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Apostille Legalisation

Legalisation (Apostille) is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine.

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What information is contained on the Apostille?

Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service

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What information is contained on the Apostille?

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The legalisation of documents is often referred to as an apostille stamp. This is because an embossing stamp is placed upon the actual apostille certificate.
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An Apostille certificate can be obtained for any public document. The following list is by no means exhaustive, we have simply selected the most popular documents we receive. Please feel free to contact us to check if the document you want to use overseas can be issued an Apostille certificate.

The certificate contains the following information:

  • Country of origin
  • Name of signatory on the document
  • The capacity in which that signatory has acted
  • If the document has been sealed/stamped instead of signed then the details of the authority
  • Place of certification
  • Date of certification
  • Issuing authorities details
  • Certificate number
  • Stamp of issuing authority
  • Authorised signature of authority