Hague Convention Apostille

An apostille is the legalization of the signature of a public official that validates a document, which must be registered in the database of Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Relations or the competent authority in the country where the document was issued. An apostille certifies the legitimacy of the public official’s signature printed on the document but does not certify its content. A document must be apostilled when the country in which it will take effect is a member of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

Check the list of countries that apostille: APOSTILLE COUNTRIES

Civil documents
  • Civil records issued by special, municipal and auxiliary registry offices.
  • Deeds or civil records issued by notaries
  • Documents signed by natural or legal persons (private)
  • Citizen ID card
  • ID card
  • Foreigner ID card
  • Standard passport
Education documents
  • Diplomas, syllabuses, academic programs, proof of existence of educational institutions
  • Civil aviation education documents
  • Documents issued by the National Service of Learning (SENA), Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education (ICFES) or the Colombian Institute for Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad (ICETEX)
  • Professional licenses
Religious documents
  • Ecclesiastical documents issued in Bogotá
  • Ecclesiastical documents issued outside Bogotá
  • Legal status of other creeds or cults recognized by the state
  • Other documents of creeds or cults recognized by the state

Note: Notary, court, religious and registry office documents, among others, must have been issued no more than 30 days prior and the public official signing them must be informed that it is for the apostille process.

InterCol also provides legalization services:

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