The Hague Apostille is a simplified procedure that allows legal documents issued in one country to be automatically recognized by the authorities of another State. As long as both nations are among the 133 signatories of this international cooperation agreement.
The signatory States of the Convention on October 5, 1961, the governments of 70 countries signed the international agreement that formally initiated this process. Spain, along with other European nations such as Portugal, Andorra, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany are among the founders.
Latin American nations such as Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela were also part of the inaugural group.
At present, the list of treaty members has been expanded to 133. Morocco, Chile, Paraguay and Nicaragua are some of the latest to join.