Apostille or diplomatic certification of foreign documents in order to be submitted in Austria - country list

This alphabetical list helps you to find information about the different countries.

A

  • Afghanistan: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Albania: apostille
  • Algeria: full diplomatic certification
  • Andorra: apostille
  • Angola: full diplomatic certification
  • Antigua and Barbuda: apostille
  • Argentina: apostille
  • Armenia: apostille
  • Aruba: apostille
  • Australia: apostille
  • Azerbaijan: apostille

B

  • Bahamas: apostille
  • Bahrain: apostille
  • Bangladesh: full diplomatic certification
  • Barbados: apostille
  • Belarus: apostille
  • Belgium: no certification required
  • Belize: apostille
  • Benin: full diplomatic certification
  • Bhutan: full diplomatic certification
  • Bolivia: apostille
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: no certification required
  • Botswana: apostille
  • Brazil: apostille
  • Brunei Darussalam: apostille
  • Bulgaria: no certification required
  • Burkina Faso: full diplomatic certification
  • Burundi: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.

C

  • Cambodia: full diplomatic certification
  • Cameroon: full diplomatic certification
  • Canada: full diplomatic certification
  • Cape Verde: apostille (only multilingual civil status documents do not need an apostille)
  • Central African Republic: full diplomatic certification
  • Chad: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Chile: apostille
  • China (People´s Republic of China excluding Hong Kong and Macau): full diplomatic certification
  • China (Republic of China) Taiwan (not recognised as a state): full diplomatic certification
  • Colombia: apostille
  • Comoros: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Congo (Republic of Congo): certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire): certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Cook Islands: apostille
  • Costa Rica: apostille
  • Croatia: no certification required
  • Cuba: full diplomatic certification
  • Cyprus: apostille
  • Czech Republic: no certification required

D

  • Denmark (except Greenland and the Faroe Islands): no certification required
  • Djibouti: full diplomatic certification
  • Dominica: apostille
  • Dominican Republic: full diplomatic certification

E

  • East Timor (Timor Leste): full diplomatic certification
  • Ecuador: apostille
  • Egypt: full diplomatic certification
  • El Salvador: apostille
  • Equatorial Guinea: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Eritrea: full diplomatic certification
  • Estonia: no certification required
  • Ethiopia: full diplomatic certification

F

  • Faroe Islands (External Territory of Denmark): full diplomatic certification
  • Fiji: apostille
  • Finland: no certification required
  • France: no certification required

G

  • Gabon: full diplomatic certification
  • Gambia: full diplomatic certification
  • Georgia: apostille
  • Germany: no certification required
  • Ghana: full diplomatic certification
  • Gibraltar: apostille
  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland including Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands - Guernsey and Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands): until the Brexit no certification required
  • Greece: no certification required
  • Greenland (external territory of Denmark): full diplomatic certification
  • Grenada: apostille
  • Guatemala: apostille
  • Guinea: full diplomatic certification
  • Guinea-Bissau: full diplomatic certification
  • Guyana: apostille

H

  • Haiti: full diplomatic certification
  • Hong Kong: apostille
  • Honduras: apostille
  • Hungary: no certification required

I

  • Iceland: apostille
  • India: apostille
  • Indonesia: full diplomatic certification
  • Iran: full diplomatic certification
  • Iraq: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Ireland: no certification required
  • Israel: apostille
  • Italy: no certification required
  • Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire): full diplomatic certification

J

  • Jamaica: full diplomatic certification
  • Japan: apostille
  • Jordan: full diplomatic certification

K

  • Kazakhstan: apostille
  • Kenya: full diplomatic certification
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea - North Korea): certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Korea (Republic of Korea - South Korea): apostille
  • Kosovo: full diplomatic certification
  • Kuwait: full diplomatic certification
  • Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan): full diplomatic certification

L

  • Laos (Democratic People's Republic): full diplomatic certification
  • Latvia: no certification required
  • Lebanon: full diplomatic certification
  • Lesotho: apostille
  • Liberia: apostille
  • Libya: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Liechtenstein: no certification required
  • Lithuania: no certification required
  • Luxembourg: no certification required

M

  • Macau (special administrative region of the People's Republic of China): apostille
  • Madagascar: full diplomatic certification
  • Malawi: apostille
  • Malaysia: full diplomatic certification
  • Maldives: full diplomatic certification
  • Mali: full diplomatic certification
  • Malta: apostille
  • Marshall Islands: apostille
  • Mauritania: full diplomatic certification
  • Mauritius: apostille
  • Mexico: apostille
  • Moldova: apostille (only multilingual civil status documents do not need an apostille)
  • Monaco: apostille
  • Mongolia: full diplomatic certification
  • Montenegro: no certification required
  • Morocco: apostille
  • Mozambique: full diplomatic certification
  • Myanmar (formerly Burma): certifications; For further information please contact the register office.

N

  • Namibia: apostille
  • Nauru: full diplomatic certification
  • Nepal: full diplomatic certification
  • Netherlands (without external territories): no certification required
  • Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius: apostille
  • New Zealand (including Niue, Cook Islands): apostille
  • Tokelau Islands: full diplomatic certification
  • Nicaragua: apostille
  • Niger: full diplomatic certification
  • Nigeria: full diplomatic certification
  • Niue (external territory of New Zealand): apostille
  • North Macedonia: no certification required
  • Northern Mariana Islands (external territory of the USA): apostille
  • Norway: no certification required

O

  • Oman: apostille

P

  • Pakistan: full diplomatic certification
  • Palau: apostille
  • Panama: apostille
  • Papua New Guinea: full diplomatic certification
  • Paraguay: apostille
  • Peru: apostille
  • Philippines: full diplomatic certification
  • Poland: no certification required
  • Portugal: no certification required

Q

  • Qatar: full diplomatic certification

R

  • Romania: no certification required
  • Russian Federation: apostille
  • Rwanda: full diplomatic certification

S

  • Samoa: apostille
  • San Marino: apostille
  • São Tomé and Principe: apostille
  • Saudi Arabia: full diplomatic certification
  • Senegal: full diplomatic certification
  • Serbia: no certification required
  • Seychelles: apostille
  • Sierra Leone: full diplomatic certification
  • Singapore: full diplomatic certification
  • Slovak Republic: no certification required
  • Slovenia: no certification required
  • Solomon Islands: full diplomatic certification
  • Somalia: certifications – For further information please contact the register office!
  • South Africa: apostille
  • South Sudan: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Spain: no certification required
  • Sri Lanka: full diplomatic certification
  • St. Kitts and Nevis: apostille
  • St. Lucia: apostille
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines: apostille
  • Sudan: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.
  • Suriname: apostille
  • Swaziland: apostille
  • Sweden: no certification required
  • Switzerland: no certification required
  • Syria - Arab Republic: certifications; For further information please contact the register office.

T

  • Tajikistan: full diplomatic certification
  • Tanzania - United Republic: full diplomatic certification
  • Thailand: full diplomatic certification
  • Timor Leste: full diplomatic certification
  • Togo: full diplomatic certification
  • Tokelau Islands (New Zealand Territory): full diplomatic certification
  • Tonga: apostille
  • Trinidad and Tobago: apostille
  • Tunisia: full diplomatic certification
  • Turkey: no certification required
  • Turkmenistan: full diplomatic certification
  • Tuvalu: full diplomatic certification

U

  • Uganda: full diplomatic certification
  • Ukraine: apostille
  • United Arab Emirates: full diplomatic certification
  • United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland including Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands - Guernsey and Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands): until the Brexit no certification required
  • United States of America (USA and territories): apostille
  • Uruguay: apostille
  • Uzbekistan: full diplomatic certification

V

  • Vanuatu: apostille
  • Vatican City: full diplomatic certification
  • Venezuela: apostille
  • Vietnam: full diplomatic certification

Y

  • Yemen: full diplomatic certification

Z

  • Zambia: full diplomatic certification
  • Zimbabwe: full diplomatic certification

Full diplomatic certification

The full diplomatic certification of a foreign document is done in the first step by the authority issuing the document and ends with certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Austrian diplomatic representative authority in the issuing country. For further information please contact your diplomatic representative authority in Austria.

Apostille

An apostille is a simple form of certification of a foreign document done by an internal authority of the state in which the document was issued.

You find the right authority in your country on the website of the Hague Conference on International Private Law.

Austrian documents

Apostille or diplomatic certification of Austrian documents to be submitted to authorities abroad (German)

Contact

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