European Convention on the Abolition of Legalisation of Documents executed by Diplomatic Agents or Consular Officers

(ETS No. 063)

Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe, in London, on 7 June 1968.

Entry into force: 14 August 1970.

Summary of the treaty

Under this Convention, Parties undertake to exempt from any legalisation documents or certificates executed by diplomatic agents or consular offices of a Party. The Parties have to establish a system for the verification, where necessary, of the authenticity of documents to which this Convention applies.