What is Included within the Certificate of Good Standing?

The Certificate of Good Standing is a formal document issued by Companies House to confirm that a company is registered and compliant with its filing requirements. In addition to confirming these points the certificate can also be used to confirm certain other facts about a company.

The standard information that can also be included on the Certificate of Good Standing is as follows:-

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The Apostille Service is OPEN - Covid-19 Update

UPDATED 10 April 2020

We are legalising all UK documents with the apostille certificate. We are a registered UK Apostille Service assisting the FCO with their efforts to legalise documents. Whilst the Legalisation Office at the FCO is currently closed to the public we are working with them as a registered business to provide apostilles.You can order apostille services today!

Embassy legalisation is possible at some embassies but several of the embassies in London are currently closed for the attestation of documents.

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Get a Document Legalised During Covid-19 Pandemic – FAQs

Are we open?

Yes, the office is open and we are accepting documents for apostille legalisation. We have a team of staff working in the office and we have social distancing measures in place. Several team members are working remotely to handle customer enquiries by chat, email and phone.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

Updated: 03/04/2020 - APOSTILLE SERVICES RESUME

The Apostille Service is open and we are legalising documents. Most orders are being completed in just 2 to 3 working days,

The FCO will be opening the apostille service to business customers from Tuesday 7 April 2020. We are ready to get processing orders and to assist new customers.

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We Have Moved Office

The Apostille Service are pleased to announce that we have succesfully moved into our new office. The new location is just a few hundred meters from our old address in the centre of the city.

Having completely refurbished our new office we are now settled in our new home and continue to process all documents as quickly as possible. Customer service has not been affected and we continue to answer all of your enquiries by phone, email and online chat. Please send all new orders to the following address.

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Coronavirus - Impact on Delivery Times

As of January the 23rd the authorities in Wuhan, China have imposed a city-wide quarantine due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. As a result, there are expected to be transport restrictions for both imports and exports in Wuhan, the surrounding regions and potentially China as a whole.

This will likely impact return delivery time scales for both our DHL and international airmail services for items being sent to China. The extent of this remains to be seen. Please bear this in mind when sending your documents to us and also when asking for your order to be returned to China.

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Who can Issue the Apostille?

When applying to legalise a document with the apostille for the first time it can be confusing as to who can actually do this. It is a common misconception that the apostille can be issued by a solicitor, a notary or a registrar. Whilst such individuals may claim to be able to do so this can be misleading.

The UK apostille is issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Any individual or organisation obtaining the apostille for a given document will ultimately be submitting this to the FCO.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Can the UK Apostille be issued to a Document Prepared in a Foreign Language?

As per the terms of the Hague Convention, the Apostille is issued to a document originating from one country in order for this to be legally recognised in another member country. For example, a UK birth certificate that has been issued with the apostille should be legally recognised in the USA.

Overall, this does prove to be an effective system to simplify the circulation of documents throughout countries that are part of the apostille convention. However, one clear caveat of this is the fact that there is not a common language shared by all of these countries.

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