Apostille with Notarised Documents
What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a form of authentication that is applied to documents for use in countries other than the UK.
The Notarisation of Documents is usually carried out by a Solicitor or Notary in the UK.
To Apostille the company documents a Notary will apply a seal to the affidavit which is attached to the documents. Once the Notary have Notarised the Documents the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will then attach an apostille to the documents, this confirms that the Notary’s signature and seal has been certified.
Why use an Apostille?
Once the documents have been Notarised and Apostilled the seals and signature on the documents will be confirmed. The apostille with notarised documents can then be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille.
The receiving party (could be an individual, business or government body) should then accept the signatures or seals on the apostille, which will allow your documents to be treated as genuine documents without further evidence or proof required.
What can be included in my Apostille?
You are able to apply for 1 or more documents to be Apostilled, including:
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Current Appointments Report
- And many more!
You are able to include as many documents as you like in your Apostille, the charge will not increase.
You are able to indicate what documents you would like in your Apostille, when placing your order.
How long does it take to obtain Apostilled Documents?
We have two different Apostille services available for you to choose from, please see our services below:
- Standard Service – 6-8 working days
- Expedite Service – 2-4 working days
You can choose which service you require on our Price List.
The service you have selected is for the Expedite Service of 2-4 working days.
The timescales quoted are for us to obtain the documents for you, postage time to yourself is additional.