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February 27, 2023

Pakistan to become a signatory to the Apostille Convention on March 9

Effective March 9, Pakistan will become a signatory to the Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (i.e., the Apostille Convention). The 1961 Apostille Convention enables a country that is a member of the Convention (i.e., a Contracting Party) to authenticate documents issued in that country (e.g., birth certificates, marriage certificates and educational certificates) for use in all other Contracting Parties. The legalization process, on the other hand, often involves multiple approvals and is time-consuming. Documents legalized by an embassy or a consulate of one country (e.g., Pakistan) may only be used in that country (e.g., Pakistan).

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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