As of the 18th of September 2017 the Apostille convention has entered into force in Guatemala. The state of Guatemala is now one of 115 states that recognise the apostille with more countries signing up to the convention each year.
The Apostille Convention was introduced in 1961 as a means to reduce the bureaucracy involved when recognising a foreign public document between member states.
In simple terms, this means that the state of Guatemala will now accept any foreign document that has been issued with the apostille.
What does this mean for people legalising documents for use in Guatemala?
In essence, individuals considering employment or companies with business opportunities in Guatemala should find the process for legalising documents for use in this country is now much simpler.
Previously this process could be costly, time consuming and an administrative burden. If you have a document that needs to be legalised with an apostille for use in Guatemala please contact us contact us for advice.