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The Permanent Bureau has produced a series of three publications on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention.

The ABCs of Apostilles is a brochure that is primarily addressed to users of Apostilles with short answers to frequently asked questions, including when, where and how Apostilles are issued and what their effects are. Download here.

How to Join and Implement the Hague Apostille Convention is a brief guide that is designed to assist authorities in new and potential Contracting States in implementing the Convention. Download here.

The Apostille Handbook is a comprehensive reference tool that is designed to assist Competent Authorities in performing their functions under the Apostille Convention, as well as address issues that arise in the contemporary operation of the Convention. Download here.

To order hard copies of these publications, please use the order form (DOC or PDF).


 Text of the Convention
    Translations
 Updated list of Contracting States
    (status table)
    How to read the status table
 How to get an Apostille  Competent Authorities 
  
(contact details, practical information)


 Model Apostille Certificate

 Explanatory documents

 Special Commissions

 Questionnaires & Responses

 e-APP (electronic Apostille Program)

  

News & Events

 Bibliography on the Apostille Convention (in general)