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

Entry into force: 24-I-1965


Explanatory documents

Author Title Year of publication
Apostille Handbook 2013
Information Note - Issuing and Accepting Apostilles 2011
How to join and implement the Hague Apostille Convention - Brief Implementation Guide 2011
The ABCs of Apostilles 2010
Outline of the 1961 Apostille Convention 2009

Questions relating to the Apostille Convention:

  • How to get an Apostille?
  • What is the difference between Member, State Party and Contracting State?
  • Which documents may be apostillised?
Explanatory Report 1961