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Jurisdictional Updates 6-2-2023

Canada – Accedes to the Hague Apostille Convention Effective January 11, 2024

The Hague Conference status table for Convention 12 abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents indicates Canada’s accession on May 12, 2023 with entry in force January 11, 2024 for Canada to accept apostilles and no longer require legalization and authentication of documents.  A Canadian government statement can be accessed at Canada joins Apostille Convention to facilitate use of public documents abroad –

The Hague Conference status table can be accessed at HCCH | #12 – Status table.