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Since October 15, 1981, the United States has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Only).

The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention.

Documents destined for use in participating countries and their territories should be certified by one of the officials in the jurisdiction in which the document has been executed.

Said official must have been designated as competent to issue certifications by "Apostille" (usually in the office of the State Secretary of State of his/her counterpart) as provided for by the 1961 Hague Convention.

With this certification by the Hague Convention Apostille, the document is entitled to recognition in the country of intended use, and no certification by the U.S. Department of State, Authentications Office or legalization by the embassy or consulate is required.

Documents requiring certifications with an apostille by the U.S. Department of State are those that have been signed by a federal official with the official Seal of that agency, American Consular Officer, Military Notary (10 USC 1044a) or Foreign Consul (Diplomat Officials must be registered with the Office of Protocol).

Participating countries of the Hague Convention

Albania Estonia New Zealand
Andorra Finland Norway
Armenia France Panama
Australia Georgia Paraguay
Austria Germany Peru
Azerbaijan Greece Philippines
Belarus Guatemala Poland
Belgium Guinea Portugal
Belize Hungary Romania
Bolivia Iceland San Marino
Brazil India Seychelles
Bulgaria Israel Slovakia
Burkina Faso Italy Slovenia
Burundi Kenya South Africa
Cambodia Latvia Spain
Canada Liechtenstein Sri Lanka
Cape Verde Lithuania Sweden
Chile Luxembourg Switzerland
China (and Hong Kong) Macedonia Thailand
Colombia Madagascar Togo
Costa Rica Malta Turkey
Cuba Mali United Kingdom
Cyprus Mauritius Uruguay
Czech Republic Mexico Venezuela
Denmark Moldova 
Dominican Republic Monaco 
Ecuador Mongolia 
El Salvador Netherlands

Non-participating countries of the Hague Convention
Afghanistan Canada Ghana Lebanon Niger Singapore Uruguay
Algeria Chad Guatemala Liberia Nigeria Sri Lanka Uzbekistan
Angola Chile Guinea Libya Oman Sudan Vietnam
Bahrain China Haiti Macedonia Pakistan Syria Yemen
Bangladesh Congo Republic Indonesia Madagascar Palestine Taiwan Zambia
Benin Congo Democratic Iran Malaysia Paraguay Tajikistan Zimbabwe
Bolivia Costa Rica Iraq Mali Peru Tanzania  
Brazil Cote d'Ivoire Jamaica Mauritania Philippines Togo  
Burkina Faso Cuba Jordan Morocco Qatar Thailand  
Burma Denmark Kenya Mozambique Rwanda Tunisia  
Burundi Egypt Kuwait Myanmar Saudi Arabia Turkmenistan  
Cambodia Eritrea Kyrgyz Stan Nepal Senegal UAE  
Cameroon Ethiopia Laos Nicaragua Sierra Leone Uganda

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