List of Countries

with types of legalization and availability of agreements on recognition of educational documents and academic degrees.

Country Legalization not needed Apostille needed Consular legalization needed
Abkhazia * +    
Afghanistan     +
Akrotiri and Dhekelia     +
Aland Islands     +
Albania   From 09.05.2004  
Algeria +    
American Samoa     +
Andorra   From 31.12.1996  
Angola     +
Anguilla     +
Antigua and Barbuda   From 01.11.1981  
Argentina   From 18.02.1988  
Armenia From 14.08.1994    
Aruba     +
Australia   From 16.03.1995  
Austria   From 13.01.1968  
Azad Kashmir     +
Azerbaijan From 02.03.2005    
Bahamas   From 10.07.1973  
Bahrain   From 31.12.2013  
Bajo Nuevo     +
Bangladesh     +
Bank Serranilla     +
Barbados   From 30.11.1966  
Belarus From 31.05.1992    
Belgium   From 09.02.1976  
Belize   From 11.04.1993  
Benin     +
Bermuda     +
Bhutan     +
Bolivia     +
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba     +
Bosnia and Herzegovina From 06.03.1992    
Botswana   From 30.09.1966  
Brazil     +
British Territory in the Indian Ocean     +
British Virgin Islands     +
Brunei Darussalam   From 03.12.1987  
Bulgaria From 29.04.2001    
Burkina Faso     +
Burundi     +
Cambodia     +
Cameroon     +
Canada     +
Canary Islands     +
Cape Verde   From 13.02.2010  
Cayman Islands     +
Central African Republic     +
Ceuta     +
Chad     +
Chile     +
China, People's Republic of + For documents from Macao and Hong Kong  
Christmas island     +
Clipperton     +
Cocos Islands     +
Colombia   From 30.01.2001  
Comoro Islands     +
Congo, Democratic Republic     +
Congo, Republic of     +
Cook Islands   From 30.04.2005  
Costa Rica   From 14.12.2011  
Côte d'ivoire     +
Croatia From 08.10.1991    
Cuba      
Curacao     +
Cyprus From 30.04.1973    
Czech Republic From 16.03.1999    
Denmark   From 29.12.2006  
Djibouti     +
Dominica   From 03.11.1978  
Dominican Republic   From 30.08.2009  
East Timor     +
Easter island     +
Ecuador   From 02.04.2005  
Egypt +    
Equatorial Guinea     +
Eritrea     +
Estonia   From 30.09.2001  
Ethiopia     +
Falkland Islands     +
Faroe Islands     +
Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, The     +
Federated States of Micronesia     +
Fiji   From 10.10.1970  
Finland   From 26.08.1985  
France   From 24.01.1965  
French Guiana     +
French Polynesia     +
Gabon     +
Gambia     +
Georgia   From 14.05.2007  
Germany   From 13.02.1966  
Ghana     +
Gibraltar     +
Greece   From 18.05.1985  
Greenland     +
Grenada   From 07.04.2002  
Guadeloupe     +
GUAM     +
Guatemala     +
Guinea     +
Guinea-Bissau     +
Guyana     +
Haiti     +
Hawaii     +
Honduras   From 30.09.2004  
Hong Kong     +
Hungary From 18.01.1973    
Iceland   From 27.11.2004  
India From 14.07.2005    
Indonesia     +
Iran From 16.07.2000    
Iraq +    
Ireland   From 09.03.1999  
Irian Jaya     +
Isle of Guernsey     +
Israel   From 14.08.1978  
Italy   From 11.02.1978  
Jamaica     +
Japan   From 27.07.1970  
Jersey     +
Jordan     +
Kazakhstan From 30.01.2001    
Kenya     +
Kiribati     +
Kosovo     +
Kuwait     +
Kyrgyzstan From 31.07.2011    
Laos     +
Latvia From 30.01.1996    
Lebanon     +
Lesotho   From 04.10.1966  
Liberia   From 08.02.1996  
Libya     +
Liechtenstein   From 17.09.1972  
Lithuania From 19.07.1997    
Luxembourg   From 03.06.1979  
Macau     +
Macedonia From 17.11.1991    
Madagascar     +
Madeira     +
Malawi   From 02.12.1967  
Malaysia     +
Maldives     +
Mali     +
Malta   From 03.03.1968  
Marshall Islands   From 14.08.1992  
Martinique     +
Mauritania   From 12.03.1968  
Mauritius     +
Mayotte     +
Melilla     +
Mexico   From 14.08.1995  
Moldova From 16.03.2007    
Monaco   From 31.12.2002  
Mongolia From 31.12.2009    
Montenegro From 03.06.2006    
Montserrat     +
Morocco     +
Mozambique     +
Myanmar     +
Nagorno-Karabakh * +    
Namibia   From 30.01.2001  
Nauru     +
Navassa     +
Nepal     +
Netherlands, The   From 08.10.1965  
New Caledonia     +
New Zealand   From 22.11.2001  
Nicaragua   From 14.05.2013  
Niger     +
Nigeria     +
Niue   From 02.03.1999  
Norfolk island     +
North Cyprus     +
North Korea +   +
Northern Mariana Islands     +
Norway   From 29.07.1983  
Oman   From 30.01.2012  
Pakistan     +
Palau     +
Palestine     +
Panama   From 04.08.1991  
Papua New Guinea     +
Paraguay     +
Peru   From 30.09.2010  
Philippines     +
Pitcairn Islands     +
Poland From 14.08.2005    
Portugal   From 04.02.1969  
Principality of Sealand     +
Puerto Rico     +
Qatar     +
Reunion     +
Romania From 16.03.2001    
Russian Federation From 31.05.1992    
Rwanda     +
Saharan Republic     +
Saint Kitts and Nevis   From 14.12.1994  
Saint Lucia   From 31.07.2002  
Saint Pierre and Miquelon     +
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   From 27.10.1979  
Saint-Barthelemy     +
Saint-Martin     +
Salvador   From 31.05.1996  
Samoa   From 13.09.1999  
San Andrés and Providencia     +
San Marino   From 13.02.1995  
Sao Tome and Principe   From 13.09.2008  
Saudi Arabia     +
Senegal     +
Serbia   From 27.04.1992  
Seychelles   From 31.03.1979  
Shang     +
Sierra Leone     +
Singapore     +
Sint Maarten     +
Slovakia From 18.02.2002    
Slovenia From 25.06.1991    
Solomon Islands     +
Somalia     +
South Africa, Republic of   From 30.04.1995  
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands     +
South Korea   From 14.07.2007  
South Ossetia * +    
South Sudan     +
Spain From 25.09.1978    
Sri Lanka     +
St. Helena Island     +
Sudan     +
Suriname   From 25.11.1975  
Suriname     +
Svalbard     +
Swaziland   From 06.09.1968  
Sweden   From 01.05.1999  
Switzerland   From 11.03.1973  
Syria     +
Taiwan     +
Tajikistan +    
Tanzania     +
The Isle of Man     +
Togo     +
Tokelau     +
Tonga   From 04.06.1970  
Transnistria * +    
Trinidad and Tobago   From 14.07.2000  
Tunisia +    
Turkey   From 29.09.1985  
Turkmenistan +    
Turks and Caicos Islands     +
Tuvalu     +
U.S. virgin Islands     +
Uganda     +
UK   From 24.01.1965  
Ukraine From 22.12.2003    
United Arab Emirates     +
United States Of America   From 15.10.1981  
Uruguay   From 14.10.2012  
Uzbekistan From 15.04.2012    
Vanuatu   From 30.07.1980  
Vatican     +
Venezuela   From 16.03.1999  
Vietnam +    
Wallis and Futuna     +
Waziristan     +
Yemen +    
Zambia     +
Zimbabwe     +

* – countries with special status regarding the recognition of education.