Apostilles are coming to Bolivia in May 2018


JANUARY 6, 2018

bolivia joins Hague ConventionStarting May 7, 2018 Bolivia will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

On November 7, 2017, Bolivia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Bolivia on May 7, 2018. This means that U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles will be valid and legal in Bolivia. No embassy / consulate legalization will be necessary.

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How to legalize a document for Bolivia?

The Apostille Convention (also known as the Treaty of Apostille, or The Hague Convention will abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) was signed on October 5, 1961.  Now that Bolivia joined the Convention the procedure of document legalization for this country is becoming much less complicated. Before you had to go through multiple steps to have your documents legalized (in many case these steps included notarization, county clerk authentication, Secretary of State level (foreign certificate), federal level (U.S. Department of State in Washington DC), and, finally, the embassy. Besides, Bolivia required the translation of the documents also legalized by the Embassy. Now, the legalization will be complete at the state level. The Office of the Secretary of State will issue an apostille, and your document will be good to be shipped to Bolivia. An apostille will make your document valid and legal in Bolivia.

Until May 2018, the embassy legalization procedures are still in effect. Read more about the legalization of documents for Bolivia until May 2018.

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