Apostille Countries - Members of the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents of 1961

The following countries have all signed up to the Hague Convention and recognise the apostille certificate. When a document is presented in one of these countries with the apostille certificate attached it may be used for official purposes.

A

Albania

Andorra

Antigua

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

​​B

Bahamas

Bahrain

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burundi

C

Cape Verde

China (Hong Kong)

China (Macao)

Colombia

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

D

Denmark

Dominica

Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador

El Savador

Estonia

F

Fiji

Finland

France

G

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Grenada

​​H

Honduras

Hungary

I

Iceland

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy

​​J

Japan

​​K

Kazakhstan

Korea, Republic of - (South Korea)

Kyrgyzstan

L

Latvia

Lesotho

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

M

Macedonia (FYR of)

Malawi

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Mexico

​​Moldova (Republic of)

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

N

Namibia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niue

Norway

O

Oman

P

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Portugal

​​R

Romania

Russian Federation

​​S

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

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

T

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

​​U

Ukraine

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

​​V

Venezuela

Vanuatu

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Countries that are not included in this list may still request an apostille certificate. They may also need documents to be legalised at their 
UK based embassy or consulate.