Apostille Convention enters into force for Canada

Today, 11 January 2024, the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (1961 Apostille Convention) entered into force for Canada, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 12 May 2023.

The 1961 Apostille Convention currently has 126 Contracting Parties. More information on this Convention is available on the Apostille Section of the HCCH website.

Canada has been a Member of the HCCH since 1968 and is a Contracting Party to six HCCH Conventions.