Apostille Service

An Apostille Stamp is simply a Certificate of Authenticity. Obtaining an Apostille Stamp may sometimes be referred to as Legalisation or Legalising a Document.

When you present a legal document in a foreign country, it is often difficult for them to determine whether the document is genuine and legal. An Apostille Stamp ensures that your document is recognised and accepted overseas by the member states of the Hague Convention. These countries validate the document, for example a Birth Certificate, by the authority of the Apostille Stamp rather than the document itself.

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a certificate that is attached to an official legal document to verify that the signatory on your document is genuine and that the person who signed your document is a recognised and authorised person of the organisation that issued the document. Each Apostille is dated, given a unique reference number and registered.

How can I get my Certificate Apostilled?

If your certificate needs an apostille stamp we can help you with this. Apostilles are processed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, who will certify the validity of your document and issue an Apostille Stamp which you can use as proof of authenticity when using it at home or abroad. If you would like us to handle this for you, simply indicate the number of apostilled certificates you need when ordering through our website, and we will take care of everything else.

An Apostille may be required when:

  • A marriage is taking place outside of the UK
  • Buying or selling a property abroad
  • Companies carry out business abroad
  • Legalising documents for employment abroad
  • Non-UK residents need proof of qualifications
  • Opening a bank account abroad
  • Assets are outside of the UK
  • Proving your identity
Worldwide Postage Options – 1st Class Postage, Signed For, International Tracked & Worldwide Courier

UK Freephone Number – 0800 677 1171 (free to call from within the UK)

We Despatch Globally – We can help customers from the UK, Europe and Worldwide locations

Scan & Send Available – We offer a scan and send service

Amend Your Order – You have the ability to amend and/or cancel your order if it has not already been processed

Payment Options – We accept payments using Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB Debit and Credit Cards & Paypal

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