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Convention Abolishing The Requirement Of Legalisation For Foreign Public Documents (Concluded October 5, 1961)

Preamble

[Preamble]

Substantive text of the Convention

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

Article 15

Testemonium

ANNEX TO THE CONVENTION

Model of certificate

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Hague Conference PIL Convention Abolishing The Requirement Of Legalisation For Foreign Public Documents - Concluded October 5, 1961

Hague Conference on Private International Law

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Convention Abolishing The Requirement Of Legalisation For Foreign Public Documents (Concluded October 5, 1961)

Substantive text of the Convention

Article 1

The present Convention shall apply to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting State.

For the purposes of the present Convention, the following are deemed to be public documents:

(a) documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with the courts or tribunals of the State, including those emanating from a public prosecutor, a clerk of a court or a process-server ("huissier de justice");

(b) administrative documents;

(c) notarial acts;

(d) official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official and notarial authentications of signatures.

However, the present Convention shall not apply:

(a) to documents executed by diplomatic or consular agents;

(b) to administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations.


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