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Non-Hague Apostille Country List

Updated: 2 days ago

For documents destined for the following Non-Hague Apostille Countries, Embassy or Consulate authentication (also called legalization) is needed.

No matter whether it's a document notarized by a local notary, a local and state document issued by the court or official department, or it's a federally-issued document, they all need to be authenticated prior to using it overseas. The specific government agencies involved in the authentication vary by document type.

Embassy/Consulate Legalization Process

👉 For notarized or local and state documents:

  1. Secretary of State Authentication

  2. the U.S. Department of State Authentication

  3. the destination country's embassy/consulate Authentication

Tips: Documents notarized or issued in these 7 states need additional authentication before being presented to the Secretary of State's office.

👉 For federally-issued documents:

  1. the U.S. Department of State Authentication

  2. the destination country's embassy/consulate Authentication

The Non-Hague Apostille Country List

  • Afghanistan

  • Algeria

  • Angola

  • Bangladesh

  • Benin

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burma (Myanmar)

  • Cambodia

  • Cameroon

  • Congo Democratic

  • Congo Republic

  • Cuba

  • Egypt

  • Eritrea

  • Ethiopia

  • Ghana

  • Guinea

  • Haiti

  • Iran

  • Iraq

  • Ivory Coast

  • Jamaica

  • Jordan

  • Kenya

  • Kuwait

  • Laos

  • Lebanon

  • Libya

  • Macedonia

  • Madagascar

  • Malaysia

  • Mali

  • Mauritania

  • Mozambique

  • Nepal

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Palestine

  • Qatar

  • Sierra Leone

  • Sri Lanka

  • Sudan

  • Syria

  • Taiwan

  • Tanzania

  • Thailand

  • Togo

  • Turkmenistan

  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)

  • Uganda

  • Vietnam

  • Yemen

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

Tips: If the destination is not the above-mentioned country, but a Hague Apostille Country, then only the apostille process is needed.

The authentication process can be complicated, time-consuming, and distracting that requires expertise and experience. So just leave it to us! Our experts can provide you with a full range of fast services that allow you to save time and focus on your own careers and key areas.

If you are not sure which kind of apostille service you should choose, please refer to this guide. Or, contact us by describing ① the type of the document, ② which state the doc is from, and ③ in which country the doc will be used, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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