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New Members of the Hague Convention

Posted by Courtney Leonard on Aug 16, 2016 9:25:15 AM
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Please note that effective August 14th, 2016, Brazil and Morocco have entered into the1961 Hague Convention which abolishes the requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. This change means that  documents for use in Brazil or Morocco will no longer require embassy legalization but may need an apostille from the appropriate Secretary of State or U.S. Department of State. Effective August 30th, 2016, Chile will also join the Hague Convention as well.

You can download a complete list of countries and territories that are party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization from the Hague Country Page of our website. On this page, you will also find links to the specific document legalization process for each country.

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