NON HAGUE CONVENTION TREATY COUNTRY LIST
As part of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty, birth certificates, marriage certificates, court orders, and other documents issued by public authorities are recognized outside one’s native country if authenticated by an apostille.
The treaty is otherwise known as the Apostille Convention or the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Recognized by 118 member states, it simplifies certification requirements when verifying the validity of a document from another member country.
The signing and sealing of a document is similar to notarization.
In non-Hague countries, it is still possible to certify and legalize documents. The process just requires additional steps, depending on where the documents originate, the type of document, and the country requesting it. These additional steps may include:
U.S. State Certification (by a Secretary of State Office)
U.S. Department of State Certification
Embassy or Consulate Legalization