What is the The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention”)?

The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention”) is the most widely accepted and applied of all the international treaties concluded under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. With the aim of facilitating the worldwide circulation of public documents, the Apostille Convention is finding new life in an age of unprecedented global inter connectivity, in which international trade and investment, as well as the cross-border movement of people, find support in the mutual recognition given by States to these documents.

 

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