Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project

PRESS RELEASE Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project: Spain issues its first e-Apostilles and starts operating a central e-Register using state-of-the-art e-APP technology This week Spain issued and registered its first e-Apostilles using state-of-the-art technology developed under the e-APP (electronic Apostille Pilot Program) for Europe project, thus becoming the...

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Oman joins the Apostille Convention as 101st Contracting State

On Thursday 12 May 2011, the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Mr Sayyid Mohammed Harib 'Abdallah Al-Said, deposited Oman's instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents ("Apostille Convention"). As a result, Oman has become the 101st Contracting State to the Apostille Convention. In a short ceremony at...

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Several States join Hague Conventions during Council on general affairs and policy

PRESS RELEASE During the Hague Conference on Private International Law's annual meeting of its Council on General Affairs and Policy (5-7 April 2011), the European Union, Norway, Andorra and Costa Rica will each join one or more of the Hague Conventions. On behalf of the European Union, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice & Public Administration, H.E. Dr. Tibor...

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e-APP for Europe Project - first regional meeting to take place in Helsinki, Finland

e-APP FOR EUROPE PROJECT FIRST REGIONAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE IN HELSINKI, FINLAND Project funded by the European Union The first regional meeting of the e-APP for Europe Project, hosted by the Ministry of Justice of Finland, will be held in Helsinki (Finland) on Monday 14 February 2011 (as a one-day event). For more information on the e-APP (electronic Apostille Pilot Program) please see the...

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European Union supports the e-Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP)

 Download this announcement in PDF EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORTS THE E-APOSTILLE PILOT PROGRAM (E-APP) The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is very pleased to announce that the European Union has accorded substantial financial support to the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP). This support will allow for the further development,...

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Another milestone for the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP)

Another milestone for the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP): New Zealand launches its e-Register of Apostilles and becomes the first jurisdiction to have completed a comprehensive implementation of both components of the e-APP Today the Authentication Unit of the Department of Internal Affairs (Te Tari Taiwhenua) of New Zealand officially launched its e-Register of Apostilles....

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e-APP: Mexico Launches State-of-the-art e-Register of Apostilles

[español]  Mexico joins the growing list of jurisdictions that have implemented at least one of the components of the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP). The Secretaría de Gobernación (the equivalent of the Ministry of the Interior), which is the Competent Authority at the federal level and which issues Apostilles for all public documents executed by the...

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Revamped Apostille Section

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to launch a revised and improved version of the popular Apostille Section of the Hague Conference website. The centrepiece of the revamped Section is the electronic version of the “ABCs of Apostilles” – a new brochure that provides basic information about the Apostille Convention and which will assist the millions of users of the Apostille...

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Peru joins Hague Apostille Convention

On Wednesday 13 January 2010, Peru deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, bringing the total number of Contracting States to 98. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, the Embassy of Peru was represented by H.E. Ambassador Allan Wagner and...

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