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For which countries is the Apostille of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine affixed?

The Apostille of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is affixed to public documents related to the field of education and science, which were drawn up on the territory of Ukraine and are to be used on the territory of countries, which have signed Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Convention) of October 5, 1961. The list of participating countries is given below.

For which countries is it not necessary to affix an Apostille of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the documents?

1. If you are preparing educational documents for a country that has not acceded to the Hague Convention and is not on the list of member states, you need to submit documents for the consular legalization procedure. For this purpose, apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: Kyiv, 2 Velyka Zhytomyrska street, telephone: + 38 044 238 16 69, +38 044-238-18-15.

2. If you are preparing educational documents for presentation in a country that has signed the Hague Convention, but our countries have signed an agreement on the abolishing or simplification of the procedure for legalization of documents, you do not need an Apostille. If a foreign institution still requires documents with an apostille, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine will not refuse to affix it, the decision is up to you. Such countries include most countries - the former Soviet republics, as well as some others. In the list of member countries, they are marked with an asterisk - "*". In these countries, Ukrainian documents should be accepted without an Apostille.

3. If a foreign organization requires an Apostille of a notarized translation of educational documents, you need to apply to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: Kyiv, 15 Yevhen Sverstiuk (Maryna Raskova) street, telephone +38 044 264-23-93, +38 044 279-17-35. Please clarify this question in the foreign organization for which you are preparing the package of documents.

List of member countries to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (The Hague, 1961):

  1. Albania (officially - Republic of Albania)
  2. Andorra (officially - Principality of Andorra)
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina (officially - Argentine Republic)
  5. Armenia (officially - Republic of Armenia)*
  6. Australia (officially - Commonwealth of Australia)
  7. Austria (officially - Republic of Austria)
  8. Azerbaijan (officially - Republic of Azerbaijan)*
  9. Bahrain (officially - Kingdom of Bahrain)
  10. Barbados
  11. Belarus (officially - Republic of Belarus)*
  12. Belgium (officially - Kingdom of Belgium)
  13. Belize
  14. Bolivia (officially - Plurinational State of Bolivia)
  15. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  16. Botswana (officially - Republic of Botswana)
  17. Brazil (officially - Federal Republic of Brazil)
  18. Brunei (officially - Brunei Darussalam)
  19. Bulgaria (officially - Republic of Bulgaria)*
  20. Burundi (officially - Republic of Burundi)
  21. Cabo Verde (officially - Republic of Cabo Verde)
  22. Chile (officially - Republic of Chile)
  23. China (officially - People's Republic of China): Applies only to Hong Kong and Macao
  24. Colombia (officially - Republic of Colombia)
  25. Cook Islands
  26. Costa Rica (officially - Republic of Costa Rica)
  27. Croatia (officially - Republic of Croatia)
  28. Cyprus (officially - Republic of Cyprus)
  29. Czech Republic*
  30. Denmark (officially - Kingdom of Denmark): Does not apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands
  31. Dominica (officially - Commonwealth of Dominica)
  32. Dominican Republic
  33. Ecuador (officially - Republic of Ecuador)
  34. El Salvador (officially - Republic of El Salvador)
  35. Estonia (officially - Republic of Estonia)*
  36. Fiji (officially - Republic of Fiji)
  37. Finland (officially - Republic of Finland)
  38. France (officially - French Republic)
  39. Georgia*: Does not apply to the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and the former Autonomous Region of South Ossetia
  40. Germany (officially - Federal Republic of Germany)
  41. Greece (officially - the Hellenic Republic)
  42. Grenada
  43. Guatemala (officially - Republic of Guatemala)
  44. Guyana (officially - Cooperative Republic of Guyana)
  45. Honduras (officially - Republic of Honduras)
  46. Hungary*
  47. Iceland
  48. India (officially - Republic of India)
  49. Ireland (officially - Republic of Ireland)
  50. Israel (officially - State of Israel)
  51. Italy (officially - Italian Republic)
  52. Jamaica - from July 3, 2021
  53. Japan
  54. Kazakhstan (officially - Republic of Kazakhstan)*
  55. Kingdom of Eswatini (until 2018 - Kingdom of Swaziland)
  56. Kingdom of the Netherlands
  57. Kosovo (officially - Republic of Kosovo)**
  58. Kyrgyzstan (officially - Kyrgyz Republic)*
  59. Latvia (officially - Republic of Latvia)*
  60. Lesotho (officially - Kingdom of Lesotho)
  61. Liberia (officially - Republic of Liberia)
  62. Liechtenstein (officially - Principality of Liechtenstein)
  63. Lithuania (officially - Republic of Lithuania)*
  64. Luxembourg (officially - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
  65. Malawi (officially - Republic of Malawi)
  66. Malta (officially - Republic of Malta)
  67. Marshall Islands (officially - Republic of the Marshall Islands)
  68. Mauritius (officially - Republic of Mauritius)
  69. Mexico (officially - United Mexican States)
  70. Moldova (officially - Republic of Moldova)*
  71. Monaco (officially - Principality of Monaco)
  72. Mongolia*
  73. Montenegro
  74. Morocco (officially - Kingdom of Morocco)
  75. Namibia (officially - Republic of Namibia)
  76. New Zealand: Does not apply to Tokelau
  77. Nicaragua (officially - Republic of Nicaragua)
  78. Niue
  79. North Macedonia (officially - Republic of North Macedonia)*
  80. Norway (officially - Kingdom of Norway)
  81. Oman (officially - Sultanate of Oman)
  82. Palau (officially - Republic of Palau)
  83. Panama (officially - Republic of Panama)
  84. Paraguay (officially - Republic of Paraguay)
  85. Peru (officially - Republic of Peru)
  86. Philippines (officially - Republic of the Philippines)
  87. Poland (officially - Republic of Poland)*
  88. Portugal (officially - Portuguese Republic)
  89. Republic of Korea
  90. Republic of South Africa
  91. Romania*
  92. Russia (officially - Russian Federation)*
  93. Saint Kitts and Nevis (officially - Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis)
  94. Saint Lucia
  95. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  96. Samoa (officially - Independent State of Samoa)
  97. San Marino (officially - Republic of San Marino)
  98. Sao Tome and Principe (officially - Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe)
  99. Serbia (officially - Republic of Serbia)*
  100. Seychelles (officially - Republic of Seychelles)
  101. Singapore (officially - Republic of Singapore) - from September 16, 2021
  102. Slovakia (officially - Slovak Republic)
  103. Slovenia (officially - Republic of Slovenia)
  104. Spain (officially - Kingdom of Spain)
  105. Suriname (officially - Republic of Suriname)
  106. Sweden (officially - Kingdom of Sweden)
  107. Switzerland (officially - Swiss Confederation)
  108. Tajikistan (officially - Republic of Tajikistan)*
  109. The Bahamas (officially - Commonwealth of the Bahamas)
  110. Tonga (officially - Kingdom of Tonga)
  111. Trinidad and Tobago (officially - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
  112. Tunisia (officially - Republic of Tunisia)
  113. Turkey (officially - Republic of Turkey)
  114. Ukraine (Does not apply to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol)
  115. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Does not apply to the countries which, after achieving independence (withdraw from the United Kingdom), have not signed the Convention
  116. United States of America
  117. Uruguay (officially - Oriental Republic of Uruguay)
  118. Uzbekistan (officially - Republic of Uzbekistan)*
  119. Vanuatu (officially - Republic of Vanuatu)
  120. Venezuela (officially - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

* Countries with which Ukraine has signed agreements on rendering legal assistance, abolishing the requirement for legalization of public documents.

** Ukraine raised an objection to the accession of Kosovo to the Hague Convention of 1961, which is why the Convention does not apply in relations between Ukraine and Kosovo. The Apostille is not affixed on documents for use in Kosovo.