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Get your documents certified by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Get your documents apostilled and legalised by the UK Legalisation Office – Fast track service
  • Fast Service
  • Accepted in 100+ countries
  • No bureaucracy
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Legalize your passport, degree or other document

Apostille Documents (3-5 working days Standard service)

It usually takes 3-5 working days for the UK Legalisation Office to complete the legalisation/apostille of a document. For UK return address Only. MAKE YOUR ENQUIRIES
per document

Apostille Documents (3-5 working days Standard service)

It usually takes 3-5 working days for the UK Legalisation Office to complete the legalisation/apostille of a document. For return to overseas address outside the UK. Secure tracked delivery included. MAKE YOUR ENQUIRIES
per document

Apostille Documents (1 working day Expedited service)

With the Expedited Service, it will take within 1 working day for the UK Legalisation Office to complete the legalisation/apostille of a document. (Secure tracked delivery included) MAKE YOUR ENQUIRIES
per document

Get your documents certified and legalised (“Apostille”) FAQs

What does ‘Apostille’ mean?

The word ‘apostille’ means ‘certification’ and ‘notarisation’ It is commonly used in English to refer to the legalization of an official document.

Why would I get my documents legalized in the UK?

If you need to present a UK document in another foreign country, legalisation of a document will be required as a form of legal authentication of the document by the relevant authorities. We will present the original documents to our associate UK solicitor firm (recognized by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office) to certify the copy of the original and to complete the legalisation apostille service with the UK authority. The legalised/apostilled document is deemed to be legally recognised in all the member countries that have signed the Hague Convention. If the document is a commercial document of a UK company and it will be used in one of the Middle East countries, the London Chamber of Commerce and Embassy Consulate attestation will be required as an additional legal requirement for the authentication of a document. (Please enquire if Chamber of Commerce and/or Consulate Attestation are required).

Can you send my completed documents to someone else?

Yes. We can send your document(s) directly to your designated individual, bank or business. Simply give us your mailing instructions in writing via email and we will send the documents to that designated address with a courier tracking reference for you to track the mail.

What type of documents can be apostilled/notarised?

Any document from Companies House or issued by the government authorities, for example:
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • General UK Company Documents
  • UK Birth Certificate
  • UK Degree Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate / Divorce Decree
  • Passport

Require other documents to be legalised?

If you wish to apostille/legalise documents other than those included in our standard list above, please send us an enquiry via email to info@archerscs.co.uk or get in touch with us via our online chat room on our website.

How does the service work?

You can send us an email enquiry to place an order request and the country/countries the apostilled/ notarised document(s) will be used in as well as your delivery address for returning the document(s). Once we have your order enquiry and the required information, we will then send you an invoice with our company bank details for you to make a payment transfer and request to forward the original document(s) to us. Upon the receipt of invoice payment, we will present the original document(s) to our associate UK solicitor firm to certify the document(s) and to submit the certified document(s) to the UK Legalisation Office to apostille/notarised the document. Once the apostilled/notarised document(s) is complete, we will then dispatch the document(s) to you by the Royal Mail (UK return address) or DHL courier service (Overseas return address).

Will an apostilled/notariseddocument be accepted by any country?

There are currently 82 member countries that have joined the 1961 Hague Convention which recognize apostilled/ notarised certificate. For countries who are not members of the Hague Convention, documents are required to be legalised and attested by the relevant embassy consulate. If you are unsure as to whether the country in which you are planning to present the apostille document to is a member of the Hague Convention, please send us your enquiry and we will check it for you.

*Our service process time for standard application is a general estimate The turnaround time may be subject to changes depending on the workload of the authority. Please note – The turnaround for standard application may take longer than usual due to the Covid situation. Please make an enquiry with us for further information.