Countries That Are Members of the Hague Convention

Note: Guatemala became an apostille country earlier this year and as of Sept. 2017, documents being authenticated for that country receive the NY Apostille.

The following countries are members of the Hague Convention of 1961 and can, therefore, receive an apostille from NY State or any other US state:

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

B
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria

 C
Chile
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic

D
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Dominica

E
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia

F
Fiji
Finland
France
FYR of Macedonia

G
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala

H
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary

I
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy

J
Japan

K
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of
Kyrgyzstan

L
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Lichtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

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

N
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niue
Norway

o
Oman

P
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal

R
Romania
Russian Federation

S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Samoa
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland

T
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

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

V
Vanuatu
Venezuela

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