16 June 2015
On 1 June 2015,
the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs began
issuing e-Apostilles as part of the e-APP under the Hague Convention of 5
October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public
Documents (Apostille Convention). As of this date, the new Category 3
e-Register of Apostilles issued by Austria also became operational. For
practical information regarding the operation of the Apostille Convention for
Austria (including access to the e-Register) please click here. Please note that the applicant may
continue to ask for a paper Apostille to be issued.
Bureau congratulates the Government of the Republic of Austria on these
important initiatives. To date, there are more than 180 Competent Authorities
in 23 States operating one or both of components of the e-APP, demonstrating
the ever-increasing support for the program.