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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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UK Apostille service in Greater London

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Apostille UK in Greater London

Apostille Service in Greater London

Legalisation in Greater London

Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service in Greater London

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This site exists to help you obtain an apostille certificate service as quickly and as easily as possible.

UK Apostille Certificate Service in Greater London

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We can legalise a UK issued document or certificate. It is necessary for documents or certificates to be legalised by apostille for work, business, personal issues or for a legal requirement.

The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so they can be used for official purposes outside of the UK. It is also referred to as legalisation.
  • Apostille Service in Greater London for use internationally

UK Official Records provides an apostille service to assist you in acquiring official UK Apostille Certificates for UK documents. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the document can be used for official purposes outside of the UK. It is also referred to as legalisation. This means that the documents have to be legalised correctly before you travel and often within a specific time period.

The Apostille includes a raised seal. The Apostille is also serial numbered which can be used to validate the Apostille's authenticity. We will arrange for your document to be legalised and it will then be returned to you.

Typically the Apostille Certificate is issued by the state from which the document originates although in some cases another state can issue the Apostille. Once a document has had an Apostille Certificate attached to it confirming the authenticity of signatures and seals it can be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille. The authority receiving the document should then accept the seals or signatures as true and valid without requesting further evidence or proof.

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Legalisation is the process by which attaches an apostille (certificate) to a UK public document. Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine. The legalisation does not certify the authenticity of a document or give Foreign and Commonwealth Office approval of its content.

Further Information

Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of death certificates

Copies of divorce certificates

Apostille Certificate Service for UK Documents

Apply via the Post

To apply via the post write to the following address:

1. Print and complete our order form.
2. Post your document to us with the order form.
3. We will attach the apostille and return the document to you.

Payment can be made by Cheque, postal order, debit or credit card (See our order form for details).

Download the apostille order form Apostille Order Form

Unable to print order form? Not to worry

If you are unable to print the order form, the following brief note can be written:

Your name
Your address (where you want the document returned to)
Your telephone number (just in case)
Your email (just in case)
Payment by cheque or postal order
Add a brief note telling us what your document is. For example-

Mr Joe Bloggs
1 Mill Street
My Town

Tel: 0123 456789
Email: your email address

Please find enclosed my birth certificate for apostille and my cheque/postal order payment.


Joe Bloggs

If you have any questions about ordering an apostille stamp, do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

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 an Apostille certificate: