Apostille Certificates and Document Legalisation Service
An Apostille must be added to a UK document for it to be accepted overseas. The Apostille is added by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and this is commonly known as ‘Legalisation’.
Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a document is genuine. The document should then be recognised by any member state that joined the Hague Convention.
To check which countries are members please check below:
If your document is for a country or state outside of the members of the Hague Convention, such as the UAE, the document will still require an Apostille prior to passing through the appropriate Embassy or High Commission. (see Embassy Attestation/Legalisation)
If your document(s) are for a country/state within the Hague Convention, please go to the Apostille Only Service menu item on the right hand side of the home page. This will provide you with further information and prices.