APEC’s Economic Committee endorses wider participation in the Apostille Convention

Following the successful outcome of the APEC Workshop on a Simplified Authentication Process for Production of Public Documents Abroad through the use of the Hague Apostille Convention, held in Medan, Indonesia, on 28-29 June 2013, which was attended by Deputy Secretary General Christophe Bernasconi and the Representative of the Hague Conference Asia Pacific Regional Office, Anselmo Reyes, the...

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Bahrain joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On Wednesday 10 April 2013, the Kingdom of Bahrain deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). This Convention, which now has 105 Contracting States, will enter into force for Bahrain on 31 December 2013. ...

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Over 160 Experts from 75 States and International Organisations attend meeting on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention

From 6 to 9 November 2012, over 160 experts from 75 States and international organisations all over the world participated in the third meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The Apostille Convention is the most widely ratified Hague Convention to date,...

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Nicaragua joins the Apostille Convention

On Friday 7 September 2012, Nicaragua deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents and thus became the 104th Contracting State. The Convention will enter into force for Nicaragua on 14 May 2013. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the...

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Uruguay joins the Hague Apostille Convention

On Thursday 9 February 2012, Uruguay deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents and thus became the 103rd Contracting State. The Convention will enter into force for Uruguay on 14 October 2012. At the ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the...

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The Fourth Asia Pacific Conference of the Hague Conference, Manila

From 26 to 28 October 2011, over 230 delegates and participants from Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu and Vietnam, together with observers from  Iraq, United...

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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project

"PARIS EVENT" Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project Paris (France) - 4-5 October 2011 Almost 100 government representatives, notaries, judicial officers (huissiers), dignitaries and other subject-matter experts from 29 countries and international organisations gathered in Paris, France to commemorate the 50th...

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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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