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Anoreg / BR signs Technical Cooperation Terms of the Hague Apostille System and Convention

Brasilia DF) - On the afternoon of Wednesday (15.05), the Association of Notaries and Registrars of Brazil (Anoreg / BR), together with the National Association of Registrars of Natural Persons (Arpen / BR) and the Notary College of Brazil (CNB / CF ) signed the Term of Technical Cooperation for the development of the new apostille system at the headquarters of the National Justice Council (CNJ), project manager and maintainer.

At the opportunity, the entities officially signed the partnership for cultural and legal events related to the 11º International Forum on the Electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), which will be held in Fortaleza (CE), from 16 to 18 in October.

The president of Anoreg / BR, Cláudio Marçal Freire, spoke about the mission of transforming the apostille from paper to digital. "With this new platform we will put Brazil where it deserves to be, among the most developed nations in the world, especially with regard to the Hague Convention. It's a great joy to be here at this event. " The president thanked the CNJ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their trust in notaries and registrars, who in a short time have already handled more than six million documents in Brazil.

The president of the CNB / CF, Paulo Roberto Gaiger Ferreira, thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Council of Justice for recognizing in the extrajudicial sector of Brazil the competence to have the apostille done. "This work has been done with quality. There are already millions of apostilled documents and now we have this new challenge of perfecting it, digitizing even more this process. It is an opportunity that Brazil has to show the other countries of the community of The Hague that we have a quality service for the citizen, "he added.

Already the president of Arpen / BR, Arion Toledo Cavalheiro Júnior, stressed that for the documents to be valid in other countries, after Brazil became a signatory of the Hague Convention, they need to be apostilled and validated by the Brazilian authorities. "With the authorization of notaries and registrars to write public documents, the Brazilian society wins. It is an agile and fast procedure, which with this signed term will advance technically and technologically. "

Judge Carlos Vieira Adameck pointed out that the international disclosure of Brazil made it possible for the other signatories to get to know the work of notaries and registrars, stating that "the potential of developing the digital platform will certainly give the system more agility and security, needs this legalization service. On behalf of the CNJ, I say we will do everything possible to structure this, "he added.

The national court of Jusitca, Minister Humberto Martins, spoke about the importance of the partnership between those responsible for the handout, noting that "the term of cooperation is a milestone in the history of the Brazilian notary and registry service. On this date, the first step is taken to hold the International Meeting of the Hague Apostille Convention, which will be held for the first time outside the Netherlands, a source of great pride to the nation and the Brazilian Judiciary. " According to Martins, Brazil will receive the Seminar for the efficiency that the electronic apostille service, reached in this period of approximately three years.

Also present at the meeting, the director of the Department of Security and Justice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister André Veras Guimarães, spoke on the competence and seriousness of the Brazilian extrajudicial service. "The choice we made was extremely accurate, not only the numbers demonstrate but also the quality of the service that is provided." According to the minister, the choice of Fortaleza to host the Seminar was strategic, because besides the beauty of the city, it was thought of easy access, mainly to European countries.

"We are at the forefront of the world in this field, which is the apostille. There is no country that has the structure and size that we have, and that manages to provide a service with so much security to the recipient, "he said.

The deputy secretary general and auxiliary judge of the presidency of the CNJ, Márcio Evangelista, pointed out that "Brazil had hitherto had little international relevance before The Hague, it was part of the Convention, but it was not called to the technical conventions on this. Brazil has been recognized as a necessary partner. " For Evangelista, the intention is for the electronic system to be an open and free platform for The Hague to offer to other countries.

The National Councilor for Justice, Maria Iracema Martins, underlined the honor of choosing Ceará to host the International Meeting of the Hague Apostille Convention. "We will do everything to welcome the 113 countries that will participate. It's a lot of responsibility, but it will be a great event. "

The National Corregidor of Justice, Minister Humberto Martins, was signed; the director of the Department of Security and Justice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister André Veras Guimarães; the Secretary General of the National Council of Justice, Judge Carlos Vieira Adameck; the director general of the National Council of Justice, Johaness Eck; the president of Anoreg / BR, Cláudio Marçal Freire; the president of CNB / CF, Paulo Roberto Gaiger Ferreira; the president of Arpen / BR, Arion Toledo Cavalheiro Junior; and the vice president of the CNB / CF, Emanuelle Perrota.

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