Ukraine launches a Category 2 e-Register

On 20 November 2015, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 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 at This is the second e- Register implemented by Ukraine, the first was put in place in 2013 by the Ministry of Education and Science (click here).

The Ministry of Justice is one of the four Competent Authorities designated by Ukraine under the Apostille Convention and is in charge of issuing Apostilles for documents issued by authorities dealing with justice-related matters (incl. civil status acts and legal persons registration), as well as courts and notaries.

The Permanent Bureau would like to congratulate the Government of Ukraine on these excellent initiatives. To date, there are over 200 Competent Authorities in 25 States operating one or both of components of the e-APP, demonstrating the ever-increasing support for the program. 

For more information, see the Categories of e-Registers, the List of Operational  e-Registers, and the Implementation Chart of the e-APP.