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Hague Apostille Convention

The Hague Apostille Convention, officially known as the Apostille Convention, is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.

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Key Features

  1. Streamlines Authentication: Eliminates the need for multiple certifications.

  2. Global Recognition: Accepted by all member countries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What countries are members of the Hague Apostille Convention?

A total of 118 countries are part of the Convention as of 2021. You can check the current list on the Hague Conference website.

How does the Convention simplify document authentication?

It replaces the traditional chain of authentication with a single, globally recognized certification— the Apostille.

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