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An apostille certificate confirms that the document to which it relates to is authentic and has been checked in its country of origin.

Once this certificate or stamp has been attached to the document, it is legalised and accepted by overseas authorities in countries that have joined the Hague Convention. The requirements for the document vary from country to country. Many countries that are not a part of the convention also recognise Hague Apostille certificates.

Countries that do not recognise Hague Apostille certificates, may require further embassy legalisation. 

About Apostilles UK

Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you find it helpful. As the UK's leading apostille service provider we are happy to offer help and assistance to private individuals, as well as clients from all sectors - from solicitors and notary public,
through to companies both large and small. Our help is only a phone call away. 

We are a small company solely involved in the legalisation of documents. We offer a highly cost-effective personal service and our advisors are on hand to ensure the smooth execution of your legalisation requirements, at the best possible price. See our Apostille price comparison.

We know how important your documents are to you so we will take care of them from the moment they arrive. Your order will be allocated to one of our advisors who will deal with your order from start to finish. We do not use third parties to process them. They are handled in confidence by our own staff at all times.

We do not charge VAT on our services.

Why do we need to have an Apostille?

When a foreign organisation has requested proof of authenticity of a UK-sourced document, you will need this document legalisation.

Some of the common examples are: 
  • Birth certificates for marriage or proof of ID abroad
  • Educational documents when applying to work overseas
  • Bill of Sale for boats
  • Education certificates for overseas students returning to their home country
  • Birth or marriage certificates, or powers of attorney for UK residents wishing to work, get married or purchase property abroad
  • Company documents when trading or opening a branch or a bank account overseas
See our list of documents that can have an apostille here.

How do I get an apostille stamp?

All you have to do is send the documents to us and we will see it through to completion and we can arrange your apostille certificate for you.

On receipt of your items and Apostille Order Form, we will validate your application. We will also process it and return your legalised documents, normally within a week. For more information, take a look at our Apostille prices.

Our services do not have any hidden charges and we do not charge VAT.

How does an apostille certificate work?

The apostille certificate is a paper attachment which is fixed permanently to your documents by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The documents will then be accepted as authentic in any of the Hague Convention countries that will accept the Apostille and others. As it is glued and embossed with the FCO Legalisation Office seal you may wish to legalise a certified copy so that the original remains unchanged.

What information is included on the Apostille certificate?

The certificate contains the following information:
  • Country of origin
  • Name of signatory on the document
  • Certificate number
  • The capacity in which that signatory has acted
  • Place and date of certification
  • If the document has been sealed/stamped instead of signed then the details of the authority
  • Authorised signature of authority
  • Issuing authority's details
  • Stamp of issuing authority
Call Apostilles UK, for apostille legalisation services in the UK.
0845 519 5926
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