Get your documents legalised by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
How to get your documents apostilled:
- Select ‘Order’ above.
- Choose which documents you require to be apostilled.
- Complete the application form, checkout and pay.
- On receiving your order, we will notarise your documents.
- The documents will be presented to the FCDO for approval and an Apostille Certificate will be attached to each one.
- Once the apostilled documents have been returned to us by the FCDO, we will send them to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery free of charge, or International Tracked and Signed mail for an additional cost of £13.00. Premium courier delivery is available at an additional cost.
Frequently asked questions
Apostilling means to legalise a document by having an Apostille Certificate attached to it.
Yes. A notary Public must verify the documents before they are sent to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for apostilling.
Limited companies are often required to have their company documents apostilled by overseas authorities, non-UK registrars and banks, before they will recognise them as being legal.
The Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Certificate of Good Standing and Certificate of Name Change.
An Apostille Certificate is a document that displays the following details:
- Country of origin of the legalised document.
- Location and date of legalization.
- Name of official signatory, i.e. the Notary Public.
- Certificate number.
- Official seal and signature of the FCDO.
The entire legalisation process takes approximately 14 days to complete.