Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the Hague Convention. The Hague Conference on Private International Law maintain a list of these authorities. Examples of designated authorities are embassies, ministries, courts or (local) governments.
- United States: the Secretary of State of each state and his or her deputies are usually competent authorities.
- United Kingdom: all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes.
- Hong Kong: the High Court is eligible of placing an apostille on the documents.
Eligibility for an Apostille in Hong Kong
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