co-ordinated) - for official documents issued by the bodies of Public Prosecutors, investigation agencies and inquest;
  8. The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan - for archive certificates and copies of archive documents issued by the special state archives of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  9. The Committee for National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan (to be co-ordinated) - for archive certificates and copies of archive documents issued by the special archives of the Committee for National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  10. The designated bodies are entitled to delegate the authority to their territorial bodies to issue the apostille.

Attachment: The Hague Convention of 05.10.1961 abolishing the legalisation for foreign public documents stipulates the apostille of 9 x 9 cm in size.It is expedient to have a stamp of the apostille, which size is 13 x 13 cm.A script of the text can be enlarged for the comfort of its representation and reading. It is not allowed to change (translate) a language document, text and its order of placing on the stamp.The stamp can be fulfilled in the language of the Republic of Kazakhstan only.

 

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
8, Orynbor Street
"Dom Ministerstv" 
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 (717) 274 0637
Fax: -
E-mail: press@minjust.kz
General website: http://www.minjust.kz/

Address: Ministry of Education and Science
8, Orynbor Street
"Dom Ministerstv" 
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan 
Telephone: +7 (717) 274 2428
Fax: +7 (717) 274 2416
E-mail: pressa@edu.gov.kz
General website: http://www.edu.gov.kz/

Address: Ministry of Internal Affairs
1, Tauelsizdik Avenue
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan 
Telephone: +7 (717) 271 4646
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.mvd.kz/ 

Address: Committee on Administration of the Archives and Documention to the Ministry of Culture, Information and Public Consent
8, Orynbor Street
"Dom Ministerstv" 
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: www.mk.gov.kz

Address: The Committee for Forensic (legal) Administration to the Supreme Court
39, Kunaev Street
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 (717) 274 7585
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: http://www.supcourt.kz/

Address: Ministry on State Income
11, Pobedi Avenue
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 (717) 271 7764
Fax: +7 (717) 271 7765
E-mail: -
General website: www.minfin.kz

Address: General Office of Public Prosecutors
8, Orynbor Street
"Dom Ministerstv" 
010000 ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 (717) 271 2200
Fax: +7 (717) 250 2534
E-mail: -
General website: http://prokuror.kz

Address: Ministry of Defense
Leviy Bereg of river Ishim
Special Economic Zone
Building 2
ASTANA
Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 (717) 272 1410
Fax: -
E-mail: pressa@mod.gov.kz
General website: http://www.mod.gov.kz/

Address:

The Committee for National Security 

Telephone: +7 (717) 232 5050
Fax: -
E-mail: press@knb.kz
General website: http://www.knb.kz/

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 18 August 2011)

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

State institutions having the right to apostil documents of the Kyrgyz Republic in relation to the Convention:

  Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Justice
32 M.Gandi Str.
720010 BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

+996 (312) 656490

Fax:

+996 (312) 656502

E-mail:

-

General website:

http://www.minjust.gov.kg/

Address:

Ministry of Internal Affairs
469 Frunze Str.
720040 BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

+996 (312) 662450

Fax:

+996 (312) 266280

E-mail:

-

General website:

http://www.mvd.kg/

Address:

General Prosecutor Office
39 Erkindik Avenue
720040 BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

+996 (312) 663373

Fax:

-

E-mail:

-

General website:

http://www.prokuror.kg/

Address:

State Service on National Security
BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

-

Fax:

-

E-mail:

-

General website:

-

Address:

State Service of Financial Police
2/1 Toktonalieva Str.
720055 BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

+996 (312) 567028

Fax:

-

E-mail:

-

General website:

http://www.finpol.kg/

Address:

Court Department
21 Ibraimova Str.
720021 BISHKEK
Kyrgyzstan

Telephone:

+996 (312) 681390

Fax:

-

E-mail:

lawdep_kg@mail.ru
courtdep@sudsystem.kg

General website:

http://www.sudsystem.kg/

(This page was last updated on 18 August 2011)

Lesotho

Lesotho - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Attorney-General
  2. The Permanent Secretary of a Ministry or Department
  3. The Registrar of the High Court
  4. A Resident Magistrate
  5. A Magistrate of the First Class
  6. Such other person as the Minister may appoint and whose appointment notice has been published in the Gazette

Contact details:

Address: -
Telephone: See www.gov.ls/law/ under "Judiciary" and "Law and Constitutional Affairs"
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Liberia

Liberia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputies and Assistant Ministers;
  2. the Minister of Justice, the Deputies and Assistant Ministers;
  3. the Clerk and Deputy Clerk(s) of the Supreme and Circuit Court(s);
  4. the Registrars and Deputy Registrars of Corporations; and
  5. the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Maritime Affairs or Special Agents thereof.

Contact details:

Address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Ms Margaret Ansumana
Deputy Registrar of Corporations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
c/o LISCR, LLC
8619 Westwood Cntr Dr, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182, USA

Mrs Sarah Fyneah Dorbor
Assistant Minister / Special Assistant to the Minister
Office of the Minister
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Monrovia, Liberia

Telephone: Ms Margaret Ansumana: + 1 703 251 2447
Mrs Sarah Fyneah Dorbor: +231 886 528083 / 886 110800
Fax: -
E-mail: mansumana@liscr.com
safynbrownell@yahoo.com
General website: http://www.mofa.gov.lr/index.php

Practical Information:

Price: No cost for non-resident Corporate Registry issued documents. Other costs as quoted.
Useful Links: http://www.mofa.gov.lr/index.php

 

(This page was last updated on 7 January 2013)

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Regierungskanzlei der Fürstlichen Regierung

Regierungskanzlei der Fürstlichen Regierung

Contact details:

Address: Regierungskanzlei der Fürstlichen Regierung
Regierungsgebäude
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Telephone: +423 236 60 30
Fax: +423 236 6597
E-mail: info@rk.llv.li
General website: www.rk.llv.li

Practical Information:

Price: CHF 30.- per Apostille (apporox. € 20.00)
Useful Links: -

(The contact details of this authority were last updated on 30 November 2005)

Malawi

Malawi - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

(a) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General;
(b) the Permanent Secretary of a Government Ministry;
(c) the Registrar of the High Court;
(d) the Registrar General;
(e) a Government Agent;
(f) a notary public;
(g) a Resident Magistrate.

Contact details:

Address: The Attorney General or the Solicitor General
Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice
Ministry of Justice Headquarters
Capital Hill
Private Bag 333
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Telephone: +265 1 788 411
Fax: +265 1 788 332
E-mail: sg-justice@sdnp.org.mw
General website: sdnp.org.mw/ruleoflaw/justice/legaldepts.html

Address: Registrar General
Fatima Arcade
Haile Sellaisie Road
P.O. Box 100
Blantyre
Malawi
Telephone: +265 1 624 355
Fax: +265 1 621 686
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address:

The Permanent Secretary of a Government Ministry

To view the contact details of a particular Government Ministry, please click here.

Telephone: -
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands,
2. Attorney General and Acting Attorney General,
3. Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the High Court,
4. Registrars and Deputy Registrars of Corporations,
5. Maritime Administrator and Special Agents thereof, and
6. Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Maritime Affairs or Special Agents thereof.

Additional information (5 October 2007):

Authority in accordance with Article 6 of the Convention:
IRI Corporate and Maritime Services (Switzerland) A.G.
Office of the Deputy Registrar
Schifflande 22
CH-8001 Zurich
Switzerland
zurich@register-iri.com
Telephone: +41-44-268-2211
Fax: +41-44-268-2212

Contact details:

Address: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Telephone: +692 625-3012
Administration: +692 625-3181
Fax: +692 625-4979
E-mail: mofaadm@ntamar.net
General website: -

Address: Attorney General and Acting Attorney General
Telephone: +692 625-3244/8245
Fax: +692 625-5218
E-mail: agoffice@ntamar.net
General website: -

Address: Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the High Court
Telephone: +692 625-3201
+692 625-3235
+692 625-3297
+692 625-3652
Fax: +692 6625-3323
E-mail: judrep@ntamar.net
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Mongolia

Mongolia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia

Namibia

Namibia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authorities:
(as per 15 January 2006 - click to view previous Competent Authorities)

  1. High Court of Namibia (The Chief Registrar)
  2. Ministry of Justice (The Permanent Secretary)

Contact details:

Address: High Court of Namibia
High Court Building
Luderitz Street
Private Bag 13179
WINDHOEK
Namibia
Telephone: +264 (61) 292 1111
Fax: +264 (61) 221 686
Contact person: Mrs E. Schickerling (email)
Language(s) of communication: English

Address: Ministry of Justice
Justitia Building
Independence avenue
Private Bag 13302
WINDHOEK
Namibia
Telephone: +264 (61) 280 5333
Fax: +264 (61) 254 054
Contact person:  Mr S.L. Limbo (email)
Language(s) of communication: English


For any general information concerning the issuance of the certificates (apostilles), contact:

Address: Legal Services and International Co-operation
Ministry of Justice
Justitia Building
Independence Avenue
Private Bag 13302
WINDHOEK
Namibia
Telephone: +264 (61) 280 5111
Fax: +264 (61) 234 774
E-mail: cparker@moj.gov.na
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: no charge
Useful Links: -

(The contact details of these authorities were last updated on 11 June 2012)

Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Competent Authority
the Directorate General for Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Niue

Niue - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

(a) the Attorney General
(b) the Financial Secretary
(c) Crown Counsel
(d) the Registrar International Business Companies
(e) Deputy Registrar International Business Companies
(f) the Registrar, High Court of Niue
(g) Secretary to Government

Contact details:

Address: Attorney  General
PO Box 75
Alofi
Niue
Telephone: +683 4128
Fax: +683 4231
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Financial Secretary
PO Box 36
Alofi
Niue
Telephone: +683 4047
Fax: +683 4350
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Crown Counsel
PO Box 40
Alofi
Niue
Telephone: +683 4128
Fax: -
E-mail: -
General website: -

Address: Secretary to Government
PO Box 40
Alofi
Niue
Telephone: +683 4200
Fax: +683 4232
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Oman

Oman - Competent Authority
(Translation)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Department)
P.O. Box 252
113 Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Tel. +(968)24699500
Fax. +(968)24696141
Email: info@mofa.gov.om

Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova - Competent Authority (Art.6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

For administrative documents:

Contact details:

Address: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration 31 August 1989, 80 Street / 80, Mateevici Street MD - 2012 Chisinau
Telephone: +373 (22) 201 040 +373 (22) 201 041
Fax: +373 (22) 232 225
E-mail: consdep@mfa.md, dac@mfa.md
General website:

www.mfa.gov.md/entry-visas-moldova

For all other public documents:

Contact details:

Address: The Ministry of Justice
31 August 1989, 82 Street
MD - 2012 Chisinau
Telephone: (+373 22) 20-14-56
(+373 22) 20-14-57
(+373 22) 20-14-61
(+373 22) 20-14-77
Fax: (+373 22) 20-14-56
(+373 22) 20-14-61
E-mail: apostila@justice.gov.md
secretariat@justice.gov.md
General website: apostila.gov.md
www.justice.gov.md/
Contact person: Frimu Valeriu

Practical Information:

Price: 100 lei
Useful Links: -
E-Register:

http://justice.gov.md/

http://www.apostila.gov.md/

(This page was last updated on 13 March 2014)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

For Saint Kitts and Nevis or the Island of Saint Kitts:
the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Chief Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Registrar of the Supreme Court

For the Island of Nevis:
The Chief Secretary in the Office of the Premier; the Legal Adviser in the Legal Department or the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court; the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration.

Contact details:

Address: Attorney General:
The Honourable Dennis Merchant
Attorney General, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs
Ministry of Legal Affairs
Government Headquarters
Church Street
BASSETERRE
St. Kitts
Telephone: +1 (869) 465-2521, ext. 1013
Fax: +1 (869) 465-5040
E-mail: attnygenskn@caribsurf.com
General website: -

Address: Chief Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister:
Mr Ashley Farrell
Chief Secretary
Government Headquarters
Church Street
BASSETERRE
St. Kitts
Telephone: +1 (869) 465-0299
+1 (869 )465-2521, ext.1043
Fax: +1(869) 465-1001
E-mail: sknpmoffice@caribsurf.com
General website: http://www.cuopm.com/

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Government Headquarters
Church Street
BASSETERRE
St. Kitts, West Indies
Telephone: +1 (869) 465-2521, ext. 1155 / 1156
Fax: +1 (869) 465-2502
Contact persons: Miss Kaye Bass (ext. 1363)
Miss Agatha Caines (ext. 1158)
Miss Nicola St. Catherine (ext. 1160)
Miss Nerys Chiverton (ext. 1231)
Miss Thensia Grey (ext. 1157)
Miss Ghislaine Williams (ext. 1046)
Miss Verna Morris (ext. 1038)
Ms Theresa Nisbett (ext. 1069)
E-mail: foreigna@sisterisles.kn
General website: -


Address: Island of Nevis:
Mr Patrice Nisbett
Legal Adviser
Nevis Island Administration
Administration Building
CHARLESTOWN
Nevis, West Indies
Telephone: +1 (869) 469-0411
Fax: +1 (869) 469-1081
E-mail: nialegal@caribsurf.com
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: 55ECD
Useful Links: http://www.gov.kn/node/1249

(The contact details on this page were last updated on 25 April 2013)

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  2. The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  3. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  4. The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  5. The Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
  6. The Registrar of the Supreme Court
  7. The Solicitor General

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Conway Business Centre Waterfront
Castries
Saint Lucia, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (758) 468-4501
+1 (758) 468-4502
Fax: +1 (758) 452-7427
E-mail: foreign@candw.lc
General website: -

Address: Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
2nd Floor
Financial Centre
Bridge Street
Castries
Saint Lucia, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (758) 468-5520
Fax: +1 (758) 451-9231
E-mail: minfin@gosl.gov.lc
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

  1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. The Registrar, High Court
  3. The Senior Crown Counsel, Ministry of Legal Affairs
  4. The Executive Director, International Financial Services Authority
  5. The Deputy Director, International Financial Services Authority
  6. The Manager, Administration, International Financial Services Authority

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade:
Mrs Patricia Martin
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade
3rd Floor Administrative Building
Bay Street
KINGSTOWN
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Telephone: +1 784 456 2060
Fax: +1 784 456 2610
E-mail: svgforeign@caribsurf.com
General website: -

Address: High Court:
Ms Colleen Mc Donald
Registrar
High Court
KINGSTOWN
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Telephone: +1 784 451 2945
Fax: +1 784 457 1888
E-mail: svgregistry@vincysurf.com
General website: -

Address: Ministry of Legal Affairs:
Mr Camillo Gonsalves
Senior Crown Counsel
Ministry of Legal Affairs
3rd Floor, New Methodist Church Building
Grandby Street
KINGSTOWN
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Telephone: +1 784 456 1762
Fax: +1 784 457 2848
E-mail: Att.gen.Chambers@caribsurf.com
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

(The contact details of these authorities were last updated on 6 December 2011)

Samoa

Samoa - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies) as per 13 February 2007 (click here for the former Competent Authority details)

The Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade*)

 

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
PO Box L1859
Apia, SAMOA
Telephone: +685 21171 / 25313
Fax: +685 21 504
E-mail: mfa@mfat.gov.ws
General website: http://www.govt.ws

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

*) In the absence of the Chief Executive Officer, the Acting Chief Executive Officer will sign the certificate.

San Marino

San Marino - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

[for previous information, please click here] 

Designated Competent Authorities (as per 16 March 2010):

The Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri)
 

Contact details:

Address: The Minister of Foreign Affairs
Passports and Legalizations Office
Palazzo Begni
Contrada Omerelli
47890 San Marino
Repubblica di San Marino
Telephone: +378 (0549) 882 209
+378 (0549) 885 378
Fax: +378 (0549) 992 018
+378 (0549) 882 700
E-mail: dipartimentoaffariesteri@pa.sm
General website: http://www.esteri.sm/

Practical Information:

Price: The price varies from € 1 to € 2.
Useful Links: -

(This page was last updated on 22 August 2011)

Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe - Competent Authorities

(Translation)
The Minister's Office and the Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities are the competent authorities for the purposes of the Convention.
The contact details of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities are as follows:
Avenida Amilcar Cabral
CP 201
São Tomé
São Tomé e Principe
Telephone: +239 222309/224841
Fax: +239 223237

 

Seychelles

Seychelles - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1 the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her;
2 the Attorney General, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her;
3 the Secretary to the Cabinet;
4 the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P. O. Box 656
'Maison Quéau de Quinssy'
Mont Fleuri
Mahé
Republic of Seychelles
Telephone: +248 83 500
Fax: +248 22 48 45
E-mail: mfapesey@seychelles.net
General website: -

Address: Attorney General
Department of Legal Affairs
Attorney General’s Chambers
P.O.Box 58
National House
Victoria, Mahé
Republic of Seychelles
Telephone: +248 383000
Fax: +248 225063
E-mail: agdepart@Seychelles.net
agoffice@seychelles.net
General website: -

Address: Secretary to the Cabinet
State House
PO Box 55
Victoria
Republic of Seychelles
Telephone: +248 224028
Fax: +248 224626
E-mail: shambern@seychelles.net
General website: -

Address: Registrar of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court
PO Box 157
Victoria
Republic of Seychelles
Telephone: +248 224224
Fax: +248 224197
E-mail: -
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Swaziland

Swaziland - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
PO Box 518
MBABANE
Swaziland
Telephone: 268 24042661
Fax: +268 404 2669
E-mail: melusim2001@yahoo.com
General website: -
Contact person: Melusi Masuku
(language of communication: English)

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 (This page was last updated on 28 August 2012)

Tonga

Tonga - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

(please click here for previous information) 

Designated Competent Authority (as per 15 November 2010):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration & Citizenship, including certain Diplomatic Missions of the Government of Tonga

Contact details:

Address:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration & Citizenship
P.O. Box 821
4th Floor NRBT
Salote Road, Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
The Secretary for Foreign Affairs & Principal Immigration Officer (Mr Viliami Va'inga Tone)

Telephone: +676 23 600
Fax: +676 23 360
E-mail: mahe.uliuli@gmail.com
General website: -

High Commission of the Kingdom of Tonga (UK)
36 Molyneux Street
London W1H 5BQ
United Kingdom
Ph: (004420) 7724-5828
Fax: (004420) 7723-9074
Email: office@tongahighcom.co.uk
The Tongan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom: (H.E. Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa)

Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations
250 East 51st Street
New York
NY 10022
USA
Ph: (001917)369-1025
Fax: (001917)369-1024
The Tongan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America: (H.E. Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau-Tupou)

Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga to the People's Republic of China
1-2-11 Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Compound
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China
Ph: (008610)6532-7203
Fax: (008610)6532-7204
The Tongan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People's Republic of China: (H.E. Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua)

High Commission of the Kingdom of Tonga to New Zealand
Tonga High Commission
41 Bay Street
Petone, Lower Hutt 5012
Wellington
New Zealand
Ph# (00644)566-3884
Fax# (00644)566-3887
Email: thc.wellington@gmail.com
The Tongan High Commissioner to New Zealand: (H.E. Siaosi Taimani 'Aho)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United States of America
360 Post St
Suite 604
San Francisco 94108
USA
Ph: (001415)816 9132
Fax: (001415)781 3964
The Tongan Consul General to the United States of America: (the post is currently being held by Acting appointee, Mrs Lu'isa Leveni)

Consular Agency of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United States of America
738 Kaheka St
Suite 306B
Honolulu
Hawaii 96814
USA
Ph: (001808) 953 2449
Fax: (001808) 955 1447
The Tongan Consular Agent to the State of Hawaii, USA: (Ms Annie Kaneshiro)

Honorary Consulate General of the Kingdom of Tonga to Australia
Level 6, 73 Walker St
(P.O. Box 238)
North Sydney NSW 2020
Australia
Ph: (00612) 9936 2028
Fax: (00612) 9936 2098
The Tongan Honorary Consul to Australia (Ms Louise Raedler-Waterhouse)

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. the Registrar General (in Port of Spain)
2. the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
3. the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Enterprise Development, Foreign Affairs and Tourism

Each Competent Authority may delegate his function to a deputy or deputies as circumstances warrant.

Contact details:

Address:

The Registrar General
Registration House
Huggins Building
South Quay
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: +1 (868) 625-9971
+1 (868) 623-7163
Fax: +1 (868) 625-9803
E-mail: mlalr@tstt.net.tt
General website: -

Address: The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education
Alexandra Street
St Clair
Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: +1 (868) 622-2181
Fax: +1 (868) 622-4892
E-mail: mined@tstt.net.tt
General website: -

Address: the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Enterprise Development, Foreign Affairs and Tourism
Knowsley Building
1 Queen’s Park West
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: +1 (868) 623-4116
+1 (868) 623-4120
Fax: +1 (868) 624-4220
E-mail: press@foreign.gov.tt
General website: -

Practical Information:

Price: [no information available]
Useful Links: -

 

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

For the purposes of the Article 6 of the Convention, the following authorities are designated to issue the Certificate (Apostille), referred to in the Article 3 of the Convention:

Vanuatu

Vanuatu - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies): 

1. The Department of Foreign Affairs;
2. The Vanuatu Financial Services Commission for public documents falling under its jurisdiction

Contact details:

Address:

Vanuatu Financial Services Commission
Financial Services Centre
Bouganville Street
PMB No. 9023
Port Vila
Republic of Vanuatu

Telephone: +678 22247
Fax: +678 22242
Contact person: Mr George Andrews
Commissioner
Main language of communication: English (others: French)
E-mail: gandrews@vfsc.com.vu
General website: http://www.vfsc.vu/

Practical Information:

Price: Single sided page document US$50; Double sided page document US$100; and per copy certificate US$25 (Apostille of identical document/same issuing authority)
Useful links: -

(This page was last updated on 4 November 2008)