Search and Extract Services provides a fast and simple service to obtain an Apostille stamp on your documents.
An apostille certificate (Legalisation) is a document which is generally used outside of the UK and which certifies that your documents are authentic. This certificate is usually needed by people who are travelling to work or study outside the country or your company is undertaking a contract or set up an establishment overseas. Most if not all organisations will require that an apostille certificate be presented in order for the documents to be accepted. However, the process of getting this certificate can be tedious and time consuming at best, so this is where we at Search and Extract Services can help you!
We understand that getting a document legalised or acquiring an apostille certificate is something most regular people are not familiar with. Most people have never heard of this before and so this makes the process even more difficult. However, our job is to make the process simple and quick, we do this by taking care of everything involved in getting your documents legalised along with an apostille certificate. So, you no longer have to worry about manoeuvring through various diplomatic and bureaucratic channels to get it done.
If you need to use a UK or Irish public document in an overseas country, then you may find that the local authorities require it to be legalised document before they will accept it. Each foreign country will have its own legalisation requirements.
The certificate contains the following information:
Your document can only be legalised if it has been either signed and certified by an official from the issuing authority or It must also be certified, signed and dated by either a solicitor or notary public in the UK. There are exceptions for documents which have Original stated next to them in the list below DO NOT require any further solicitor or notary public certification.
Some documents may require the certification of a UK notary public or solicitor before they can be submitted to us for legalisation. Please refer to the ‘TIP’ that relates to the type of document you wish to legalise (listed below). If the document requires the certification or signature of a notary public or solicitor, the UK practising notary public/solicitor MUST do this whilst in the UK.
If a UK notary public or solicitor practising within the UK is signing a document, they should state clearly what exactly it is they are certifying in relation to the document. They must sign in their own name and not use a company signature. They should clearly print their name and their firm's name under the signature. We have highlighted (under ‘TIPS’) when a document needs to be signed by a UK notary public or solicitor before it is sent to us in the links below.
Customers should be aware that some countries only recognise documents notarised by a qualified notary public. Some countries, such as the USA, Canada and Australia contain individual States, and each has its own system of law.
We can legalise photocopies of certain types of documents as long as they have been certified in the UK by a practising UK notary public or solicitor as being true photocopies. Please note that this does not include Birth, Death, Marriage, Adoption and Civil certificate. If you want to legalise a certified photocopy of a particular document, and we are able to do this, you should also confirm with the authority in the destination country requiring the legalisation that a certified photocopy is acceptable to them.
We are unable to legalise any document that has been laminated.
The following countries are all members of the Hague conference and have entered
into force Convention 12 of 5 October 1961, Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation
for Foreign Public Documents.
These countries will therefore accept the Apostille Certificate in place of any further legalisation.
Countries not listed will often still require an Apostille but will then also require further legalisation via their embassy. Please contact us for guidance on this.
Countries A to G
Countries H to P
Countries R to Z
There are numerous instances where you may require that your educational, company, and/or various other important documents are legalised by a foreign embassy or consulate in the UK. The main reason being that the country that you will be using your documents for is NOT a member of the Hague Convention 12 Agreement. This means that an FCO apostille alone will NOT be sufficient enough, and an embassy attestation or legalisation will be required. The problem with the process is that its time consuming to say the least. Many embassies will ignore emails, not answer calls or their website will not be clear on how the process works. This leaves many people frustrated and confused, especially those that need it done in a hurry. But this is where we at Search and Extract Services can help make the process as simple as just one call or email, all you need is to get in touch with us.
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