New Zealand ratifies Child Support Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 23 July 2021, New Zealand deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). With the ratification of New Zealand, 42 states and the European Union are bound by the Child Support Convention. It will enter into...

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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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New Zealand issues first e-Apostille

On 13 May 2009, the Authentication Unit of the Department of Internal Affairs (Te Tari Taiwhenua) of New Zealand issued its first e-Apostille. This e-Apostille, issued in full conformity with the model suggested under the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP), is the first to be issued in the Asia-Pacific region. The Authentication Unit issued another e-Apostille on 14 May 2009. In both...

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New Zealand accepts Hague Conference Statute

By Note dated 5 February 2002, the Embassy of New Zealand at The Hague informed the depositary of the Hague Conventions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, that it had accepted the Hague Conference Statute. New Zealand is the fifty-eighth State to join the Hague Conference on private international law, and is already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, child...

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