Countries which accept the Official Apostille Certificate (or legalised documents)



The following countries are all members of the Hague conference and have entered into force Convention 12 of 5 October 1961, abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

These countries will therefore accept legalised documents (the Apostille Certificate) in place of any further complicated legalisation.

Countries not listed will often still require an Apostille, but will then also require further legalisation via their embassy. Please contact us for guidance on this.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

  A
Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia
Australia Austria Azerbaijan
  B
Bahamas Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria
  C
China (Hong Kong) China (Macao) Colombia Cook Islands Croatia
Cyprus Czech Republic
  D
Dominica
  E
Ecuador El Salvador Estonia
  F
Fiji Finland France FYR of Macedonia
  G
Georgia Germany Greece Grenada
  H
Honduras Hungary
  I
Iceland India Ireland Israel Italy
  J
Japan
  K
Kazakhstan Korea, Republic of
  L
Latvia Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg
  M
Malawi Malta Marshall Islands Mauritius Mexico
Moldova Monaco
  N
Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Niue Norway
  O
  P
Panama Poland Portugal
  Q
  R
Romania Russian Federation
  S
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino
San Marino Serbia Seychelles Slovakia Slovenia
South Africa Spain Suriname Swaziland Sweden
Switzerland
  T
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Turkey
  U
Ukraine United Kingdom USA
  V
Venezuela
  W
  X
  Y
  Z