Estonia implements the e-APP
On 1 December 2017, the Chamber of Notaries of Estonia began issuing e-Apostilles and launched a Category 2 e-Register, as part of the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) under the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). Users can now apply for both e-Apostilles and paper Apostilles via the new website, available at:
< https://www.notar.ee/apostill >, in addition to checking the validity of Apostilles issued in the e-Register.
With this step, Estonia becomes the 10th State in which both components of the e-APP have been implemented. The Permanent Bureau would like to congratulate Estonia on this fantastic initiative. To date, there are over 200 Competent Authorities in 32 Contracting Parties operating one or both of components of the e-APP, demonstrating the ever-increasing support for the program.
For more information, see the Categories of e-Registers, the List of Operational e-Registers, and the Implementation Chart of the e-APP.