Legalise your document
If you want to legalise a document you wish to use outside of the UK, you will need to have an Apostille. Apostille process, the signature, stamp or seal on the document by an individual who is authorised to certify the document in the UK, is the process of confirming that it belongs to public officials such as a Solicitor, Lawyer, Notary. With this approval, an official document of UK origin is legalised and becomes an official document that can be used anywhere in the world.
If an official from another country has asked you to provide a UK document and has asked for it to be legalised, you may need to use apostille service. The Legalisation Office checks the document, including whether the signature, stamp or seal is authentic. It legalises the document by adding a stamped official certificate ("apostille"). Documents issued outside the UK cannot be legalised using this service but can be legalised in the country in which they were issued.
It is possible to get two kinds of services, premium which is same day, and by mail which takes between 3 to 10 working days.
We recommend that you make an appointment with us 1 day before for apostille procedures.