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China now accedes to the Apostille Convention

🇨🇳 China

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On March 8, 2023, China deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention).

The Apostille Convention will enter into force for China on 7 November 2023. The Convention is already in force in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (joined in 1965) and Macao Special Administrative Region (joined in 1969) of the People's Republic of China.

💡 Tips:

  • Embassy legalization is still required until the above effective date.

  • Click here for the latest and full list of Hague Apostille Country.


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