Avoid the FCDO Backlogs: Expedite Your Document Legalisation with Our Efficient Service

As businesses and individuals navigate an increasingly globalised world, the importance of document legalisation cannot be overstated. Often, it's a crucial step in establishing your credibility abroad, proving the authenticity of your documents and ensuring smooth cross-border transactions. However, when it comes to obtaining an apostille in the UK, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) backlogs can pose significant challenges and delays. Fortunately, there's an efficient and reliable alternative: our apostille service.

First, let's talk about what's going on with the FCDO. The FCDO is a UK government body responsible for legalising documents so they are recognised overseas. They do this by issuing an apostille - a certificate that verifies the signature, stamp, or seal on a document, making it acceptable in any of the 117 countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention.

However, like many government services, the FCDO is struggling with a large backlog of requests. As of now, the current processing time for documents sent directly to the FCDO for the Apostille is approximately 25 working days. This delay can potentially disrupt plans for those looking to use their documents overseas within a short timeframe.

This is where we come in.

At Apostille.org.uk, we understand the importance of timely document legalisation. That's why we're committed to offering a faster, more efficient apostille service to help you navigate these FCDO backlogs. As a registered next day service provider with the UK FCDO, we're processing most orders in just 1-2 working days subject to signature checks. This means you can have your documents legalised quickly and efficiently, helping you to avoid the long waits often associated with the FCDO process.

We've designed our service with convenience and reliability in mind. We handle all types of documents, from personal papers like birth certificates and diplomas to corporate documents like Certificates of Incorporation or Board Resolutions.

Here's how it works:

  • Order online: Purchase the required service with our easy-to-use online shop facility. You can find the service you need here. You will be given an order number once you have done so.
  • Submit your documents: You can send us your original documents by post or courier. If you're sending your documents from overseas, we recommend using a secure courier such as DHL. Don’t forget to include a note of your order number.
  • Fast Processing: Once we receive your documents, we'll review them to ensure everything is in order. Then, we'll submit them for next day apostille service.
  • Return of Legalised Documents: After your documents have been legalised, we'll return them to you via secure delivery. If needed, we can also arrange for your legalised documents to be sent overseas.


By turning to Apostille.org.uk, you're choosing a service that recognises the importance of your time and the urgent nature of your document legalisation needs. With our expedited service, you can say goodbye to the lengthy FCDO backlogs and hello to a smooth, streamlined process that gets you the apostille you need, when you need it.

Take the stress out of document legalisation by trusting in Apostille.org.uk. We provide a fast, reliable service that will have your documents legalised and returned to you in a fraction of the time it takes via the FCDO. Get in touch with us today to start your expedited apostille process.

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