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Key Points

  • Citizens of Senegal will no longer be required to legalize documents in Hague member states who have joined the Apostille Convention


The government of Senegal has joined the Apostille Convention, which removes the requirement for certain foreign-issued public documents to be legalized.

As a result, documents originally granted in Senegal will be accepted by 124 member states belonging to the Apostille Convention. The government of Senegal will also accept documents issued in the 124 member states without further needing to authenticate foreign public documents.

What are the Changes?

The government of Senegal joined the Apostille Convention, which removed the requirement for the legalization of public documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and education certificates and degrees in Hague member states. According to the government, this change will help to streamline the immigration application process in the country.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Senegal’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Presidency of Senegal

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