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

Entry into force: 24-I-1965


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Last update: 5-IX-2016
Number of Contracting States to this Convention: 112

Members of the Organisation

States S 1 R/A/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N7
Albania 3-IX-2003 A** 9-V-2004 1
Andorra 15-IV-1996 A 31-XII-1996 1
Argentina 8-V-1987 A 18-II-1988 1 D 13
Armenia 19-XI-1993 A 14-VIII-1994 1
Australia 11-VII-1994 A 16-III-1995 1 D 13
Austria 5-X-1961 14-XI-1967 R 13-I-1968 1
Azerbaijan 13-V-2004 A** 2-III-2005 1
Belarus 16-VI-1992 Su 31-V-1992 1
Belgium 10-III-1970 11-XII-1975 R 9-II-1976 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23-VIII-1993 Su 6-III-1992 1 D
Brazil 2-XII-2015 A 14-VIII-2016 1 D 13
Bulgaria 1-VIII-2000 A 29-IV-2001 1
Chile 16-XII-2015 A 30-VIII-2016 1
China, People's Republic of C 2 D,N
Costa Rica 6-IV-2011 A 14-XII-2011 1
Croatia 23-IV-1993 Su 8-X-1991 1
Cyprus 26-VII-1972 A 30-IV-1973 1
Czech Republic 23-VI-1998 A 16-III-1999 1
Denmark 20-X-2006 30-X-2006 R 29-XII-2006 1 D
Ecuador 2-VII-2004 A 2-IV-2005 1 D
Estonia 11-XII-2000 A 30-IX-2001 1
Finland 13-III-1962 27-VI-1985 R 26-VIII-1985 1
France 9-X-1961 25-XI-1964 R 24-I-1965 1 D
Georgia 21-VIII-2006 A 14-V-2007 1 D
Germany 5-X-1961 15-XII-1965 R 13-II-1966 1 N
Greece 5-X-1961 19-III-1985 R 18-V-1985 1
Hungary 18-IV-1972 A 18-I-1973 1 D 13
Iceland 7-IX-2004 28-IX-2004 R 27-XI-2004 1
India 26-X-2004 A** 14-VII-2005 1
Ireland 29-X-1996 8-I-1999 R 9-III-1999 1
Israel 11-XI-1977 A 14-VIII-1978 1
Italy 15-XII-1961 13-XII-1977 R 11-II-1978 1
Japan 12-III-1970 28-V-1970 R 27-VII-1970 1
Korea, Republic of 25-X-2006 A 14-VII-2007 1
Latvia 11-V-1995 A 30-I-1996 1
Lithuania 5-XI-1996 A 19-VII-1997 1
Luxembourg 5-X-1961 4-IV-1979 R 3-VI-1979 1
Malta 12-VI-1967 A 3-III-1968 1
Mauritius 20-XII-1968 Su 12-III-1968 1
Mexico 1-XII-1994 A 14-VIII-1995 1
Monaco 24-IV-2002 A 31-XII-2002 1
Montenegro 30-I-2007 Su 3-VI-2006 1
Morocco 27-XI-2015 A** 14-VIII-2016 1
Netherlands 30-XI-1962 9-VIII-1965 R 8-X-1965 4 1 D
New Zealand 7-II-2001 A 22-XI-2001 1 D 13
Norway 30-V-1983 30-V-1983 R 29-VII-1983 1
Panama 30-X-1990 A 4-VIII-1991 1
Paraguay 10-XII-2013 A** 30-VIII-2014 1
Peru 13-I-2010 A** 30-IX-2010 1
Poland 19-XI-2004 A 14-VIII-2005 1
Portugal 20-VIII-1965 6-XII-1968 R 4-II-1969 1 D 13
Republic of Moldova 19-VI-2006 A** 16-III-2007 1
Romania 7-VI-2000 A 16-III-2001 1
Russian Federation 4-IX-1991 Su 31-V-1992 1 N 15
Serbia 26-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992 1 D
Slovakia 6-VI-2001 A 18-II-2002 1
Slovenia 8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991 1
South Africa 3-VIII-1994 A 30-IV-1995 1
Spain 21-X-1976 27-VII-1978 R 25-IX-1978 1 D
Suriname 29-X-1976 Su 25-XI-1975 1
Sweden 2-III-1999 2-III-1999 R 1-V-1999 1
Switzerland 5-X-1961 10-I-1973 R 11-III-1973 1
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991 1
Turkey 8-V-1962 31-VII-1985 R 29-IX-1985 1
Ukraine 2-IV-2003 A 22-XII-2003 1 D
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 19-X-1961 21-VIII-1964 R 24-I-1965 13 1 D 13
United States of America 24-XII-1980 A 15-X-1981 1 D
Uruguay 9-II-2012 A 14-X-2012 1
Venezuela 1-VII-1998 A 16-III-1999 1

Non-Member States of the Organisation

States S 1 R/A/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N7
Antigua and Barbuda 1-V-1985 Su 1-XI-1981 1
Bahamas 30-IV-1976 Su 10-VII-1973 1
Bahrain 10-IV-2013 A 31-XII-2013 1 D 7
Barbados 11-VIII-1995 Su 30-XI-1966 1
Belize 17-VII-1992 A 11-IV-1993 1
Botswana 16-IX-1968 Su 30-IX-1966 1
Brunei Darussalam 23-II-1987 A 3-XII-1987 1
Burundi 10-VI-2014 A** 13-II-2015 1
Cape Verde 7-V-2009 A 13-II-2010 1
Colombia 27-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1 D
Cook Islands 13-VII-2004 A 30-IV-2005 1
Dominica 22-X-2002 Su 3-XI-1978 1
Dominican Republic 12-XII-2008 A** 30-VIII-2009 1
El Salvador 14-IX-1995 A 31-V-1996 1
Fiji 29-III-1971 Su 10-X-1970 1
Grenada 17-VII-2001 A 7-IV-2002 1
Honduras 20-I-2004 A 30-IX-2004 1
Kazakhstan 5-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1 D
Kosovo 6-XI-2015 A** 14-VII-2016 1
Kyrgyzstan 15-XI-2010 A** 31-VII-2011 1
Lesotho 24-IV-1972 Su 4-X-1966 1
Liberia 24-V-1995 A** 8-II-1996 1
Liechtenstein 18-IV-1962 19-VII-1972 R 17-IX-1972 1
Malawi 24-II-1967 A 2-XII-1967 1
Marshall Islands 18-XI-1991 A 14-VIII-1992 1
Mongolia 2-IV-2009 A** 31-XII-2009 1
Namibia 25-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001 1
Nicaragua 7-IX-2012 A 14-V-2013 1
Niue 10-VI-1998 A 2-III-1999 1
Oman 12-V-2011 A 30-I-2012 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis 26-II-1994 A 14-XII-1994 1
Saint Lucia 5-XII-2001 A 31-VII-2002 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2-V-2002 Su 27-X-1979 1
Samoa 18-I-1999 A 13-IX-1999 1
San Marino 26-V-1994 A 13-II-1995 1
Sao Tome and Principe 19-XII-2007 A 13-IX-2008 1
Seychelles 9-VI-1978 A 31-III-1979 1
Swaziland 3-VII-1978 Su 6-IX-1968 1
Tajikistan 20-II-2015 A** 31-X-2015 1
Tonga 28-X-1971 Su 4-VI-1970 1 D
Trinidad and Tobago 28-X-1999 A 14-VII-2000 1
Uzbekistan 25-VII-2011 A** 15-IV-2012 1
Vanuatu 1-VIII-2008 Su 30-VII-1980 1

1) S = Signature
2) R/A/Su = Ratification, Accession or Succession
3) Type = R: Ratification;

A: Accession;
A*: Accession giving rise to an acceptance procedure; click on A* for details of acceptances of the accession;
C: Continuation;
Su: Succession;
Den: denunciation;
4) EIF = Entry into force
5) EXT = Extensions of application
6) Authorities per Convention = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N = Reservations, declarations or notifications