List of Countries that have not acceded to the Hague Apostille Convention.
The following countries are not signatories to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. South-African documents that needs to be legalised for ultimate use in these countries needs to follow the authentication legalisation process. This is a longer more involved process than the truncated apostille legalisation process. Depending on the destination country the documents needs to be additionally legalised at the embassy or consulate of the foreign country in South-Africa.
The process to be followed may vary substantially from Country to Country and often change on short or no notice. LouwrensKoen Attorneys attends to numerous legalisations for documents bound to the undermentioned countries on a daily basis. Please contact with us for more information or to get a no obligation quotation.
Algeria, Afghanistan, Angola
Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi
Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Mainland China, Comoros, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Cote d’ Ivoire
Djibouti, Dominican Republic
East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau
Indonesia, Iran, Iraq
Kenya, Kiribati (Tarawa), Kuwait
Laos, Lebanon, Libya
Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mangolia, Myanmar
Nauru, Nepal, Nicargua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea
Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines
Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria
Taiwan, Tajikstan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuxalu
United Arab Emirates, Uganda