Apostille Countries

Apostille Countries

The countries listed below adhere to the rules of the Hague Convention of 1961 and, therefore, accept California apostilles. The Philippines became an apostille country in May, 2019.

A
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, and Azerbaijan

B
Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Barundi, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, and Bulgaria

C
Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic

D
Denmark, the Dominican Republic, and Dominica

E
Ecuador, El Salvador, and Estonia

F
Fiji, Finland, and France

G
Guatemala, Georgia, Germany, Greece, and Grenada

H
Honduras, Hong Kong, and Hungary

I
Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, and Italy

J
Japan

K
Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic of) aka South Korea, Kosovo, and Kyrgyzstan

L
Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, and Luxembourg

M
Macao  (China), Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Republic of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro and Morocco

N
Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, and Norway

O
Oman

P
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland,  and Portugal

R
Romania, and the Russian Federation

S
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino (Republic of), Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, and Switzerland

T
Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Turkey

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

V
Vanuatu and Venezuela

Countries not listed here can receive “certification” by the California Secretary of State, but not what is known as an “apostille.”