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) - FCO Stop Issuing Apostilles

The FCO sent an update on the Legalisation Office apostille service. Due to limited staffing levels they can no longer provide apostilles for the general public or business customers (like us). They can only assist people with immediate and urgent travel needs with exceptional circumstances. DO NOT contact the FCO with requests for non-urgent documents.

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Confirming the Structure of a Company

UK companies conducting business internationally, setting up overseas branches or opening a bank account in another country will often need to provide evidence of the structure of the UK registered company.

Various documents can be used for this purpose and these documents will usually require legalisation before they are presented overseas.

Certificate of Good Standing

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The Rise of Digital Documents and the Future of the Apostille Certificate

The issuance of digital documents is becoming increasingly prevalent in the continually evolving information age of today. At present, the apostille is a certificate attached to a physical document which raises the question of how to legalise a document that exists in an electronic format only.

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Why are Some Documents Rejected for FCO Legalisation?

Customers contacting our office are often frustrated that their document has been rejected by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). When documents are rejected they are returned by the FCO apostille service with a standard letter that lists the reasons your document may not be suitable.

In this article we look at some of the common reasons documents are returned by the FCO legalisation team.

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