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Cathal Young Notary Public

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Contracting Parties to this Convention that are also Members of the HCCH (i.e., the Organisation) are in bold; Contracting Parties that are not Members of the HCCH are in italics.

https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41

Contracting Party1R/A/S2Type3EIF4EXT5Auth6Res/D/N/DC7
Albania   3-IX-2003 A 9-V-2004   1  
Andorra   15-IV-1996 A 31-XII-1996   1  
Antigua and Barbuda   1-V-1985 Su 1-XI-1981   1  
Argentina   8-V-1987 A 18-II-1988   1 D
Armenia   19-XI-1993 A 14-VIII-1994   1  
Australia   11-VII-1994 A 16-III-1995   1 D
Austria 5-X-1961 14-XI-1967 R 13-I-1968   1 D
Azerbaijan   13-V-2004 A** 2-III-2005   1  
Bahamas   30-IV-1976 Su 10-VII-1973   1  
Bahrain   10-IV-2013 A 31-XII-2013   1 D
Barbados   11-VIII-1995 Su 30-XI-1966   1  
Belarus   16-VI-1992 Su 31-V-1992   1  
Belgium 10-III-1970 11-XII-1975 R 9-II-1976   1  
Belize   17-VII-1992 A 11-IV-1993   1  
Bolivia   6-IX-2017 A 7-V-2018   1  
Bosnia and Herzegovina   23-VIII-1993 Su 6-III-1992   1 D
Botswana   16-IX-1968 Su 30-IX-1966   1  
Brazil   2-XII-2015 A 14-VIII-2016   1 D
Brunei Darussalam   23-II-1987 A 3-XII-1987   1  
Bulgaria   1-VIII-2000 A 29-IV-2001   1  
Burundi   10-VI-2014 A** 13-II-2015   1  
Cabo Verde   7-V-2009 A 13-II-2010   1  
Chile   16-XII-2015 A 30-VIII-2016   1  
China, People's Republic of     C     2 D,N
Colombia   27-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001   1 D
Cook Islands   13-VII-2004 A 30-IV-2005   1  
Costa Rica   6-IV-2011 A 14-XII-2011   1  
Croatia   23-IV-1993 Su 8-X-1991   1  
Cyprus   26-VII-1972 A 30-IV-1973   1  
Czech Republic   23-VI-1998 A 16-III-1999   1  
Denmark 20-X-2006 30-X-2006 R 29-XII-2006   1 D
Dominica   22-X-2002 Su 3-XI-1978   1  
Dominican Republic   12-XII-2008 A** 30-VIII-2009   1  
Ecuador   2-VII-2004 A 2-IV-2005   1 D
El Salvador   14-IX-1995 A 31-V-1996   1  
Estonia   11-XII-2000 A 30-IX-2001   1 D
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)   3-VII-1978 Su 6-IX-1968   1  
Fiji   29-III-1971 Su 10-X-1970   1  
Finland 13-III-1962 27-VI-1985 R 26-VIII-1985   1 D
France 9-X-1961 25-XI-1964 R 24-I-1965   1 D
Georgia   21-VIII-2006 A 14-V-2007   1 D
Germany 5-X-1961 15-XII-1965 R 13-II-1966   1 D,N
Greece 5-X-1961 19-III-1985 R 18-V-1985   1  
Grenada   17-VII-2001 A 7-IV-2002   1  
Guatemala   19-I-2017 A 18-IX-2017   1 D
Guyana   30-VII-2018 A 18-IV-2019   1  
Honduras   20-I-2004 A 30-IX-2004   1  
Hungary   18-IV-1972 A 18-I-1973   1 D
Iceland 7-IX-2004 28-IX-2004 R 27-XI-2004   1  
India   26-X-2004 A** 14-VII-2005   1  
Ireland 29-X-1996 8-I-1999 R 9-III-1999   1  
Israel   11-XI-1977 A 14-VIII-1978   1  
Italy 15-XII-1961 13-XII-1977 R 11-II-1978   1  
Japan 12-III-1970 28-V-1970 R 27-VII-1970   1  
Kazakhstan   5-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001   1 D
Korea, Republic of   25-X-2006 A 14-VII-2007   1  
Kosovo   6-XI-2015 A** 14-VII-2016   1 D,DC
Kyrgyzstan   15-XI-2010 A** 31-VII-2011   1  
Latvia   11-V-1995 A 30-I-1996   1 D
Lesotho   24-IV-1972 Su 4-X-1966   1  
Liberia   24-V-1995 A** 8-II-1996   1  
Liechtenstein 18-IV-1962 19-VII-1972 R 17-IX-1972   1  
Lithuania   5-XI-1996 A 19-VII-1997   1  
Luxembourg 5-X-1961 4-IV-1979 R 3-VI-1979   1  
Malawi   24-II-1967 A 2-XII-1967   1  
Malta   12-VI-1967 A 3-III-1968   1  
Marshall Islands   18-XI-1991 A 14-VIII-1992   1  
Mauritius   20-XII-1968 Su 12-III-1968   1  
Mexico   1-XII-1994 A 14-VIII-1995   1  
Monaco   24-IV-2002 A 31-XII-2002   1  
Mongolia   2-IV-2009 A** 31-XII-2009   1  
Montenegro   30-I-2007 Su 3-VI-2006   1  
Morocco   27-XI-2015 A** 14-VIII-2016   1  
Namibia   25-IV-2000 A 30-I-2001   1  
Netherlands 30-XI-1962 9-VIII-1965 R 8-X-1965 4 1 D
New Zealand   7-II-2001 A 22-XI-2001   1 D
Nicaragua   7-IX-2012 A 14-V-2013   1  
Niue   10-VI-1998 A 2-III-1999   1  
Norway 30-V-1983 30-V-1983 R 29-VII-1983   1  
Oman   12-V-2011 A 30-I-2012   1  
Palau   17-X-2019 A 23-VI-2020   1  
Panama   30-X-1990 A 4-VIII-1991   1  
Paraguay   10-XII-2013 A** 30-VIII-2014   1  
Peru   13-I-2010 A** 30-IX-2010   1  
Philippines   12-IX-2018 A** 14-V-2019   1 D
Poland   19-XI-2004 A 14-VIII-2005   1  
Portugal 20-VIII-1965 6-XII-1968 R 4-II-1969   1 D
Republic of Moldova   19-VI-2006 A** 16-III-2007   1  
Republic of North Macedonia   20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991   1  
Romania   7-VI-2000 A 16-III-2001   1 D
Russian Federation   4-IX-1991 Su 31-V-1992   1 D,N
Saint Kitts and Nevis   26-II-1994 A 14-XII-1994   1  
Saint Lucia   5-XII-2001 A 31-VII-2002   1  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   2-V-2002 Su 27-X-1979   1  
Samoa   18-I-1999 A 13-IX-1999   1  
San Marino   26-V-1994 A 13-II-1995   1  
Sao Tome and Principe   19-XII-2007 A 13-IX-2008   1  
Serbia   26-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992   1 D
Seychelles   9-VI-1978 A 31-III-1979   1  
Slovakia   6-VI-2001 A 18-II-2002   1  
Slovenia   8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991   1  
South Africa   3-VIII-1994 A 30-IV-1995   1  
Spain 21-X-1976 27-VII-1978 R 25-IX-1978   1 D
Suriname   29-X-1976 Su 25-XI-1975   1  
Sweden 2-III-1999 2-III-1999 R 1-V-1999   1  
Switzerland 5-X-1961 10-I-1973 R 11-III-1973   1 D
Tajikistan   20-II-2015 A** 31-X-2015   1  
Tonga   28-X-1971 Su 4-VI-1970   1 D
Trinidad and Tobago   28-X-1999 A 14-VII-2000   1  
Tunisia   10-VII-2017 A** 30-III-2018   1  
Turkey 8-V-1962 31-VII-1985 R 29-IX-1985   1  
Ukraine   2-IV-2003 A 22-XII-2003   1 D
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 19-X-1961 21-VIII-1964 R 24-I-1965 13 1 D
United States of America   24-XII-1980 A 15-X-1981   1 D
Uruguay   9-II-2012 A 14-X-2012   1  
Uzbekistan   25-VII-2011 A** 15-IV-2012   1  
Vanuatu   1-VIII-2008 Su 30-VII-1980   1  
Venezuela   1-VII-1998 A 16-III-1999   1  

Type

Albania Type Accession

 

Belgium*, Germany***, Greece, Italy** and Spain**** raised an objection to the accession of Albania within the period of six months specified in Article 12, paragraph 2, and expiring on 10 March 2004. The Convention will not enter into force between Albania and these five countries.

* On 21 December 2015, Belgium withdrew its objection. Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Albania and Belgium on 21 December 2015.

** On 26 May 2011, Italy withdrew its objection. Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Albania and Italy on 26 May 2011.

*** On 9 December 2016, Germany withdrew its objection. Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Albania and Germany on 9 December 2016.

**** On 7 February 2017, Spain withdrew its objection. Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Albania and Spain on 7 February 2017.

*****On 26 February 2018, Greece withdrew its objection. Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Albania and Greece on 26 February 2018.

 

Antigua and Barbuda Type Succession

On 24 February 1965, the Convention had been extended to Antigua by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Antigua and Barbuda declared on 1 May 1985 that it considers itself bound by the Convention. The date of entry into force is the date of independence of this State.

Azerbaijan Type Accession**

 

Some Contracting States raised an objection to the accession of Azerbaijan before 1 January 2005, namely the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary, whose declarations are given below. Therefore, the Convention will not enter into force between Azerbaijan and the above-mentioned Contracting States.
The Convention will enter, in accordance with its Article 12, third paragraph, into force between Azerbaijan and the other Contracting States, which have not raised an objection to the accession of Azerbaijan on 2 March 2005.

OBJECTIONS

Netherlands, 24-12-2004
Translation
... the Kingdom of the Netherlands raises an objection to the accession of Azerbaijan to the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents.

On 10 August 2010, the Kingdom of the Netherlands withdrew its declaration made in accordance with Article 12, second paragraph, of the Convention, objecting to the accession of Azerbaijan the Convention. Therefore, the Convention will take effect between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Azerbaijan as of 10 August 2010.

Germany, 27-12-2004
Translation
Azerbaijan has declared its accession to the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents of 5 October 1961. The Federal Republic of Germany hereby raises an objection to Azerbaijan's accession with reference to article 12, paragraph 2 of the Convention.

Hungary, 31-12-2004
... that Hungary raises objection to the accession of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, signed in Hague, on the 5th October 1961. The objection is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the Convention, according to which "Each Contracting State shall designate by reference to their official function, the authorities who are competent to issue the certificate referred to in the first paragraph of Article 3".

On 10 March 2005, Hungary made the following declaration:

... that the Republic of Hungary revokes its objection raised on 31 December 2004 (No. 83/J/2004.) to the accession of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, signed in the Hague, on the 5th October 1961. The revocation is based on the notification given by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan designated as competent authority - with his instruction No. 544 of December 2004 - the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan for documents emanating from courts, public prosecutors, and justice authorities, including documents certified in notarial order and state civil acts registration documents; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan for other documents.

Therefore, the Convention has entered into force between Hungary and Azerbaijan on 10 March 2005.

On 21 January 2005 the depositary received the following objection from Belgium concerning Azerbaijan's accession. Since the objection was received after the time limit for filing objections had expired, it will have no legal consequences.

Translation
The Embassy gives notice that, pursuant to article 12, paragraph 2 of the Convention, Belgium raises an objection to Azerbaijan's accession. The Convention will therefore not enter into force between Belgium and Azerbaijan.

 

Bahamas Type Succession

On 24 February 1965, the Convention had been extended to the Bahamas by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Bahamas declared on 30 April 1976 that it considers itself bound by the Convention. The date of entry into force is the date of independence of this State.

Barbados Type Succession

On 24 February 1965, the Convention had been extended to Barbados by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. By note of 11 August 1995, received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 30 August 1995, the Government of Barbados stated that it considers itself bound by the Convention which was applicable to its territory before it gained independence on 30 November 1966.

Belarus Type Succession

On 16 June 1992 the Republic of Belarus d