Multilingual Forms to Replace Apostille for EU Nationals

In a previous article, we discussed plans to replace the apostille within the EU for certain public documents. The legislation for this has been finalised and the changes are expected to be implemented on the 16th of February 2019. Once these changes are in effect, certain public documents will no longer need the apostille or an official translation. 

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Apostille Service - Christmas Opening Times

The run-up to Christmas is often a busy period for the Apostille Service. Many customers contact us trying to legalise documents before the holiday closures begin. We recommend all customers submit documents to us as soon as they can. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, solicitors, embassies and other government offices will all close for statutory holidays and many do not reopen until the New Year. 

Below you will find more information on our services and estimated processing times.

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Which Countries May Require Embassy Legalisation?

As of December 2018, 116 countries have acceded to The Hague Apostille Convention. As a result of this, UK documents being presented in any of these countries simply require the apostille in order to be legally recognised. Nevertheless, there are many countries that are not party to this treaty. When this is the case additional legalisation steps may be required.

Which Countries May Require Further Legalisation?

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