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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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Which countries recognise Apostille certificates?

Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service

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Which countries recognise Apostille certificates?

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The legalisation of documents is often referred to as an apostille stamp. This is because an embossing stamp is placed upon the actual apostille certificate.
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There are currently over 60 member states of the Hague convention, follow the link to a list of these countries. In addition to those countries which are members of the Hague convention many other countries will also recognise an Apostille certificate. We recommend you check with the entity you intend to present the Apostille certificate to as to whether the Apostille certificate will be acceptable.