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Belgium starts working with the e-Apostille.

On the first of March 2018, Belgium has started issuing e-Apostilles.

An apostille has already been implemented in 1961, in accordance to the Hague Apostille Convention, as a confirmation of the authenticity of the signature and the stamp on public documents and as an exemption of the legalization obligation.

Before March, the apostille existed only in a paper version in Belgium. Until May, this paper version will be a possibility next to the e-Apostille.

However, as from the first of May, the e-Apostille will remain as the only option.

In this light, Belgium has improved its e-Register, which is accessible via the website; http://legalweb.diplomatie.be.

Herewith, Belgium will be the 11th member state of the Hague Apostille Convention, which has implemented the e-App entirely.