Apostille Member Countries

The following countries are all members of the Hague Convention. These countries issue their own apostille and may request that you provide an apostille on your documents. Some of these countries still request further embassy legalisation but it is unusual.

Members of the Hague Convention issue and accept apostilles to simplify the legalisation and verification of documents between states. When a competent authority within a country issues the apostille no further authentication of the document should be required or requested. We do occasionally here that some organisations or companies within a state request further embassy attestation services but this is not required. In the event that you are asked to provide more than an apostille on a document that is to be used in a member country we recommend that you direct them to this webpage of the HCCH documentation. 

If you require embassy attestation for any documents that are not detailed in the list below please contact the apostille service. We would be happy to provide you with the current processing procedure and service times for your documents. 


A
Albania
Andorra
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

B
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria

C
Cape Verde
China (Hong Kong)
China (Macao)
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic

D
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic

E
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia

F
Fiji
Finland
France
FYR of Macedonia 

 G
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada

H
Honduras
Hungary

I
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy

J
Japan

K
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of - (South Korea)
Kyrgyzstan

L
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro

N
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niue
Norway

O
Oman

P
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal

R
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation

S
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

T
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

U
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

V
Venezuela
Vanuatu

If you have a document that originates in one of these countries, and not the UK, then we recommend you contact that country for advice on how to process your document. We can legalise documents that are not UK public documents but we only issue UK apostilles. Please note that we cannot attach the apostille to original foreign documents.