HCCH Publishes New Apostille Handbook

The Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference on Private International Law has published a new edition of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Apostille Convention. The Handbook provides a handy history of the Apostille Convention and of apostilles and legalization, explaining why we have the Convention and what an apostille is and is not. It has a lot of helpful information for central authorities, and in particular, it has best practices for authorities that are interested in adopting an e-app system for issuing and registering electronic apostilles. And it has useful information for practitioners about the issuance of apostilles and their recognition in the state of destination. In short, it’s a key resources for competent authorities and practitioners alike, and it’s available for free download in English, Spanish, and French.

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