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Brazil signs Hague Convention and bureaucratizes the legalization of foreign public documents

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After almost 55 years of waiting, on August 14, 2016, the “Convention on the Elimination of the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents”, known as the “Hague Convention” or “Apostille Convention”, by virtue of Decree No. 8,660 of January 29, 2016 and Resolution 228 of June 22, 2016 of the National Council of Justice.

The Apostille is a certification that replaces the whole process of diplomatic or consular legalization of documents, simply by the Apostille for the document to be valid and have effect in any of the 112 countries party to the Convention.