An apostille (also known as “notarization”) is like an international document passport.
The apostille itself is a seal and a certificate applied to the document by the British Foreign Office.
A document containing such an apostille is likely to impress foreign legal jurisdictions, so an apostilled document is more likely to be accepted, abroad, as being genuine – and, therefore, legally effective, in other legal jurisdictions.
The requirement for an apostille will generally arise when a foreign authority requests that some document be apostilled or notarized.
This basic explanation is intended merely to assure prospects that we understand this service – the facts are normally quite convoluted, and precisely what we can do for you may vary in a manner too complex to explain, here, succinctly. If you feel we may be able to help you, then please Contact Us.
How long will it take?
We don’t generally do anything for new clients until our process of client retention has concluded – this involves agreeing the scope of what we are doing for the price (our terms are below), setting-up our client record, and producing the bill (payment in advance is required for all new clients).
Getting the document ready to be send to the Foreign Office typically take a couple of days; the Foreign Office normally supply the Apostille within a working week of it being applied for.
Our work will be charged at a fixed-fee of: