Apostille legalisation is the process of stamping an official document with a special Foreign Commonwealth Stamp, known as the Hague Apostille, that will then authenticate the document for use outside of the United Kingdom. We can help with your Apostille requirements.
Apostille service UK
The Apostille is very different to the Medallion Guarantee, but we are able to provide a fast and efficient apostille service. Provided the documents you require the apostille affixed to arrive at our Braintree offices before 3pm, we should be able to dispatch the documents, fully apostilled by the following working day. We regret we do rely on Royal Mail, a tracking number will be supplied, as such delays for the apostille service are beyond our control.
The Hague Apostille is a special stamp issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK. The Apostille is required only where Countries comply with the Hague convention. If not, instead of affixing the Apostille stamp, we will need to contact the Embassy of that country and apply for legalisation. We can still assist with legalisation if required. Please ensure before applying for an Apostille you check your exact requirements.
Legalisation is required where the Country you wish to use the documents does not adhere to the Hague Convention. In this instance legalisation at the Embassy will be required. We can also assist with legalisation for most Embassy’s in London. Legalisation of documents is not as quick as affixing an apostille, this is because the Embassy’s are a little slower in providing the service. Contact us for more information. Again legalisation of documents is very different to the medallion signature guarantee.