Brazil and the Apostille Convention
On 14 August 2016, upon the entry into force of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) for the Federal Republic of Brazil, the National Council of Justice of Brazil also launched a Category 2 e-Register as part of the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) under the Apostille Convention. The e-Register permits verification of Brazilian Apostilles either by scanning the quick response (QR) Code of the individual Apostille or entering the alphanumeric code displayed on the Apostille at the following link:<here>.
The Permanent Bureau would like to congratulate the Government of Brazil on this excellent initiative. To date, there are over 200 Competent Authorities in 28 States operating one or both of components of the e-APP, demonstrating the ever-increasing support for the program.
For more information, see the Categories of e-Registers, the List of Operational e-Registers, and the Implementation Chart of the e-APP.