Bolivia Joins The Apostille Convention in The Hague
15 de febrero de 2017, 13:45The Hague, Netherlands, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced today Bolivia''s joining to the Apostille Convention, a simplified method to legalize documents to verify their authenticity in the field of private international law.
This instrument aims to facilitate the circulation of public papers between States that are part of the Convention. It also allows to replace the formalities of a chain of legalization by a single certification denominated Apostille.
Morales noted that the full validity of the country's affiliation to that agreement will allow Bolivians abroad and those who visit the nation to 'simplify procedures' and thus avoid unnecessary delays and reduce bureaucracy.
The Ambassador of Bolivia to the Netherlands and Agent before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of The Hague, Eduardo Rodríguez, highlighted the Government's decision as a recognition of the 'voice' of millions of Bolivians living outside the borders.
He stated that the compatriots living in other regions made their concern about having access to legalization services and exercising their fundamental right of affiliation and normalization of titles.
The Apostille Convention was established on October 5, 1961, and consists of a sheet that is added on the back or on an additional page to the documents that the competent authority stamps on a copy of the ID card. It was introduced as an alternative to legalization by the Hague Convention.
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