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Depositary

Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents

Treaty data

Treaty number
009051
Date of conclusion
05-10-1961
Place of conclusion
's-Gravenhage
Provisional application
Entry into force
24-01-1965
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1963, 28
1965, 182
1966, 188
1967, 92
1967, 157
1968, 61
1969, 105
1970, 8
1971, 61
1973, 71
1978, 5
1979, 44
1982, 111
1984, 144
1989, 100
1992, 122
1994, 90
1995, 221
1996, 280
1997, 272
2006, 139
2012, 56
Parliamentary paper
7832
Approval act
1965, 104
Consolidated text
0002030

Certified True Copy

Comment

The Convention was in force for the Netherlands Antilles from 30-04-1967 until 10-10-2010.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
08-10-1965
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Saba)
10-10-2010
Aruba 01-01-1986
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Albania 03-09-2003 (A) 09-05-2004
Andorra 15-04-1996 (A) 31-12-1996
Antigua and Barbuda 01-05-1985 (Su) 01-11-1981
Argentina 08-05-1987 (A) 18-02-1988
Armenia 19-11-1993 (A) 14-08-1994
Australia 11-07-1994 (A) 16-03-1995
Austria 05-10-1961 14-11-1967 (R) 13-01-1968
Azerbaijan 13-05-2004 (A) 02-03-2005
Bahamas 30-04-1976 (Su) 10-07-1973
Bahrain 10-04-2013 (A) 31-12-2013
Barbados 11-08-1995 (Su) 30-11-1966
Belarus 16-06-1992 (Su) 31-05-1992
Belgium 10-03-1970 11-12-1975 (R) 09-02-1976
Belize 17-07-1992 (A) 11-04-1993
Bolivia 06-09-2017 (A) 07-05-2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23-08-1993 (Su) 06-03-1992
Botswana 16-09-1968 (Su) 30-09-1966
Brazil 02-12-2015 (A) 14-08-2016
Brunei 23-02-1987 (A) 03-12-1987
Bulgaria 01-08-2000 (A) 29-04-2001
Burundi 10-06-2014 (A) 13-02-2015
Cape Verde 07-05-2009 (A) 13-02-2010
Chile 16-12-2015 (A) 30-08-2016
China
Colombia 27-04-2000 (A) 30-01-2001
Cook Islands 13-07-2004 (A) 30-04-2005
Costa Rica 06-04-2011 (A) 14-12-2011
Croatia 23-04-1993 (Su) 08-10-1991
Cyprus 26-07-1972 (A) 30-04-1973
Czech Republic 23-06-1998 (A) 16-03-1999
Denmark 20-10-2006 30-10-2006 (R) 29-12-2006
Dominica 22-10-2002 (Su) 03-11-1978
Dominican Republic 12-12-2008 (A) 30-08-2009
Ecuador 02-07-2004 (A) 02-04-2005
El Salvador 14-09-1995 (A) 31-05-1996
Estonia 11-12-2000 (A) 30-09-2001
Fiji 29-03-1971 (Su) 10-10-1970
Finland 13-03-1962 27-06-1985 (R) 26-08-1985
France 09-10-1961 25-11-1964 (R) 24-01-1965
Georgia 21-08-2006 (A) 14-05-2007
Germany 05-10-1961 15-12-1965 (R) 13-02-1966
Greece 05-10-1961 19-03-1985 (R) 18-05-1985
Grenada 17-07-2001 (A) 07-04-2002
Guatemala 19-01-2017 (A) 18-09-2017
Honduras 20-01-2004 (A) 30-09-2004
Hungary 18-04-1972 (A) 18-01-1973
Iceland 07-09-2004 28-09-2004 (R) 27-11-2004
India 26-10-2004 (A) 14-07-2005
Ireland 29-10-1996 08-01-1999 (R) 09-03-1999
Israel 11-11-1977 (A) 14-08-1978
Italy 15-12-1961 13-12-1977 (R) 11-02-1978
Japan 12-03-1970 28-05-1970 (R) 27-07-1970
Kazakhstan 05-04-2000 (A) 30-01-2001
Kosovo 06-11-2015 (A) 14-07-2016
Kyrgyzstan 15-11-2010 (A) 31-07-2011
Latvia 11-05-1995 (A) 30-01-1996
Lesotho 24-04-1972 (Su) 04-10-1966
Liberia 24-05-1995 (A) 08-02-1996
Liechtenstein 18-04-1962 19-07-1972 (R) 17-09-1972
Lithuania 05-11-1996 (A) 19-07-1997
Luxembourg 05-10-1961 04-04-1979 (R) 03-06-1979
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 20-09-1993 (Su) 17-11-1991
Malawi 24-02-1967 (A) 01-12-1967
Malta 12-06-1967 (A) 02-03-1968
Marshall Islands 18-11-1991 (A) 14-08-1992
Mauritius 20-12-1968 (Su) 12-03-1968
Mexico 01-12-1994 (A) 14-08-1995
Moldova 19-06-2006 (A) 16-03-2007
Monaco 24-04-2002 (A) 31-12-2002
Mongolia 02-04-2009 (A) 31-12-2009
Montenegro 30-01-2007 (Su) 03-06-2006
Morocco 27-11-2015 (A) 14-08-2016
Namibia 25-04-2000 (A) 30-01-2001
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 30-11-1962 09-08-1965 (R) 08-10-1965
New Zealand 07-02-2001 (A) 22-11-2001
Nicaragua 07-09-2012 (A) 14-05-2013
Niue 10-06-1998 (A) 02-03-1999
Norway 30-05-1983 30-05-1983 (R) 29-07-1983
Oman 12-05-2011 (A) 30-01-2012
Panama 30-10-1990 (A) 04-08-1991
Paraguay 10-12-2013 (A) 30-08-2014
Peru 13-01-2010 (A) 30-09-2010
Poland 17-11-2004 (A) 14-08-2005
Portugal 20-08-1965 06-12-1968 (R) 04-02-1969
Republic of Korea, the 25-10-2006 (A) 14-07-2007
Romania 07-06-2000 (A) 16-03-2001
Russian Federation 04-09-1991 (A) 31-05-1992
Saint Kitts and Nevis 26-02-1994 (A) 14-12-1994
Saint Lucia 05-12-2001 (A) 31-07-2002
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 02-05-2002 (Su) 27-10-1979
Samoa 18-01-1999 (A) 13-09-1999
San Marino 26-05-1994 (A) 13-02-1995
São Tomé e Principe 19-12-2007 (A) 13-09-2008
Serbia 26-04-2001 (Su) 27-04-1992
Seychelles 09-06-1978 (A) 31-03-1979
Slovakia 06-06-2001 (A) 18-02-2002
Slovenia 08-06-1992 (Su) 25-06-1991
South Africa 03-08-1994 (A) 30-04-1995
Spain 21-10-1976 27-07-1978 (R) 25-09-1978
Suriname 29-10-1976 (Su) 25-11-1975
Swaziland 03-07-1978 (Su) 06-09-1968
Sweden 02-03-1999 02-03-1999 (R) 01-05-1999
Switzerland 05-10-1961 10-01-1973 (R) 11-03-1973
Tajikistan 20-02-2015 (A) 31-10-2015
Tonga 28-10-1971 (Su) 04-06-1970
Trinidad and Tobago 28-10-1999 (A) 14-07-2000
Tunisia 10-07-2017 (A) 30-03-2018
Turkey 08-05-1962 31-07-1985 (R) 29-09-1985
Ukraine 02-04-2003 (A) 22-12-2003
United Kingdom 19-10-1961 21-08-1964 (R) 24-01-1965
United States of America 24-12-1980 (A) 15-10-1981
Uruguay 09-02-2012 (A) 14-10-2012
Uzbekistan 25-07-2011 (A) 15-04-2012
Vanuatu 01-08-2008 (Su) 30-07-1980
Venezuela 01-07-1998 (A) 16-03-1999
Yugoslavia (< 25-06-1991) 05-10-1961 25-09-1962 (R) 24-01-1965

Extensions

Australia

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 16-03-1995
Australian Antarctic Territory 16-03-1995
Christmas Island 16-03-1995
Cocos Islands 16-03-1995
Coral Sea Islands 16-03-1995
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 16-03-1995
Norfolk Island 16-03-1995

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-07-1997
Macao SAR 20-12-1999

France

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Bassas da India 24-01-1965
Clipperton Island 24-01-1965
Comoros (< 06-07-1975) 24-01-1965 06-07-1975
Djibouti (< 27-06-1977) 24-01-1965 27-06-1977
Europa Island 24-01-1965
French Guiana 24-01-1965
French Polynesia 24-01-1965
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 24-01-1965
Glorioso Islands 24-01-1965
Guadeloupe 24-01-1965
Juan de Nova Island 24-01-1965
Martinique 24-01-1965
Mayotte 24-01-1965
New Caledonia 24-01-1965
Réunion 24-01-1965
Saint Barthélemy 24-01-1965
Saint Martin 24-01-1965
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 24-01-1965
Tromelin Island 24-01-1965
Wallis and Futuna 24-01-1965

Netherlands, the Kingdom of the

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Suriname (< 25-11-1975) 15-07-1967 25-11-1975

Portugal

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Angola (< 11-11-1975) 21-12-1969 11-11-1975
Azores 21-12-1969
Cape Verde (< 05-07-1974) 21-12-1969 05-07-1974
East Timor (< 28-11-1975) 21-12-1969 28-11-1975
Macao (<20-12-1999) 21-12-1969 20-12-1999
Madeira 21-12-1969
Mozambique (< 25-06-1975) 21-12-1969 25-06-1975
Portuguese Guinea (<24-09-1973) 21-12-1969 24-09-1973

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Anguilla 25-04-1965
Antigua and Barbuda (< 01-11-1981) 25-04-1965 01-11-1981
Bahamas (< 10-07-1973) 25-04-1965 10-07-1973
Barbados (< 30-11-1966) 25-04-1965 30-11-1966
Bermuda 25-04-1965
Botswana (< 30-09-1966) 25-04-1965 30-09-1966
British Antarctic Territory 25-04-1965
British Virgin Islands 25-04-1965
Brunei (< 01-01-1984) 25-04-1965 01-01-1984
Cayman Islands 25-04-1965
Dominica (< 03-11-1978) 25-04-1965 03-11-1978
Falkland Islands 25-04-1965
Fiji (< 10-10-1970) 25-04-1965 10-10-1970
Gibraltar 25-04-1965
Grenada (< 07-02-1974) 25-04-1965 07-02-1974
Guernsey 24-01-1965
Guiana (< 26-05-1966) 25-04-1965 26-05-1966
Hong Kong (< 01-07-1997) 25-04-1965 01-07-1997
Jersey 24-01-1965
Kiribati (< 12-07-1979) 25-04-1965 12-07-1979
Lesotho (< 04-10-1966) 25-04-1965 04-10-1966
Man, Isle of 24-01-1965
Mauritius (< 12-03-1968) 25-04-1965 12-03-1968
Montserrat 25-04-1965
Saint Kitts and Nevis (< 19-11-1983) 25-04-1965 19-11-1983
Saint Lucia (< 22-02-1979) 25-04-1965 22-02-1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (<27-10-1979) 25-04-1965 27-10-1979
Saint-Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 25-04-1965
Seychelles (< 29-06-1976) 25-04-1965 29-06-1976
Solomon Islands (< 07-07-1978) 25-04-1965 07-07-1978
Swaziland (< 06-09-1968) 25-04-1965 06-09-1968
Tonga (< 04-06-1970) 25-04-1965 04-06-1970
Turks and Caicos Islands 25-04-1965
Tuvalu (< 01-10-1978) 25-04-1965 01-10-1978
Vanuatu (< 30-07-1980) 25-04-1965 30-07-1980
Zimbabwe (< 18-04-1980) 25-04-1965 18-04-1980

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