What is an Apostille?

The Hague Apostille Convention is an international treaty that allows for signatory countries to use a simplified form of certification to provide evidence that a document is legal in other signatory countires. This means that any country signed up to the Treaty needs only an Apostille Certificate, rather than the more costly (and time-consuming) DFAT authentication and Embassy legalisation required by states not signed up to the treaty.

An Apostille Certificate is very similar to an Australian Notorial Certificate required for domestic Australian documents. If your Australian document needs to be legalised for use in a Hague Apostille Convention member country, then you need an Apostille Certificate rather then more costly authentication services. Our online ordering system walks you through the process so you don’t need to think about whether your country is on the list or not, but if you want to know which countries are included, here’s the list.

Aa

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan

Bb

  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi

Cc

  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China, People’s Republic of (Hong Kong & Macao Only)
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic

Dd

  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican RepublicEcuador

Ee

  • El Salvador
  • Estonia

Ff

  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France

Gg

  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana

Hh

  • Honduras
  • Hungary

Ii

  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy

Jj

  • Japan

Kk

  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan

Ll

  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

Mm

  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco

Nn

  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia, Republic of
  • Norway

Oo

  • Oman

Pp

  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal

Rr

  • Romania
  • Russian Federation

Ss

  • 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

Tt

  • Tajikistan
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey

Uu

  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

Vv

  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

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