Phillippines signs onto the Hague Apostille Convention

October 15, 2019

In September 2018 the Government of the Philippines acceded to The Hague Convention of 1961 to Abolish the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, commonly known as the Apostille Convention.

The Hague Convention was introduced in 1961 to abolish some of the formal and often onerous requirements involved in the legalisation of foreign public documents. The accession formally took place on 14 May 2019.

Before this date an Australian document needed to be legalised by a Phillippine consular official after it was authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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