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Apostille in Other Small Territories

The competent authorities issue apostille for these small territories are given below..

Cayman Islands

Dominica

Gibraltar

Guernsey

Macedonia

Malta

Mauritius

Montserrat

St. Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Seychelles

Tonga

Serbia-Montenegro

 

Andorra

1. Ministre/a d'Afers Exteriors (Minister of Foreign Affairs)

2. Ministre/a de Presidència i Turisme (Minister of the Presidency and Tourism)

3. Ministre/a de Justícia i Interior (Minister of Justice and Interior)

4.Secretari/ària d'Estat de Justícia i Interior (Secretary of State of Justice and Interior)

5. Director/a de política exterior, afers bilaterals i Unió Europea (Director of Foreign Policy, Bilateral Affairs and European Union)

6. Director/a d'afers multilaterals i cooperació al desenvolupament (Director of Multilateral Affairs and Co-operation for Development)

All legalization requests are centralized through the following address:

Ministeri d'Afers Exteriors
Prat de la Creu
Edifici del Govern
Andorra la Vella
Principat d'Andorra

Tel.: 376-875-700
Fax: 376-869-559
E-mail: exteriors.gov@andorra.ad

Angola

Current Competent Authority Unknown.

Anguilla

Governor of Anguilla.

Antigua and Barbuda:

1.Governor-General, Antigua-Barbuda;
2 . Registrar of the The High Court; High Street; St. John's, Antigua, West Indies; tel: 809-462-3147

Armenia:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice

Aruba:

Centraal Bureau Juridische Zaken en Algemene Zaken (Central Bureau Legal and General Affairs),
Att. Ms. Cecilia Solagnier,
Vondellaan 19-C, Oranjestad,
Aruba;
tel: 011-297-835002;
fax: 011-297-831772

Azerbaijan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
4, Sh. Gurbanov str
Baky city, AZ1009
Azerbaijan
Tel: +99412 4923401
Fax: +99412 4988480
e-mail: bkat1@mfa.gov.az

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1, Inshaatchilar avn
Baky city, 370073
Azerbaijan
Tel: +99412 4300977
Fax: +99412 4300981
e-mail: minjus@azdata.net

Bahamas

(a) Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(b) Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(c) Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(d) Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs".
(e) Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs".
(f) First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
East Hill Street, P. O. Box N-3746,
Nassau, Bahamas,
tel: (242) 328-4145.

Barbados

1. Solicitor-General
2. Deputy Solicitor General
3. Registrar of the Supreme Court
4. Registrar of Corporate Affairs
5. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for Foreign Affairs
6. Chief of Protocol

Belize

The Registrar General

Botswana

(a) The persons for the time being exercising the functions of


(i) Permanent Secretary,
(ii) Registrar of High Court,
(iii) District Commissioner,

(b) Any person appointed or empowered to hold a subordinate court of the first class; and

(c) Such other persons as the President may appoint by notice in the Gazette.

Bermuda

The Parliamentary Registrar
The Parliamentary Registry Office
#60 Reid Street
HAMILTON, Bermuda
Tel.: +441 293 8683
E-mail: parreg@gov.bm
URL: http://www.gov.bm

Bosnia-Herzegovina

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Municipal Courts in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the Republic of Srpska. These certificates shall be subject to certification by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina."

British Virgin Islands

Government House
Road Town
Tortola
British Virgin Islands
tel.: +1-284-494 2345/494

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam - competent authority (Art. 6)

  • Chief Registrar, Deputy Chief Registrar and Registrars of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam;
  • Chief Magistrate, Magistrates and Registrars of subordinate Courts of Brunei Darussalam.

Cayman Islands:

4th floor Government Administration Building
Elgin Avenue
George Town
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
tel.: +1-345-949 7900

China, Macao Special Administrative Region only

China (Macao) - competent authority to issue apostille are

  • the Chief Executive,
  • the Secretary for Administration and Justice,
  • the Director of Justice Affairs Department.

Cook Islands

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Dominica

The Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar ROSEAU Commonwealth of Dominica

El Salvador

There is no fee charged for apostille...

Ministry of Foreign Relations,
General Directorate for the Foreign Service,
Carretera a Santa Tecla, Km 6 1/2, San Salvador,
El Salvador, tel: 503-243-3740/3776/3707,

Ecuador

Departamento de Legalizaciones
Dirección General de Asuntos Consulares y Legalizaciones
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Carrión 10-40 y Av. 10 de Agosto
QUITO
Ecuador
tel.: +593 22560888 / 22500800 / 22993224 / 22993284 ext. 3425
fax: +593 22500800 / 22993226 / 22993273 / 22993274
e-mail: dgasucon@mmrree.gov.ec or subasumigcon@mmrree.gov.ec

Falkland Islands

Government House
Stanley
Falkland Islands
tel.: +500 27433

Fiji

The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Fiji.

gibraltar

The Convent
Main Street
Gibraltar
tel.: +350 45440

Grenada

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The Permanent Secretary and the Senior Administrative Officer
Ministerial Complex
Botanical Gardens
St. Georges
Grenada W.I.
tel.: 440-2640/2712/2255
fax: 440-4184
e-mail: faffgnd@caribsurf.com

Guyana:

Legal Adviser,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Takuba Lodge
254 South Road Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana,
Tel: 011-592-2-54166 or 011-592-2-54151,
Fax: 011-592-2-59192

Guernsey

The Legalisation Office
Greffe
Royal Court House
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2PB
tel.: +44(0)1481 725277

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR
tel.: +44 (0)1624 685265

Jersey

The Legalisation Office
Maritime House
La Route du Port Elizabeth
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 1JD
tel.: +44(0)1534 838838

Kiribati: Unknown.

Lesotho

a. the Attorney-General;
b. the Permanent Secretary of a Ministry or Department;
c. the Registrar of the High Court;
d. a Resident Magistrate;
e. a Magistrate of the First Class;
f. such other person as the Minister may appoint and whose appointment notice has been published in the Gazette.

Liechtenstein

Der Regierungskanslei der fürstlichen Regierung
Vaduz
Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres)

Macedonia

Ministry of Justice

Malawi

1. The Attorney General or the Solicitor General;
2. The Permanent Secretary of a Government Ministry;
3. The Registrar of the High Court;
4. The Registrar General;
5. A Government Agent;
6. A notary public;
7. A Resident Magistrate

Malta

Ministry of Commonwealth and Foreign Affairs

Marshall Islands

1. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands;
2. Attorney General and Acting Attorney General;
3. Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the High Court;
4. Registrars and Deputy Registrars of Corporations;
5. Maritime Administrator and Special Agents thereof;
6. Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs or Special Agents thereof.

Mauritius

1. The Permanent Secretary, or in his absence,
A Principal Assistant Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office

Montserrat

Lancaster House
Olveston
Montserrat
tel.: +1-664-491 2688/9

Mozambique: Unknown.

Namibia: Unknown

Netherlands Antilles

The Lieutenant Governor of an island or a group of islands.

The authority designated for the island of Curaçao – the Lieutenant Governor of the island of Curaçao – has delegated his competence to issue the certificate referred to in Article 3, first paragraph, of the Convention to:

1. the Head of the Births, Deaths and Marriages, Population and Electoral Registers of the island of Curaçao, and

2. the acting Head of the Births, Deaths and Marriages, Population and Electoral Registers of the island of Curaçao.

St Nevis

1. The Chief Secretary in the Office of the Premier.
2. The Legal Adviser in the Legal Department or
3. The Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Ministry of Legal Affairs,
P.O. Box 186, Government Headquarters,
St. Kitts-Nevis, West Indies, tel: 809-465-2521

Niue

(a) the Attorney General;
(b) the Financial Secretary;
(c) Crown Counsel;
(d) the Registrar International Business Companies;
(e) Deputy Registrar International Business Companies;
(f) the Registrar, High Court of Niue;
(g) Secretary to Government.

Romania: see here

St. Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Saint Helena

The Castle
Jamestown
St Helena Island
South Atlantic Ocean
tel.: +290 2555

St. Kitts (Christopher):

1. The Attorney General;
2. The Solicitor General;
3. The Chief Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister;
4. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
5. The Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ministry of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 186, Government Headquarters, St. Kitts-Nevis, West Indies, Tel: 809-465-2521.

Saint Lucia

  1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  2. The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  3. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, International Financial Services and Consumer Affairs
  4. The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, International Financial Services and Consumer Affairs
  5. The Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
  6. The Registrar of the Supreme Court
  7. The Solicitor General

St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

  • The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The Registrar, High Court
  • The Senior Crown Counsel, Ministry of Legal Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
W.I., tel: 809-456-1111.

Samoa

The Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box L1861
APIA
Samoa
tél.: (685) 63333
fax: (685) 21504

San Marino:

1. The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Il Segretario di Stato per gli Affari Esteri della Repubblica di San Marino) or

2. a person delegated and officially authorized by him/her to sign and authenticate legal instruments and documents issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and other of the Republic's public bodies.

Additional information (received by the depositary on 26 February 2004):

Fabio Berardi (Segretario di Stato per gli Affari Esteri e Politici, la Programmazione Economica e la Giustizia)

Loris Francini (Segretario di Stato per gli Affari Interni, la Protezione Civile e i Rapporti con le Giunte di Castello)

Pier Marino Mularoni (Segretario di Stato per le Finanze, il Bilancio, i Trasporti e i Rapporti con l'Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filarelica e Numismatica e l'Azienda Autonoma di Stato per i Servizi Pubblici)

Luciano Bollini (Coordinatore, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Pietro Giacomini (Direttore Generale, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Maria Lea Pedini (Direttore degli Affari Culturali e Informazione, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Savina Zafferani (Collaboratore nella Direzione degli Affari Economici e Sociali, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Maria Alessandra Albertini (Incaricata della gestione della Direzione Affari Politici, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Dario Galassi (Collaboratore nella Direzione degli Affari Politici e nella Direzione degli Affari Economici e Sociali, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Luca Brandi (Incaricato della gestione della Direzione dei Rapporti con le Comunità all'estero e della Direzione Affari Politici, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Marcello Beccari (Incaricato della gestione del Cerimoniale dello Stato, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Corrado Carattoni (Incaricato della gestione del Cerimoniale dello Stato, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Silvia Berti (Segretario d'Ambasciata, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Eros Gasperoni (Segretario d'Ambasciata, Dipartimento Affari Esteri)

Giovanna Crescentini (Dirigente Segretaria Istituzionale, Dipartimento Affari Interni)

Domenico Gasperoni (Dirigente Segretaria Esecutiva, Dipartimento Affari Interni)

Lucio Leopoldo Daniele (Avvocato dello Stato Dirigente, Dipartimento Affari Interni)

 

Seychelles

  1. the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her;
  2. the Attorney General, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her;
  3. the Secretary to the Cabinet;
  4. the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Solomon Islands: Unknown.

Suriname: Registrar at the Court of Justice of Suriname (Griffier by het Hof van Justitie in Suriname)

Swaziland:

the Principal Secretary's Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tonga

The Secretary to Government, Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa

Trinidad and Tobago

1. the Registrar General (in Port of Spain)
2. the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
3. the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Enterprise Development, Foreign Affairs and Tourism

Each competent authority may delegate his function to a deputy or deputies as circumstances warrant.

Turks and Caicos Islands

Waterloo
Government House
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
tel.: +1-649-946 2309

Tuvalu

Unknown.

Vanuatu

Unknown.

Venezuela

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate General of Consular Affairs

Yugoslavia, former: (Serbia-Montenegro): Unknown

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

1. Ministry of Justice
2. All 27 First Instance Courts in the Republic of Macedonia