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 (Part II is also available in Russian).
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.
| Text of the Convention
| Updated list of Contracting States
How to read the status table
|How to get an Apostille|| Competent Authorities
(contact details, practical information)