The legalisation convention is the convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents, also known as the Apostille Convention (5 October 1961). This convention does not completely abolish legalisation but shortens the chain so that only a single action is required, the addition of an apostille. A document bearing an apostille does not require any further legalisation by the embassy or consulate of the country in which it is to be used.
Apostille for New Zealand-
If your document originates from New Zealand then it should be legalised by the correct authority where the document was created or issued. For any document issued in Barbados we suggest you try to contact the following apostille authority:
New Zealand -
Designated Competent Authority(ies):
Department of Internal Affairs, Authentication Unit
Prime Property Tower
c/o The Translation Service
PO Box 805
Telephone: +64 (4) 470 2928
Fax: +64 (4) 470 2921
Contact person: Carlee Reid
(language of communication: English)
General website (see also "Practical Information"): http://www.dia.govt.nz/
Price: NZ$32 for an Apostille certificate and $15 for each additional Apostille issued for documents submitted at the same time. Any number of documents issued by the same authority may be included in one Apostille.
Useful Links: http://www.dia.govt.nz/Document-