Brazil joins the Apostille Convention

January 18, 2016

In December 2015 the Government of Brazil 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 will formally take effect in August 2016.

Until this time, the existing process will remain, being that an Australian document must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and then legalised by a Brazilian consular official.

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