FACT:   An Apostille is an OFFICIAL and legal method of avoiding, minimising or completely eliminating local and government bureaucracies for practically ANY document.   What kind of documents can be submitted for an Apostille?

Why Apostille with us?

Company History

Our clients are not just individuals who need to side-step "red tape" and silly bureaucracies. We also provide our services to banks, brokerages, law firms, immigration attorneys, schools, colleges and universities and international companies.

Apostille.com is a division of Apollo Services Group.  Our company has been involved in international documentation since 1989 and we have a great deal of experience with clients worldwide. 

Mission

To create an easy straight-forward method for clients to order Apostille services in record time at reasonable rates.  This includes Apostille documentation for marriage certificates, diplomas, college and university diplomas, international business contracts, loans, stocks and shares, agreements. 

Practically any document

Practically any document you can think of, we can Apostille.  We can arrange notarization of your identity for presentation to banks, an Apostille is the most recognized method of proving your identity if you are opening an account by post. The most efficient hassle-free way of getting foreign governments to respect the legitimacy of a marriage contract is by applying for our notarization and Apostille service.  An Apostille is an OFFICIAL and legal method of avoiding, minimizing or completely eliminating local bureaucracies. Visit our homepage

Fastest Service

We offer the fastest way to get an Official Apostille on your documents.

This means that all the countries listed in the "A List" are legally required to recognize your Apostilled Document as genuine without argument.   Our clients agree with us, we believe our service to be the fastest and most professional available.

In which Countries is the Apostille accepted?

The following States are full Members of the Hague Conference and have have ratified, or declared themselves bound by the Article 12 of the Convention. This means that any Apostilled document is automatically regarded as legal for use without any further requirements in any other member country.

The Apostille is guaranteed to be accepted by law.

The dates of ratification, acceptance or approval and the dates of entry into force are listed below for each country.

 

  Accession: Entry into force: Expiry date under Article 12:*
Andorra 15 April 1996 31 December 1996 1 November 1996
Argentina 8 May 1987 18 February 1988 20 December 1987
Armenia 19 November 1993 14 August 1994 15 June 1994
Australia 11 July 1994 16 March 1995 15 January 1995
Belize 17 July 1992 11 April 1993 10 February 1993
Brunei Darussalam 23 February 1987 3 December 1987 4 October 1987
Bulgaria 1 August 2000 29 April 2001 28 February 2001
Colombia 27 April 2000 30 January 2001 1 December 2000
Cyprus 26 July 1972 30 April 1973 1 March 1973
Czech Republic 23 June 1998 16 March 1999 15 January 1999
El Salvador 14 September 1995 31 May 1996 1 April 1996
Estonia 11 December 2000 30 September 2001 1 August 2001
Hungary 18 April 1972 18 January 1973 19 November 1972
Israel 11 November 1977 14 August 1978 15 June 1978
Kazakhstan 5 April 2000 30 January 2001 1 December 2000
Latvia 11 May 1995 30 January 1996 1 December 1995
Liberia 24 May 1995 8 February 1996 10 December 1995 **
Lithuania 5 November 1996 19 July 1997 20 May 1997
Malawi 24 February 1967 2 December 1967 3 October 1967
Malta 12 June 1967 3 March 1968 3 January 1968
Marshall Islands 18 November 1991 14 August 1992 15 June 1992
Mexico 11 December 1994 14 August 1995 15 June 1995
Monaco 24 April 2002 31 December 2002 1 November 2002
Namibia 25 April 2000 30 January 2001 1 December 2000
New Zealand 7 February 2001 22 November 2001 23 September 2001
Niue 10 June 1998 2 March 1999 1 January 1999
Panama 30 October 1990 4 August 1991 5 June 1991
Romania 7 June 2000 16 March 2001 15 January 2001
Russian Federation 4 September 1991 31 May 1992 1 April 1992
Saint Kitts and Nevis 26 February 1994 14 December 1994 15 October 1994
Saint Lucia 5 December 2001 31 July 2002 1 June 2002
Samoa 18 January 1999 13 September 1999 15 July 1999
San Marino 26 May 1994 13 February 1995 15 December 1994
Seychelles 9 June 1978 31 March 1979 30 January 1979
Slovakia 6 June 2001 18 February 2002 20 December 2001
South Africa 3 August 1994 30 April 1995 1 March 1995
Trinidad and Tobago 28 October 1999 14 July 2000 15 May 2000
Ukraine 2 April 2003 22 December 2003 23 October 2003
United States of America 24 December 1980 15 October 1981 16 August 1981
Venezuela 1 July 1998 16 March 1999 15 January 1999

The following States although they are not full Members of the Hague Conference and have have neverthe less ratified, or declared themselves bound by the Article 12 of the Convention. This means that any Apostilled document is automatically regarded as legal for use without any further requirements in any other member country.

The Apostille is guaranteed to be accepted by law.

The dates of ratification, acceptance or approval and the dates of entry into force are listed below for each country.

  Ratification, acceptance or approval: Entry into force:
Antigua and Barbuda 1 May 1985
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
1 November 1981
Austria 14 November 1967 13 January 1968
Bahamas 30 April 1976
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
10 July 1973
Barbados 30 August 1995
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
30 November 1966
Belgium 11 December 1975 9 February 1976
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 August 1993
(declaration of succession)
24 January 1965
Botswana 16 September 1968
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
30 September 1966
China, Hong Kong SAR 1 July 1997
(date on which the United Kingdom restored Hong Kong to the P.R. of China)
25 April 1965
China, Macau SAR 20 December 1999
(date on which Portugal restored Macau to the P.R. of China)
4 February 1969
Croatia 5 April 1993
(declaration of succession)
24 January 1965
Dominica 22 October 2002
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
3 November 1978
Fiji 29 March 1971
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
10 October 1970
Finland 27 June 1985 26 August 1985
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 20 September 1993
(declaration of succession)
24 January 1965
France 25 November 1964 24 January 1965
Germany 15 December 1965 13 February 1966
Greece 19 March 1985 18 May 1985
Grenada 17 July 2001
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
7 February 1974
Ireland 8 January 1999 9 March 1999
Italy 13 December 1977 11 February 1978
Japan 28 May 1970 27 July 1970
Lesotho 24 April 1972
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
4 October 1966
Liechtenstein 19 July 1972 17 September 1972
Luxembourg 4 April 1979 3 June 1979
Mauritius 20 December 1968
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
12 March 1968
Netherlands 9 August 1965 8 October 1965
Norway 30 May 1983 29 July 1983
Portugal 6 December 1968 4 February 1969
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 May 2002
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
27 October 1979
Serbia and Montenegro 26 April 2001
(declaration of succession)
24 January 1965
Slovenia 8 June 1992
(declaration of succession)
24 January 1965
Spain 27 July 1978 25 September 1978
Suriname 29 October 1976
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
25 November 1975
Swaziland 3 July 1978
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
6 September 1968
Sweden 2 March 1999 1 May 1999
Switzerland 10 January 1973 11 March 1973
Tonga 28 October 1971
(declaration to be bound as per date of independence)
4 June 1970
Turkey 31 July 1985 29 September 1985
United Kingdom 21 August 1964 24 January 1965

* In accordance with Article 12 of the Convention, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between the acceding State and those Contracting States which have not raised an objection to its accession in the six months following the date on which the depositary gave notice of the accession. The date specified here is the expiry date of that six-month period.

** Belgium, Germany and the United States of America raised an objection to Liberia's accession.

 

 

Non-Member Countries

Our experience also shows that, in many cases, even though a country is not a signatory to The Hague Conference, the Apostille is still known, recognized and accepted as authentic on a case by case basis. This has come about because of the official governmental source of an Apostille and its inherent simplicity. We cannot however, offer any guarantees that this will be the case. Should you wish to use an Apostille in a non-member country, it is essential that you confirm beforehand whether the entity you wish to present the Apostille document to will recognize the authenticity of an Apostille.

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