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What is Apostille?

Apostille is a French word which means a certification, back in 1961 there were a convention called Hague convention , since then all the countries who have participated in its agreements have an easier way in certifying documents , as others still the using the same traditional way. Certification Ways may vary depending on the embassy or council requirements.

The below are the countries grouped as Hagues and Non-Hagues countries:

Hagues convention countries are

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, & Venezuela

Non – Hagues convention countries are

Algeria, Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Madagascar, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati (Tarawa), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leona, Singapore, Solomon Island, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, & Zimbabwe