Palau has joined the HCCH Apostille Convention


On 17 October 2019, the island nation Palau acceded to the HCCH Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention).

As indicated in the Depositary’s notification, the Apostille Convention will enter into force between the Republic of Palau and the other Contracting States, which have not raised an objection to its accession, on 23 June 2020.

This accession follows after an important neighbouring State joined the Apostille Convention, namely the Philippines (EIF: 14 May 2019).