The Apostille Convention enters into force for Guatemala

On 18 September 2017, the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for Guatemala. Guatemala had acceded to the Apostille Convention on 19 January 2017. No objections were raised to its accession.

While not a Member State of the Hague Conference, Guatemala is a Contracting Party to three Hague Conventions, the other two being the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.