Brazil: Apostille Convention comes into effect

The Hague Convention that abolishes the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents, also known as the Apostille Convention, has entered into force past August 14st, 2016.

Before, foreign documents had to be authenticated at a Notary Public and legalized up to Brazilian Consulate, but now the process is simpler and less bureaucratic. Documents that had to be filed at the National IP Institute, notarized or legalized, should now be apostilled.

Brazilian applicants will also be able to take advantage of the Hague Convention if they wish to file documents with other Hague Convention member state’s official bodies.

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