The Apostille Convention Enters Into Force In Brazil And Morocco

Author:Mr Rodrigo Sola Torino and Maria Ines Menvielle
Profession:Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

On August 14, 2016, Brazil and Morocco have joint the 111 Convention States Parties.

The Apostille Convention (also known as Apostille Treaty of Hague Convention), abolishes the requirement of diplomatic or consular legalization for foreign public documents.

Thus, it replaces the legalization formalities process (chain certification) with the mere issuance of an Apostille. The Convention applies only to public documents. These are documents emanating from an authority or official connected with a court or tribunal of the State, administrative documents, notarial acts, and official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates...

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