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Apostille Convention

TheHague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, theApostille Convention, or theApostille Treaty, is an international treaty drafted by theHague 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. A certification under the terms of the convention is called anapostille(fromLatinpost illaand thenFrench:a marginal note) orHague Apostille.[2]It is an international certification comparable to anotarisationin domestic law, and normally supplements a local notarisation of the document. If the convention applies between two countries, such an apostille is sufficient to certify a document's validity, and removes the need for double-certification, by the originating country and then by the receiving country.


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