To simplify document legalization, the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents was signed in the Hague, Netherlands in the year 1961. In the case of the Czech Republic, the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents entered into force on 16 March 1999, published under No 45/1999 Coll. Official Czech documents submitted to the authorities of signatory states of Hague Convention are authorized by a specific clause, apostille. There is no need for further legalization (superlegalization). The full text of the Hague Convention can be found on the following website. The directory of signatory states can be found here.
Sources of law:
- Communication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 45/1999, on participation in the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.