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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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Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates are full length copies and can be used for official purposes.

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Apostille Certificates

UK Apostille Certificates

Apostille UK

Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service

Welcome to UK Official Services !

This site exists to help you obtain an apostille stamp for UK documents as quickly and as easily as possible.


Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service


Got a document ... but need it legalising?


Apostille Certificates

Send us your certificate and we will arrange for the legalisation process by adding an Apostille stamp before returning it to you anywhere in the world.
  • Replacement apostille certificate
Apostilles are required where an overseas authority needs to validate the authenticity of a certificate as having been legally produced in the UK.

The Apostille includes a raised seal from their office. The Apostille is also serial numbered which can be used to validate the Apostille's authenticity. We will arrange for your certificate to be legalised and it will then be returned to you.

Typically the Apostille Certificate is issued by the state from which the document originates although in some cases another state can issue the Apostille. Once a document has had an Apostille Certificate attached to it confirming the authenticity of signatures and seals it can be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille. The authority receiving the document should then accept the seals or signatures as true and valid without requesting further evidence or proof.

An Apostille certificate can be obtained for any UK 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.

We provide replacement birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates from England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Whether you need a replacement birth certificate for passport applications, social security or immigration, or are conducting family history research or looking to work out of the UK and need a international birth certificate.

Our search for birth, marriage or death records are not restricted to the years provided, so why not take advantage of this, we are here to help. All certificates are Certified copies of Entry of births or extracts of births.

Examples of the type of documents that can be issued with an Apostille certificate: