States that accept the official apostille certificate
The Hague Convention of Jan 1965 decreed that some documents used in foreign states would no longer require further legalisation provided that they had an Apostille certificate attached. Some countries, however, will still require further legalisation such as China and India amongst others.
Article 1 entitled ‘Apostilles – a brief guide’ dealt with: The need for an Apostille Certificate, the information contained on an Apostille Certificate, and why some countries do not accept them.
Apostille Certificates are accepted by the following states at the time of publishing.
Countries not listed below may still accept an Apostille but often require further legalisation.
Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Austria Australia Azerbaijan
Bahamas Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Bosnia Botswana Brunei Bulgaria
China Colombia Cook Islands Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Dominica Dominican Republic
Ecuador El Salvador Estonia
Fiji Finland France
Georgia Germany Greece Grenada
Honduras Hong Kong Hungary
Iceland India Ireland Israel Italy
Latvia Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Malawi Macedonia Malta Marshall Islands Mauritius Mexico Monaco Moldova Mongolia Montenegro
Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Norway
Panama Poland Portugal
Romania Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Serbia Seychelles Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Swaziland Sweden Switzerland
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Turkey
Ukraine United Kingdom USA
For further information on any aspect of the Apostille process, please contact MD Pryke Notary Public on 0207 636 4422. Apostille Certificates form a central part of our London Notary service and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.