Authentication of Apostille Documents Consular Information

Authentication of Apostille Documents

Article 1

The present convention shall apply to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting State. For the purposes of the present Convention, the following are deemed to be public documents:  

  • documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with  the courts or tribunals of the state, including those emanating from an   public prosecutor, a clerk of a court or a process-server (‘huissier de  justice'):
  • administrative documents:
  • notarial acts:
  • official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signatures.

However, the present Convention shall not apply:

  • to documents executed by diplomatic or consular agents;
  • to administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or  customs operations.

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Mar 2, 2015
 
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