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What is an Apostille?

An apostille certificate confirms that the document to which it is attached, 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. 

What is an Apostille?

An apostille certificate confirms that the document to which it is attached, 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. 

How to get an Apostille?

Send your documents to us and we will arrange your apostille certificate, and any associated tasks, for you.

On receipt of your documents and Order Form, we will process your application and send you an invoice.

For more information, take a look at our Apostille prices.

The process shouldn't take longer than a week, sometimes quicker. At peak times (May - September) it can take up to 2 weeks.

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

Why does your document need an Apostille?

When a foreign organisation has requested proof of authenticity of a UK-sourced document.

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 home
  • Birth or Marriage Certificates, or Powers of Attorney for UK residents wishing to work, get married or purchase property abroad
  • Companies House documents when trading or opening a branch or a bank account overseas
See our list of documents that can have an apostille here.

About UK Apostilles

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 company solely involved in legalisation of documents.

We offer a highly personal service and our advisors are on hand to ensure the smooth execution of your legalisation requirements, all at the best possible price.

See our Apostille price comparison.

We appreciate how important your documents are and will take care of them from the moment they arrive.

We do not charge VAT on our services.

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
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