Questions relating to the Apostille Convention


How to get an Apostille?

Apostilles may only be issued by a Competent Authority designated by the State on whose territory the public document has been executed. The Permanent Bureau (Secretariat) of the Hague Conference does not issue Apostilles. The following link provides the list of Competent Authorities designated by each Contracting State, the contact details of Competent Authorities and other practical information (see also the "Outline of the Convention"):

Other related questions:

The Apostille Convention only applies if both the State in whose territory the public document was executed (the "State of execution") and the State in whose territory the public document is to be produced (the "State of destination") are State Parties (i.e., Contracting States for which the Convention is actually in force). To find out which States are Contracting States, check the "Updated list of Contracting States" (status table).