Status table

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

Entry into force: 24-I-1965


Last update: 18-VI-2014
Number of Contracting States to this Convention: 107

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1) S = Signature
2) R/A/Su = Ratification, Accession or Succession
3) Type = R: Ratification or Approval;
A: Accession;
A*: Accession giving rise to an acceptance procedure; click on A* for details of acceptances of the accession;
C: Continuation;
Su: Succession;
Den: Denunciation;
4) EIF = Entry into force
5) Ext = Extensions of application
6) Auth = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N = Reservations, declarations or notifications

Members of the Organisation (click here for the non-Member States)

States S1 R/A/Su 2 Type 3 EIF 4 Ext 5 Auth 6 Res/D/N 7
Albania3-IX-2003 A** 9-V-2004 1
Argentina8-V-1987 A 18-II-1988 1 D13
Australia11-VII-1994 A 16-III-1995 1 D13
Austria5-X-196114-XI-1967 R 13-I-1968 1
Belarus16-VI-1992 Su 31-V-1992 1
Belgium10-III-197011-XII-1975 R 9-II-1976 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina23-VIII-1993 Su 6-III-1992 1 D
Bulgaria1-VIII-2000 A 29-IV-2001 1
China, People's Republic of C 2 D,N
Costa Rica6-IV-2011 A 14-XII-2011 1
Croatia23-IV-1993 Su 8-X-1991 1
Cyprus26-VII-1972 A 30-IV-1973 1
Czech Republic23-VI-1998 A 16-III-1999 1
Denmark20-X-200630-X-2006 R 29-XII-2006 1 D
Ecuador2-VII-2004 A 2-IV-2005 1 D
Estonia11-XII-2000 A 30-IX-2001 1
Finland13-III-196227-VI-1985 R 26-VIII-1985 1
France9-X-196125-XI-1964 R 24-I-1965 1 D
Georgia21-VIII-2006 A** 14-V-2007 1 D
Germany5-X-196115-XII-1965 R 13-II-1966 1 N
Greece5-X-196119-III-1985 R 18-V-1985 1
Hungary18-IV-1972 A 18-I-1973 1 D13
Iceland7-IX-200428-IX-2004 R 27-XI-2004 1
India26-X-2004 A** 14-VII-2005 1
Ireland29-X-19968-I-1999 R 9-III-1999 1
Israel11-XI-1977 A 14-VIII-1978 1
Italy15-XII-196113-XII-1977 R 11-II-1978 1
Japan12-III-197028-V-1970 R 27-VII-1970 1
Korea, Republic of25-X-2006 A 14-VII-2007 1
Latvia11-V-1995 A 30-I-1996 1
Lithuania5-XI-1996 A 19-VII-1997 1
Luxembourg5-X-19614-IV-1979 R 3-VI-1979 1
Malta12-VI-1967 A 3-III-1968 1
Mauritius20-XII-1968 Su 12-III-1968 1
Mexico1-XII-1994 A 14-VIII-1995 1
Monaco24-IV-2002 A 31-XII-2002 1
Montenegro30-I-2007 Su 3-VI-2006 1
Netherlands30-XI-19629-VIII-1965 R 8-X-1965 4 1 D
New Zealand7-II-2001 A 22-XI-2001 1 D13
Norway30-V-198330-V-1983 R 29-VII-1983 1
Panama30-X-1990 A 4-VIII-1991 1
Paraguay10-XII-2013 A** 30-VIII-2014 1
Peru13-I-2010 A** 30-IX-2010 1
Poland19-XI-2004 A 14-VIII-2005 1
Portugal20-VIII-19656-XII-1968 R 4-II-1969 1 D13
Romania7-VI-2000 A 16-III-2001 1
Russian Federation4-IX-1991 Su 31-V-1992 1 N15
Serbia26-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992 1 D
Slovakia6-VI-2001 A 18-II-2002 1
Slovenia8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991 1
South Africa3-VIII-1994 A 30-IV-1995 1
Spain21-X-197627-VII-1978 R 25-IX-1978 1 D
Suriname29-X-1976 Su 25-XI-1975 1
Sweden2-III-19992-III-1999 R 1-V-1999 1
Switzerland5-X-196110-I-1973 R 11-III-1973 1
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991 1
Turkey8-V-196231-VII-1985 R 29-IX-1985 1
Ukraine2-IV-2003 A 22-XII-2003 1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland19-X-196121-VIII-1964 R 24-I-1965 13 1 D13
United States of America24-XII-1980 A 15-X-1981 1 D
Uruguay9-II-2012 A 14-X-2012 1
Venezuela1-VII-1998 A 16-III-1999 1

Non-Member States of the Organisation (click here for the Members)

States S1 R/A/Su 2 Type 3 EIF 4 Ext 5 Auth 6 Res/D/N 7
Andorra15-IV-1996 A 31-XII-1996 1
Antigua and Barbuda1-V-1985 Su 1-XI-1981 1
Armenia19-XI-1993 A 14-VIII-1994 1
Azerbaijan13-V-2004 A** 2-III-2005 1
Bahamas30-IV-1976 Su 10-VII-1973 1
Bahrain10-IV-2013 A 31-XII-2013 1 D7
Barbados11-VIII-1995 Su 30-XI-1966 1
Belize17-VII-1992 A 11-IV-1993 1
Botswana16-IX-1968 Su 30-IX-1966 1
Brunei Darussalam23-II-1987 A 3-XII-1987 1
Burundi10-VI-2014 A 13-II-2015 1
Cape Verde7-V-2009 A 13-II-2010 1
Colombia27-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1 D
Cook Islands13-VII-2004 A 30-IV-2005 1
Dominica22-X-2002 Su 3-XI-1978 1
Dominican Republic12-XII-2008 A** 30-VIII-2009 1
El Salvador14-IX-1995 A 31-V-1996 1
Fiji29-III-1971 Su 10-X-1970 1
Grenada17-VII-2001 A 7-IV-2002 1
Honduras20-I-2004 A 30-IX-2004 1
Kazakhstan5-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1 D
Kyrgyzstan15-XI-2010 A** 31-VII-2011 1
Lesotho24-IV-1972 Su 4-X-1966 1
Liberia24-V-1995 A** 8-II-1996 1
Liechtenstein18-IV-196219-VII-1972 R 17-IX-1972 1
Malawi24-II-1967 A 2-XII-1967 1
Marshall Islands18-XI-1991 A 14-VIII-1992 1
Mongolia2-IV-2009 A** 31-XII-2009 1
Namibia25-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1
Nicaragua7-IX-2012 A 14-V-2013 1
Niue10-VI-1998 A 2-III-1999 1
Oman12-V-2011 A 30-I-2012 1
Republic of Moldova19-VI-2006 A** 16-III-2007 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis26-II-1994 A 14-XII-1994 1
Saint Lucia5-XII-2001 A 31-VII-2002 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2-V-2002 Su 27-X-1979 1
Samoa18-I-1999 A 13-IX-1999 1
San Marino26-V-1994 A 13-II-1995 1
Sao Tome and Principe19-XII-2007 A 13-IX-2008 1
Seychelles9-VI-1978 A 31-III-1979 1
Swaziland3-VII-1978 Su 6-IX-1968 1
Tonga28-X-1971 Su 4-VI-1970 1 D
Trinidad and Tobago28-X-1999 A 14-VII-2000 1
Uzbekistan25-VII-2011 A** 15-IV-2012 1
Vanuatu1-VIII-2008 Su 30-VII-1980 1

1) S = Signature
2) R/A/Su = Ratification, Accession or Succession
3) Type = R: Ratification or Approval;
A: Accession;
A*: Accession giving rise to an acceptance procedure; click on A* for details of acceptances of the accession;
C: Continuation;
Su: Succession;
Den: Denunciation;
4) EIF = Entry into force
5) Ext = Extensions of application
6) Auth = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N = Reservations, declarations or notifications