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Apostille Legalisation

Legalisation (Apostille) is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine.

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Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates and Death Certificates are full length copies and can be used for official purposes.

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Consular & Apostille Legalisation Services

Consular & Apostille Certificate Service

Consular and Apostille Certificate Services

Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service

Good Evening, Welcome to UK Official Records !

This site exists to help provide you with an Official UK Certificate & Legalisation Services.

Consular & Apostille Legalisation Services

If you require assistance, Please call us on 0121 247 4304.

We offer legalisation of both replacement and existing UK certificates. The first step is to determine whether you already have the document or want us to issue a replacement certificate...

Do you have the document already?

When a certificate or document is legalised for use in another country an apostille is issued. This involves the following process-

  • 1. The document is checked to make sure that it is genuine and that it has been presented in the correct format.
  • 2. The apostille certificate is created stating which authority has processed the document
  • 3. The apostille certificate is then permanently glued to the document
  • 4. The document and the apostille are then placed into an embossing machine so that the document and the apostille certificate are stamped. The apostille stamp is not an ink stamp, it is an embossed stamp.

Apostille certificates have also been know as

  • Apostille Seal
  • Apostille legalisation or legalization (the American spelling)
  • Hague convention apostille
  • Document legalisation

An Apostille certificate can be obtained for any UK public document. The following list is by no means exhaustive, we have simply selected the most popular documents we receive. Please feel free to contact us to check if the document you want to use overseas can be issued an Apostille certificate.

Examples of the type of documents that can be issued with a UK Apostille certificate: