Australia launches a Category 2 e-Register

On 14 December 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia 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). The e-Register is available...

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Austria begins issuing e-Apostilles

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....

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Australia accedes to Hague Service Convention

On 15 March 2010, Australia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. The accession was announced in a press release by the Australian Attorney-General on 18 March 2010. ...

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1996 Convention signed by 14 EU Member States and Australia

On 1 April 2003, 14 European Union Member States, Australia and Switzerland signed the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. The Netherlands had already signed the Convention in 1997. The ceremony took place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in...

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